SAM A YOUNG MUTE BOY IS BULLIED, AND HUMILIATED IN THE RAGING WESTERN TOWN OF SHRIKE UNTIL HIS FATHER, BRAD WHO SURVIVED DANGER, AND DEATH AS A STREET KID IN THE CORRUPT CITY OF NEW YORK KNOWS HE MUST HAVE SAM MASTER HIS SAME VIOLENT SKILLS.
WHEN THE YOUNG MAN IS ALL ALONE HE WILL KILL, AND KILL UNTIL THE DEATHS TAKE HIM TO THE ONE THAT PUT SO MANY OTHERS THROUGH HELL?
Two stories are dependent on each other. On the Oregon trail in 1859 at dusk by a bright fire pit there are four men. A rattlesnake is heard. Brad Jamestown is one man the other three are drunken bullies drinking whisky spitting, and belching. A wagon passes by it needs grease for a squeaking wheel. The drunks decide to start trouble with some soft singing pioneers close by. One rowdy boozer says "Lets teach them singing how ta turn a toe." Another slovenly drunk states "I ain't beat no one senseless fer a month." The biggest drunk says " Lets go play with them stupids." Brad Jamestown with a loud New York accent says "Find another place to play." The biggest bully yells "Mind ya damn self." The husky Brad stands up "Play with someone who can beat you. The crazed bully pulls his razor sharp Bowie from its sheath. Clouds cover the moons light. Only the light from the fire pit reveals the steel blade, and the cruel eyes of the brute. He madly charges. "Ya bastard." Brad yells and thrusts his hands in front of the brutes face to block the view of his foot. As hard as he can Brad kicks the bully in his crotch. The screaming bully falls against the big fire pit. He knocks rocks into the pit which sends large flames, and a very large spray of red hot sparks into the air. The bully is squirming on his stomach in agony. Brad mad as a hornet quickly gets the knife on the ground, grabs the bully's head of hair, and drives his knee into the pit of the mans back. Brad quickly slices a long bloody cut across the brute's ass. Finally the two crud scared as hell drag the bleeding brute away.
In this adventure the mute's son's brawling, drawing his weapon, and marksmanship are better than most other characters in many past westerns. His abilities are logical. The mute can't speak so his senses of sight, and touch are sharper. Audiences will see how Sam's father cleverly teaches his son. A wire of truth runs throughout the adventure that audiences' belief will cling to. Even the unusual fighting methods are not made up. All violent moves are the same that the author used when he was involved in fights with bullies when young many years ago. The adventure follows the tight wire of truth. All is not fantasy. This adventure is alive. The wire of possibilities and logic constantly holds the viewers attention, and their anticipation throughout the crazed adventure.
When Brad was a young lad his parents were murdered. He lived on the streets of the corrupt city of New York. The painful street beatings he received from bullies created a fanatic desire to learn how to street fight. Two tough, but decent men who owned a saloon filled with thugs, and hooligans took the young boy in during a cold, and bitter winters night. Jason was a frightening fighting black man. He taught young Brad his vicious ways to fight. Yet Jason told Brad, "If you’re going to fight every jackass you meet be prepared to fight every day for the rest of your life."
To increase reality little known, and very short historical facts are revealed throughout the adventure to nudge more truth into the viewers mind. When Brad was a young reporter for the New York Times. His mentor told him, "Don't trust information. One writer convinced the New York Sun into printing an article that stated immigrants were being brought to New York City from England by balloon. The writer's name who created the true hoax was Edgar Allan Poe."
The film Is presented without a musical score. This classic film shows how silence really is golden when natural sounds constantly take the place of the mutes silence. A directors skills will be seen.
The yarn begins when Brad goes west on the dangerous Oregon Trail he meets his wife to be. Soon her father dies of cholera. When Ann and Brad walk away from his grave she said, "You love someone when they pass away you realize you didn't say you loved them enough." Several days later because Ann was in the same wagon with her father so the cholera got to her. Brad tries to nurse her back to good health. She said, "Farther is dead, you have to clean me like a baby. I'm so sick I want to die." Brad took her hand. "Look at me." Ann turns to him. "Do you see love?" She slowly nods yes. Bad continues. "If you leave me that love will live all alone." Ann has a tiny smile. During these quiet moments a small breeze gently flutters the wagons canvas, and the wagons wooden slats softly slap and rub together. All the movements sound like a soft melody. Ann will heal.
The mute's personality falls between his parents. Brad gives instant justice. He is a justifiable killer. Ann is a believer. During one of Sam's very low moods she said, "I know what you're thinking son why did the LORD deny you? If we knew the answers for questions like that Sam we would be on the same knowing and whys level as our creator.
