Homesman, The Bookmark and Share

United States, Date: November 14, 2014


All | Drama | Western
  • Cast & Credits:

    Release Date: November 14, 2014 (limited)
    Studio: Roadside Attractions
    Director: Tommy Lee Jones
    Screenwriter: Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A. Oliver
    Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader, Meryl Streep
    Genre: Drama
    Runtime: 122 mins.
    Budget: $16,000,000 (estimated)
    MPAA Rating: R (for violence, sexual content, some disturbing behavior and nudity)
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When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

Did You Know?

The Homesman is based on a novel by Glendon Swarthout. Swarthout also wrote Shootist the all-time classic novel chosen by the Western Writers of America as one of the best western novels ever written. It is also the inspiration for John Wayne's last great starring role--the acclaimed 1976 film, The Shootist.


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