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The Pledge (2008)

Luke Perry , C. Thomas Howell , Armand Mastroianni  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Luke Perry, C. Thomas Howell, Kim Coates, Jaclyn DeSantis, Francesco Quinn
  • Directors: Armand Mastroianni
  • Writers: Jim Byrnes
  • Producers: Albert T. Dickerson III, H. Daniel Gross, Larry Levinson, Michael Moran, Nick Lombardo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Rhi Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0016MJ6JW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,635 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Pledge" on IMDb

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Following in the success of recent RHI Westerns including Avenging Angel and Prairie Fever, The Pledge follows a country sheriff out for revenge. After the murder of his wife and son by an escaped criminal, Sheriff Matt Austin sets out to capture him only to find he's been hired by a greedy land baron seeking to take land from a widow and her son. Starring Luke Perry and C. Thomas Howell, The Pledge proves that in the American West, justice must be served.

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4.4 out of 5 stars
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4.4 out of 5 stars
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Western Justice July 11, 2008
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Westerns are the Greek Tragedies of the movie world. Well done, they are human, gritty works of art. Done poorly, they can be melodrama. It is fortunate that there are enough of us left who remember the Westerns from the 50s and 60s and can work the formulas correctly. This is one of the good ones.

Matt Austin (Luke Perry) is an ex-sheriff in a town in Texas who has hung up his guns to live a peaceful life with his wife and son on his ranch. Unfortunately, he has some unfinished business who has just escaped from prison, in the person of Tate, whose brother Austin killed a few years before. Austin hears that Tate is loose; but in going looking for him, he is outthunk by Tate, who goes directly to Austin's ranch and murders Austin's family, and escapes again. Austin, decimated, dedicates his life to finding Tate and making him answer for his crimes.

The scene shifts to California, to a town run by an Oil Can Harry of a bad guy (C. Thomas Howell) named Mr. Horn. Mr Horn is trying to run a local Mexicano family off their land, where they have lived for 90 years, because they have something he wants; a bountiful spring, the major source of water in the area. Mr. Horn knows that if he controls the water, he will become the most powerful man in the area. He also knows he has a limited time to pull off his claim to the land; the tax assessors are on their way, and when they come, his claim will be negated. And, of course, he is encountering stiff opposition from the family, composed of a brother Eddie and his widowed sister and her boy. Mr Horn is getting very pushy.

As a last resort, Eddie - against his sister's wishes - rides to a nearby cesspit of a town full of roughnecks and gunmen to hire help in protecting their land.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good western with a true theme July 11, 2008
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The Spanish land grants were raided by the early eastern Americans
in the 1850's. In this story an family Rancho is being laid siege
by the local big land owner. First the brother is killed while trying to
recruit 'pistoleros' in a border town by a sheriff hunting the killers of his wife and child. He comes to the rancho and the sister and her son
remind him of his own lost family.
He and a few other good men make a stand.
In this one case the land is held, but in too many historical cases,
in the western states that wasn't the actual case?!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Western with Character June 26, 2009
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This is a great story about a retiring sheriff who accidently shoots an innocent man in a saloon. The movie brings forth many good values and the leading lady is beautiful and virtuous. If there was anything I could add it would be a sequel!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good western April 20, 2009
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I first saw this on TV and liked it. I love the beautiful settings in this western, and the scenery which is different from most. Best of all, I like Luke Perry and his acting. He has a handsome, rugged face, which has the capacity to look kind when needed, and positively hard and calculating when called for. That is an unusual quality and what adds to his acting ability. It is pretty much predictable, for which I would normally only give three stars, but the whole together, for me, makes it a four star film. If you are looking for a western with a difference, this isn't it, but if you are a fan of westerns, this one is great.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Action Movie March 16, 2011
By carolyn
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Luke Perry, he amazed me with his acting, playing a cowboy. I had never seen him in this type of movie. He should do alot more westerns, cause he made me believe he was a lawman back in those days. Not too many men can act, and look western, but he threw this performance out the park. So all you Luke Perry fans, and western movie watchers get this movie, it's super great. All the actors, were so good, that I couldn't stand the bad men, even thou they were playing the parts. You will watch it over, and over time after time. As my self being a great-grandma, this high stepping granny says you all are missing a great movie.. You won't be disappointed at all, Come on all You Grannys who love to watch all those men in tight blue jeans, and think your 20 again, you will love it......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok Movie April 12, 2014
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This is a good moral movie that the whole family can watch together. I would recommend this movie to you as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love good westerns October 28, 2013
By kitten
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The main reason I picked this movies is because I like Luke Perry. It's a wonderful western and I'm sure all ages would enjoy this one. I've never seen a movie that Luke Perry was in that I didn't like. He's wonderful.

Mary
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5.0 out of 5 stars great May 27, 2013
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I have all the Good Night for Justice movies with Luke Perry so I didnt know if this would be a good movie but it is. Love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movies, we like & watch often.
Published 1 month ago by valky
5.0 out of 5 stars another great western to enjoy I have all of Luke Perry's ...
another great western to enjoy I have all of Luke Perry's movies to watch over many times thanks for good westerns
Published 2 months ago by beverly crider
1.0 out of 5 stars Be honest now! It was a DUD!
I had to give it less than it deserves to help counter the inflated judgments of some of the other reviewers. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dougie Quick
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Considering this was a newer movie, I was impressed with all aspects. If you like westerns you will enjoy this one. Watch it!
Published 20 months ago by Robert Rickgauer
5.0 out of 5 stars another great luke perry movie
For anyone who liked the Goodnight series, here is another movie you should love. He makes his character very believable and the story line could be set to modern times.
Published 20 months ago by Marsha M Goudie
5.0 out of 5 stars The pledge
Loved it, no problems I will be telling friends about my experience. The price was worth it . Mailed in timely manor.
Published 22 months ago by DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Great movie ,, ,,, ,, ,,, ,,, ,,, ,,, ,,, .. ....... ''''' ''' ''''' ''''' '' '''' '' '
Published 22 months ago by DaveinDenver
1.0 out of 5 stars A poorly made, poorly written, and poorly acted tv movie
Don't waste your money buying this or your time watching it. There wasn't a single moment during my viewing of this made for tv movie that I wasn't acutely aware of the poor... Read more
Published 23 months ago by lqfireman
5.0 out of 5 stars Top shelf western....
This is one of the better westerns you'll find, period. Great performances by Luke Perry as Sheriff Austin, C. Read more
Published on September 28, 2012 by Plank Spanker
5.0 out of 5 stars western lover
Good Western I keep getting them for my husband as he loves to spend the night just watching westerns even if he has seen them before. Read more
Published on July 6, 2012 by Florence M. Herrera
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