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The Proposition (6-Oct-2005)

Director: John Hillcoat

Writer: Nick Cave

Keywords: Western

A 19th-century Australian lawman captures a wanted criminal, handing him an ultimatum to locate and kill his older brother.

Captain Stanley, a tough-as-nails British lawman working to restore order in the Australian frontier of the 1880s, captures wanted outlaw brothers Charlie and Mikey Burns following a hard-fought shootout. Stanley wants their at-large brother, rapist and murderer Arthur, most of all; he hands an ultimatum to Charlie, promising to spare Mikey from execution if he locates and assassinates Arthur within nine days. Favoring the life of his man-child younger brother over his reckless elder, Charlie sets out to perform his dirty deed.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Hurt
22-Jan-1940   Alien
Guy Pearce
5-Oct-1967   Memento, L.A. Confidential
Noah Taylor
4-Sep-1969   He Died with a Felafel in His Hand
Emily Watson
14-Jan-1967   Angela's Ashes
David Wenham
21-Sep-1965   Faramir in Lord of the Rings
Ray Winstone
19-Feb-1957   Vincent


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