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produced by
Curt Lambert, Joe Cornet (executive) for San Rafael Productions
directed by Joe Cornet
starring Trista Robinson, Joe Cornet, Curt Lambert, James Henderson, Kerry Goodwin, Gene Rathswohl, Maude Bonanni, Don Murray, Patrick Scott Lewis, Matt Kelsey, Chris Beeman, Ernie Ventry, Robert Amato, John Marrs, Buddy Clements, Lawrence Ford, G Jerry Jones
written by Joe Cornet, music by Sean Murray

review by
Mike Haberfelner

The Old West, a few years after the end of the Civil War: Ransom (Joe Cornet) has been crossing the country as a bounty hunter unable to find peace, not since a trio of Confederate soldiers have shot dead the love of his life Tess (Kerry Goodwin), just because they wanted to bury a case of embezzled Confederate treasure on her land. It's really a past he wants to run away from, but now he again becomes part of it when he shoots dead one Zebediah Scurlock (Chris Beeman), who just happened to know what has happened to that Confederate treasure in the years since. And now outlaws Wildeye (Curt Lambert) and Brick (Gene Rathswohl) figure Ransom must have somehow learned the whereabouts. On a happier note, Ransom finally crosses paths with Promise (Trista Robinson) again, Tess's daughter he has lost track of back when but who has managed to fend for her own - and now she wants to get her hands on the Confederate treasure, figuring she has more right to it than anyone else. And while Ransom doesn't share this conviction of hers, he is more than glad to help her in this treasure hunt. Thing is, while it's hard enough to remain ahead of Wildeye and Brick, there are more parties after the treasure, and while many of them are easily disposed of, there's also dandy bounty hunter Bill Gristy (James Henderson), who seems to be one step ahead of the competition throughout. Plus the treasure hunt, the bloodier it gets, alerts more and more lawmen - so it's of little surprise that everything comes to a bullet-riddled head eventually ...


A very nice western that keeps things strictly old school, so no post-modernist revisions here or self-irony or allusions to current affairs - but that doesn't mean that Promise comes across as old-fashioned in the least, as it presents the viewer with a well-structured, tense and engaging story, a nice mix of colourful characters embodied by a solid cast, and plenty of fights and shoot-outs one has come to expect from a good western.

Very cool genre entertainment indeed!

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