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Struggling frontier couple Martha (Clare Bowen) and Heck (David Call) find their promise of a better life in jeopardy in this independent western from director Jared Moshé. In the bloody aftermath of the Civil War, Martha and Heck face an uncertain future after Martha's father dies, leaving his homestead to his daughter and her husband. Subsequently approached by a mining-company representative with designs on their land, they intend to accept the company's lucrative offer when Martha's older brother Wade (Barlow Jacobs), a Union Army defector, returns to pay his final respects to his father. Having thought her sibling was killed on the battlefield, Martha welcomes him home even as it becomes increasingly obvious to Wade that his sister is hiding something. Later, as Wade begins to grow even more suspicious of Martha, mounting tensions in the homestead lead to a confrontation that threatens to destroy what's left of this fractured family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:May 3, 2013

Cast

David Call
as Heck Kirkland
Barlow Jacobs
as Wade McCurry
Joseph Lyle Taylor
as E.J. Lane
Richard Riehle
as Three Penny Hank

Crew

Jared Moshé
Director
Jared Moshé
Screenwriter
Ruth De Jong
Production Designer
Ruth Mutch
Executive Producer
Nick Quested
Executive Producer
Jennifer Chikes
Executive Producer
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