Lone Star (1996 film)

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Lone Star is a 1996 film about a sheriff who, after the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Directed and written by John Sayles.
John Sayles invites you to return to the scene of the crime.

Sheriff Sam Deeds

  • You oughta put up a banner: "Frontera, Texas: gateway to inexpensive pussy."
  • No telling yet if there's been a crime, but this country's seen a fair amount of disagreements over the years.

Pilar Cruz

  • All my mother does is work. That's how you get to be Spanish.
  • All that other stuff, all that history? To hell with it, right? Forget the Alamo.

Otis Payne

  • It's not like there's a line between the good people and the bad people. It is not like you're one or the other.

Wesley Birdsong

  • Hell, at my age, you learn a new name you gotta forget an old one.


Mickey: Think her family's gonna be okay that you're a white guy?
Sgt. Cliff: They think any woman over 30 who isn't married is a lesbian. She figures, they'll be so relieved that I'm a man...
Mickey: Yeah, it's always heartwarming to see a prejudice defeated by a deeper prejudice.

Bartender: I'm as liberal as the next guy.
Sheriff Sam Deeds: If the next guy is a redneck.

Chucho Montoya: You're the sheriff of Rio County, right? Un jefe mui respectado. [drawing a line in the sand] Step across this line. You're not the sheriff of nothing anymore, just some tejano with a lot of questions I don't have to answer. A bird flying south, you think he sees this line? Rattlesnake? Javelina? Whatever you got. You think halfway across that line they start thinking different? Why should a man?
Sheriff Sam Deeds: Your government's always been pretty happy to have that line, the question's just been where to draw it.
Chucho Montoya: My government can go fuck itself, and so can yours! I'm talking about people here. Men.

Sheriff Sam Deeds: Mrs. Bledsoe?
Minnie Bledsoe: That's me.
Sheriff Sam Deeds: I'm Sheriff Deeds.
Minnie Bledsoe: Sheriff Deeds is dead, honey. You just Sheriff Junior.
Sheriff Sam Deeds: Yeah, that's the story of my life.

Coworker: Your mother's family is Spanish?
Pilar Cruz: Sure, they go back to Cortés. When he rode by, they were squatting in a hut cooking hamsters for dinner.



Voice cast

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