Purgatory Poster

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: May 17th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
After outlaw Blackjack Britton (Eric Roberts) and his gang hold up a bank, they escape through a dust storm and wind up in the sleepy town of Refuge. Finding its inhabitants and sheriff (Sam Shepard) unusually passive and genteel, Blackjack and his bunch begin to take advantage, causing all manner of trouble. The gang can't fathom the town's lack of fight until they learn that Refuge is actually a purgatory for famous dead gunfighters who must resist the violence that marked their lives.

Cast: Sam Shepard, Eric Roberts, Randy Quaid, Peter Stormare, Brad Rowe, Donnie Wahlberg, John David Souther, Amelia Heinle

Director: Uli Edel

Genres: Western

Production Co: Rosemont Productions

Keywords: Small town, Tense, Gritty, Transformation, Revenge