McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

DVD - 1990
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Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.

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sertaoprincess
Jan 06, 2017

a movie for lovers of film. set in the pacific nw territory, it is a movie about the ending of the old west as big business moves in. it is extremely well done....and you will feel as if you experienced the movie's time and place. it also features music of the great leonard cohen.

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Monolith
Jul 11, 2016

An extremely atmospheric Western, to say the least. Innovative for its departure from the standard run-of-the-mill cowboy yarns prior. There is no John Wayne/Gary Cooper style hero here on his white horse saving Nell from Snidely Whiplash who tied her to the railroad tracks. Robert Altman introduces us to bare @$$ed prostitutes, an opium den, and an antihero who is a drunk and a coward. It's rumored that the log buildings of the town were crafted by a crew who went to Vancouver to dodge the Vietnam draft.

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TheSandoz
Jun 01, 2016

Great Western directed by Robert Altman.

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