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The Outsider (2002)

A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.

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Randa Haines

Writers:

Penelope Williamson (book), Jenny Wingfield (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Daly ... Johnny Gault
Naomi Watts ... Rebecca Yoder
Keith Carradine ... Noah Weaver
David Carradine ... Doctor Lucas Henry
Thomas Curtis Thomas Curtis ... Benjo Yoder
Brett Tucker ... Ben Yoder
John Noble ... Fergus Hunter
Grant Piro Grant Piro ... Woodrow Wharton
Peter McCauley ... Isaiah Miller
Jason Clarke ... Ray Childress
Todd Leigh ... Mose
Aaron James Cash ... Samuel Miller (as Aaron Cash)
Simon Watts ... Abram Miller
Eamon Farren ... Levi Miller
Kim Knuckey Kim Knuckey ... Sheriff Getts
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A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and a scene of sexuality

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El forastero See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The hauntingly beautiful background music in the movie was mostly Norwegian folk songs - Bla Tonar Fra Lom & Jenta I Saueflokken and although, the "Plain People" in the movie appear to be something like Amish or Mennonites - there were no Norwegian settlements of this kind in the US. Most of these groups came from Germany & Switzerland. Most Norwegians coming to the US during this time period were Lutherans. Also, the hymn they sing during the barn religious ceremony was sung in Norwegian. See more »

Goofs

In the lambing scene, when Johnny first sees the lamb in the straw, the lamb wet and slimy. A moment later, while still covered in straw, it is dry and fluffy. See more »

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romantic western about a religious woman and a gunfighter.
13 January 2003 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

In this western everything works very well from beginning to end. It works well as a romance, it also shows with sensitivity the problems people who belong to closed religious groups face when they don´t follow the rules. And on top of it all it is also a western with plenty of action, so it should please just about everybody. Naomi Watts is absolutely great as the religious woman and Tim Daly is also very good. Don´t miss it.


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