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Plot: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
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Waltz Across Texas
An intelligent and resourceful prison escapee named Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner) takes an eight-year-old boy (T.J. Lowther) hostage, as Haynes roams across Texas in the early 1960s. Meanwhile, the authorities, headed by a Texas Ranger (Clint Eastwood), set out to capture Haynes, in an Airstream trailer.
Costner does a fine job as Haynes, an interesting character who happens to like waltz music. Lowther is equally good in his role, a boy who comes from a family whose religious beliefs are quite strict. On their sojourn, the boy acquires, and sometimes wears, a Casper-the-friendly-ghost mask, a symbol of childhood innocence that contrasts nicely with the seriousness of a dangerous hostage situation.
The relationship between Haynes and the kid evolves into a kind of father-son union, wherein Haynes does most of the talking, and the kid reacts, usually with clever, nonverbal expressions. It’s a good acting arrangement that plays up the strengths of both actors. It’s the best element of the film.
Throughout their odyssey, a collection of oldies pop songs helps to capture the early 1960’s era, though I could have wished that the volume had been turned up. Haynes’ goal is Alaska, but he doesn’t quite get there, and the film ends much more interestingly than it began.
The main problem with the film is the plot. It gets off to a hokey, contrived start. And, throughout the film, the law enforcement component does not work at all. It comes across as stereotyped, irritating, unnecessary, and it is not funny despite attempts to make it funny. You get the feeling you’re watching reruns of “The Dukes Of Hazard”, especially with that corny trailer.
Even so, the film is worth watching, for the acting accomplishments of Costner and Lowther, and for the interesting dialogue that takes place between their two characters.
One flaw cannot obscure the splendor of the jade.
This movie has many weakness such as the sheriff ‘s lack of controling over the situation and lack of analytical skills. And the plot to shoot Haines at the end is somehow surperfluous. But it still made me shocked and moved. Thus it deserves the score in my view.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 18 min (138 min), 2 hr 5 min (125 min) (TV) (Germany)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Clint Eastwood
Writer John Lee Hancock
Actors Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, T.J. Lowther
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Malpaso Company
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,787 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm