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When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

7.5
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Directed by

John Sayles

Written by

John Sayles (Writer)

Runtime

135 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

John Sayles invites you to return to the scene of the crime.

Cast

Keywords

sheriff texas dark secrets neo-western family secret

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Lists

#973 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#324 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen