Blood Red

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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This liberal quasi-Western is like the Jesse James story updated by the right-on, socially-minded Sundance Institute. Eric Roberts plays the no-good son of a 19th century immigrant Sicilian wine-grower whose livelihood is threatened by the railroad which a ruthless Irish carpetbagger (Hopper) plans to drive through the vineyards. After his father is killed, Roberts takes the law into his own hands, becoming an outlaw and rallying the hitherto pacifist Sicilians to the cause. What started as a sincere social drama suddenly explodes into a fully-fledged Western, with plenty of fisticuffs and gunplay. Julia Roberts stands around in the background looking pretty, with only a dozen or so lines.

Release details

Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Masterson
Screenwriter: Ron Cutler
Cast: Eric Roberts
Giancarlo Giannini
Dennis Hopper
Burt Young
Carlin Glynn
Lara Harris
Elias Koteas
Marc Lawrence
Frank Campanella
Aldo Ray
Susan Anspach
Julia Roberts
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