School yard bullies pick fights with the mute, and some low life townsfolk humiliate him. All add more to his justifiable inner streak of anger. When Brad becomes aware of Sam's bullying he believes he let his son down. Brad teaches the violence he lived with when young to his mute son. "I'm going to teach you how to handle bully boys, and how to kill a man if he has it coming. I don't care how fast you are. Draw and kill the bastard. Life isn't a card game, you cheat." As Sam's ability to shoot and fight became stronger his personality changes each day. He soon has his fathers same confident smiling eyes. They imply "Try it's your life."
Loneliness ends when Sam meets Marianna Martinez. These young ones need each other. Today's youth will relate to their troubles. Their love has tenderness but it should not include fear. Brad didn't intend to live in a hell hole town like Shrike. Brutal mean bastards that think they are the best with their fists, and guns live or travel through the wild town of Shrike. The audience will also learn how evil men are through the eyes of the townsfolk. Good people don't walk the streets at night.
Today Sam and Brad are waiting for Sheriff Trev. They decide to look in the saloon. As they go Mr. Ente runs towards the two. "Wheres Sheriff Trev? Some big drunk beat a whore ta death. The two hurry to the saloon. Brad asks the barkeep. " Where's the man that killed the lady." "There at the corner table." " Where's the lady?" "Up stairs second door on the right. Doors open." Brad stands at the door. The woman's face is covered with blood, and unrecognizable. Sam has never seen his father so intense, and angry. The two go down to the bar. The brutes head is resting on the table. Brad goes over and kicks the table away. The brute comes to his senses. Brad says, "You the jackass that killed the lady?" He answers. "She was just ah stupid whore." Brad is furious. "No reason?" "Ha ha hell no." Brad is ready to draw his gun. "You better draw". The brute scowls. "We wait fer the sheriff." Brad says, "It's to late" The big man says. "What do ya mean?" " Brad slowly says again, "It's two late." The brute goes for his gun. Brad puts a bullet in his heart. Sheriff Trev runs in, "What happened?" Brad puts his arm around his friends shoulder. "Lets go over to the jail I'll explain everything." ("It's to late." will become like, "I'll be back." In a past film.)
Men released from a near by prison work at the wealthy Bell ranch. It's a heartless realm. Bell's three sons have nasty attitudes as if they were ridden hard and put up wet. Bell's wife was killed by a wild unbroken horse. She was kicked in the head. Bell shoots the horse. His crazy screams are louder than his rifle. Later his intensity increases when Sam kills Bell's favorite wise ass son in self defense. Then the tale leaps to another extreme higher level of intensity when Bell and his two other sons kill Sam's mother and father. Sam is returning to the ranch. Ann is still alive. Her last words are, "It was Bell." When Sam holds his dying mother in his arms. He tries to say ,"I love you." She says "I know.... do what your father ......" Sam covers the graves. Then his whole attitude changes for a slaughter. As he rides away the cross is seen. " Ann and Brad Jamestown murdered in 1-3-1881. No souls are buried here." At the slaughter not enough killing takes place, and Mr. Bell survives. Sam goes to the family friend Sheriff Trev to tell him what happened. Trev says "You've killed five men before these killings. Townsfolk think you're just a killer. No one saw your folks killed but plenty saw how you killed at Bell's. We got ta get you out ah town till I quiet things down."
Bell will have Marianna raped. The plan is to get Sam to come back to Bells ranch.The continuous rotten actions of Bell the son of a bitch causes his mind to become twisted. An over whelming need for revenge to kill Sam for the death of his son, and the failure of professional gunmen who thought they were unbeatable is the last straw. Near the end of the violent tale Bell's crazed mind is like a broken shit house door hanging by one loose screw.
When Bell hires the first set of killers one asks, "How ya want this deal done." Bell takes a bit of whisky from his bottle, rinses his mouth, turns his chair, and spits the whisky on the floor. His going loco is continuing. Wide eyed he picks up his gun on the desk and fires rounds into the ceiling and walls. It scares the hell out of everybody. Wide eyed men dive for the floor. Bell then says very softly, "Like that ya kill with ya gun." Bell explains his clever plan. "First ya gonna rape Marianna the pretty girl that gave ya the water ta drink when ya come here. Ya do it in the morning.Then ya go ta kill the man that can't talk. His name is Sam. He's in Highland. But before the kill ya got ta tell him I had ya rape Marianna. If ya don't tell him about the rape before the kill ya get no two thousand dolla." The killers are all smiles. They and all the future professional guns won't have a chance in hell to kill Sam. Bell knows that. Then Sam will come to Bell's ranch into a killing trap.
Brad taught his mute son every violent habit, and action he knew. Because of Sam's mother, and fathers death, and the rape of Marianna Sam made a fierce vow to kill all involved regardless of how much blood would flow before death.
The ending of the tale has never been seen in any other film. Although this thriller is big the budget is surprisingly low.
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