Best Western Movies of 1989
Desperado: The Outlaw Wars
Duell McCall visits his old girlfriend, Nora, and learns that she gave birth to his child. He wants to stay but he is still a wanted man. So, Sheriff Campbell suggests that if he brings in this notorious criminal, who has been plaguing the territory, he might be able to get a pardon.
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.
Underrated leading man Jeff Fahey carries most of the dramatic weight of the Australian Wrangler. Fahey plays a handsome, athletic businessman who vies for the hand of rancher's daughter Tushika Bergen. Our hero must not only contend with his romantic rival, a dashing but dangerous cattleman, but also with a villainous creditor who craves the land left to Bergen by her late father. By nature of its plotline and setting, Wrangler can't help but invite comparisons to the popular The Man From Snowy River. Still, the stars and director Ian Barry keep up the appearances of freshness and originality
Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid
Gore Vidal's historical novel is brought to life in this television production of Turner Network Television's Billy the Kid.
Set in the Napa Valley in 1895, an immigrant family struggles to keep their vineyards from industrialists.
In a post-apocalypse world inhabited by the Amish, a roving gang is making life miserable for the peaceful townspeople. Only one lone gunfighter dares to stand in their way.
Desperado: Badlands Justice
Alex McArthur returns as cowboy Duell McCall, who wanders the wide frontier in search of the one man who will clear him of a murder charge (What price Fugitive?) Once more, McCall finds himself in a corruption-ridden mining town. Since no one knows his true identity, he is able to establish a modicum of law and order, despite the concerted efforts of greedy land baron John Rhys-Davies. It is only a matter of time, however, before McCall will be forced to move on to other adventures. Well photographed and consummately acted, Badlands Justice premiered December 17, 1989.