The hatreds and mistrusts of the Civil War days are still with us, so why not 11 years after the bloodiest conflict America has ever seen?
Basically, we have vengeance of brother vs. brother transferred from the old plantation of dirty deeds to the Big Sky Country of Montana just eleven years after the war. There’s a money grubbing gold baron, played by Bruce Davison. Davison plays smarmy sooooooooo well. I’ve seen him in a recurring role as a shyster attorney in the TV series “Close to Home.” His role is small in this film, but pivotal. Meg Foster seemed a waste. She was in tons of TV programs in the 70s and lots of movies in the 80s and 90s. The name and the face are very recognizable, but her part as brothel manager was meager. Everyone else seemed new to me.
Official Any Bullet Will Do trailer – imdb.com/video/vi1177860889
Kevin Makely plays Hollis Ransom, an ex Union officer, now a head hunter (he has a bag of scalps; and heads; don’t ask) and he’s a mean SOB. Jenny Curtis plays Rose Gage a tracker who is looking to get enough money to leave the wilds of Montana for the big city life of Chicago. These two are what make the film work. They don’t fall in love, they have a mission and they are there to complete it.
Todd A. Robinson plays Everett Ransom, an ex Confederate officer, killer of Hollis’s family slave (would have been wife), and now just out in the world doing bad things and hating his brother.
The tenderest scene in the film shows Hollis Ransom spending the night with a local whore, played by Brea Bee. Hollis simply asks her to sing a song while he puts his head on her lap. Actually, it’s not the tenderest scene; it’s the only tender scene. Bee has numerous credits on TV and film.
A Decent Modern Version Of An Old West Bounty Hunter/Snowy Mountains Montana Movie
fredgfinklemeyer19 October 2018
10/18/2018 Definitely worth watching one time, but the storyline and acting could have been much, much better. Enjoy it for what it is and try not to be to critical while you watch. Bon Appetit
For the first ten minutes or so, I kept my remote in hand and stayed with the film. The audio was done right, the visuals were stunning, the mixture of known actors and the unknowns was an okay decision. My biggest problem was the use of cap and ball weapons in 1876. In the image of Hollis Ransom and Rose Gage, Hollis is holding his Civil War revolver (cap and ball) and it looks like the piece is missing that holds the barrel and the trigger together (see the red circle on the image). Rose touts the use of snow shoes and then we see the two of them walking in knee-high snow with no snow shoes. Continuity sucks, but I still enjoyed the film.
One thing than gnawed at me was Rose’s clothing. She is wearing beautiful furs that Ivanka Trump would possibly kill for.
I found the film on Prime.
Christina Bushner says
Hey there, Costume Designer of this here film. Just for clarity, the furs Jenny wears were actual fur pieces from that time period; I was very fortunate to pull from one of the most authentic western costume collections, and these pieces were made in the 1800’s.
Don Doman says
Thanks for commenting. Mea culpa . . . well, you certainly pulled the right ones for Jenny. She looked fabulous in the furs . . . perhaps, Ivanka should contact you. I did enjoy the film. Thanks for reading. Any other films you’ve done costumes for . . . or some coming up? When we do play reviews, we like to mention the costumes and who created them. Thanks for sharing.
Well, I liked the blanket-coat that Rose was wardrobed with, thought it was a nice touch. Now, I was a young mountain man in my teens, and then a working cowboy after that. I also did some acting work in Los Angeles later on before returning to the cowboy life.
What I noticed was the the saddle the Hollis rode into town on. A “rough out ” on what I think was a Wade tree. It wasn’t actually historical but a pretty good choice if you weren’t worried about that so much. Comfortable with an old-timey look. Pretty much like the ones I ride now. A working cowboy’s saddle. A way better choice than what was depicted in the movie that I started to watch tonight and turned off after 5 minutes right before I stumbled onto this one. I also found it on Prime.
I found this website after watching the scenes in the mountains and the brother’s camp by the rocky ruins. The location looked so familiar I thought I was home again. The way the snow blew across the pines. I felt like I knew that place. It reminded me of Northern New Mexico and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. So I started doing a search trying to find the location. Couldn’t find it. Some of the mountain scenes were too open for northern New Mexico, and some of the wood in the log houses reminded me of what we used for cowcamps when I was in Montana. So, maybe it was filmed in Montana after all.