This just in: DVDs based on stories by the late Elmore Leonard. All the films show Leonard’s trademark elements,: whip smart dialog, quirky characters, and the fine line between outlaws and the lawmen who chase them. Hombre revisits the Stagecoach cast -of-misfits theme , with the added twist that the gunman character (Paul Newman ) is a Native American. In Out of Sight, a bank robber (George Clooney) and a kidnapped U.S. Marshall (Jennifer Lopez) are forced to occupy a car trunk together during a getaway. Last Stand at Saber River is about a rancher (Tom Selleck) who finds that he is not able to leave the Civil War behind him. Finally, in the made for TV Justified, Marshall Raylan Givens (Timothy Oliphant) has a wild west approach to justice. And his jurisdiction, the coal country of Harlan County, KY, home to moonshiners, pot growers, oxy dealers and white supremacists, is wild indeed.
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