- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 18, 1997
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: New Line Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Dual Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
- Dolby Digital Stereo - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- 'Star Highlights' Showcasing Bruce Willis in separate clips from two other movies
- Interactive Features:
- Animated Interactive Menus
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Cast Biographies and Filmographies
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 10/17/1996
"Bruce Willis comes out blasting..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/1996
"...[The film] looks wonderful....Fine music from longtime collaborator Ry Cooder..."
Variety - 09/16/1996
"...Ahern provides dynamic widescreen framing..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/20/1996
"...[It] sounds wonderful with its mournful, portentous Ry Cooder score and stars a well-cast Bruce Willis exuding calm, reflective authority...[A] handsome, carefully wrought film..."
In a dusty, Prohibition-era Texas border town, a lone-wolf hit-man richochets between rival mobs, pinning his allegiance to whomever offers more money for his services. But when he sticks his neck out to help a woman, he ends up risking more than money--he risks developing a conscience. Hill patterned his film after Kurosawa's legendary 1961 YOJIMBO.
Enroute to Mexico during Prohibition, loner John Smith decides to rest at town of Jericho, Texas. He discovers that two rival bootleg gangs, one Italian, the other Irish, are seriously at odds with each other. So much so, that all of the residents have left, and the Sheriff has given up doing his job.
Sensing an opportunity to make money, Smith decides to hire himself out to BOTH factions -- and play each side against the other. Will Smith's clever scheme work' Or will the ensuing violence he causes take his life instead'
- Released theatrically in the USA September 20, 1996.
- Co-produced by Lone Wolf.
- Color by CFI; shot in Panavision widescreen.
- Shown at the Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) September 6, 1996.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.