The title of this offbeat TV Western unfortunately tends to give away the plot twist, but don't let it stop you from enjoying the many familiar faces playing equal numbers of some very weary and some very venal cowpokes. Eric Roberts leads a troop of bank robbers who stumble across a "lost" town in the desert. Sam Shepherd is the town marshal aided by deputy Donnie Wahlberg and town doctor Randy Quaid. No one in town carries a gun, there is no jail and everyone spends an awful lot of time in church, which leads Roberts to believe the community should be easy pickings. He will be proved wrong, very wrong. You've seen this story done before, both as STAR TREK and TWILIGHT ZONE episodes. But don't let it stop you from enjoying this Wild West fantasy, as you try to guess the true identities of Shepherd and his apparently pacifist pals. I gave this occasionally clumsy mystery thriller and extra point for trying something different.
Purgatory (1999) 720p YIFY Movie
Purgatory is a TV movie starring Sam Shepard, Eric Roberts, and Randy Quaid. An outlaw band rides into a town that is actually Purgatory, between Heaven and Hell.
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An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill Hickok who must redeem themselves before gaining admittance to Heaven...or screw up and go to Hell. The residents must either defend themselves against the outlaws and risk eternal damnation... or die a second time.
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Different kind of WesternReviewed byxredgarnetxVote: 8/10
The idea of making the religious realm of Purgatory into an old Western town sounds fairly bizarre, but it makes for a very fun and entertaining movie. The plot mainly involves a gang of outlaws led by Blackjack (Eric Roberts) on the run who end up in a town that is none other than the realm of judgment itself. The town is populuated by the worst outlaws of the old west (Billy the Kid, Jesse James, etc.) who have been given a second chance at salvation- if they can survive an indeterminate period of time without giving in to temptations to sin, they will be saved. When the outlaws decide to pillage the town, it's occupants are faced with a crisis of conscience. There's a lot to enjoy about this movie: Sam Shepard and Randy Quaid fun to watch as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday, and Eric Roberts, overacting as always, actually makes for a very convincing outlaw. And the climactic gunfight is a simply spectacular piece of action filmmaking. If you missed this when it appeared on TV, I would suggest renting it when it comes out on video- I doubt you'll be disappointed.
Purgatory is a little gem of a movie of which i really enjoyed. I am always a little weary of TV movies they nearly always teld to have low budget scripts and low budget acting but not this film. The film is about a gang of outlaws who ride into a town way in the middle of nowhere. The occupants are over hospitable and are extremely law abiding,they dont carry guns and they visit the church every day. The bandits start to take advantage of their hosts genourosity and start tearing up the town. This is when the residents true identities are revealed. Great entertainment. 8 out of 10.