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A 1999 made for TV Western about a ruthless band of outlaws that end up in the town of Refuge. At first it seems to be a bandit's dream come true, where even the Sheriff won't use a gun. Of course nothing is as it seems, and it turns out that Refuge is a last chance town for the marginally good to redeem themselves after they die by living peacefully for ten years.
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!! This show provides examples of:
* AnAesop: Violence is usually bad, but it's okay to do it to save other people.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: Whether you led a gang of murderous outlaws, killed your father after he'd been molesting you for seven years, or sold your body and gambled regularly, if you don't want to go to Hell after you die, you've got to live cleanly in Refuge for a decade.
* TheAtoner: Everyone in Refuge, though [[spoiler: Lefty Slade fails]].
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Wild Bill Hickock can do it while firing one handed.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Special delivery from God.
* BrokenMasquerade: It slowly falls apart due to Sonny recognizing the townspeople.
* CutesyNameTown: The film takes place in a town called Refuge.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Dolly Stone dies in Sonny's arms, which is why he's so adamant on who she is when she turns up in Refuge.
* DivineIntervention: Shockingly, God isn't too pleased with Blackjack & Co. messing around with His town.
* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Dude He's Like Semiconscious After A Beating]]: Rose/Betty kisses Sonny after he closes his eyes. They're half open again by the time she pulls back.
* EmpathicEnvironment: When the bandits start going ''too'' far, there are rainstorms and tremors.
* EvilUncle: Sonny's uncle, a ruthless bandit and rapist. In the end he tries to gun his own nephew down.
* FamedInStory: It ''is'' the Wild West. Still, Sonny can recognize many of the townsfolk from dime novels he's read about them.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Death is nothing compared to the penalty for violence.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: The entrance to Hell is a river of fire.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: The Indian and coach driver are [[spoiler:angels]].
* {{God}}: He's running the whole show.
* GodIsGood: He gives people a second chance and understands the need to defend your home.
-->'''Coach driver''': "The Creator may be tough, but he ain't blind."
* GoryDiscretionShot: The camera cuts away just before Lefty stabs a bandit with his shovel.
* GoThroughMe: The sheriff stands in front of the church doors, unarmed, to stop the outlaws throwing knives at it. When one of them aims for his throat, lightning strikes him dead.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Both Wild Bill Hickok and UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid appear.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Dolly Stone, though she says the dime novels exaggerate it.
* IChooseToStay: The coachman [[spoiler:gives Sonny the chance to to join him, no questions asked. Sonny opts to stay in Refuge, with Rose]].
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: People die, but it takes a lot of firing to do it. Except when the plot calls for it, of course.
* InsultBackfire: At the final shootout.
-->'''Blackjack''': "Your mother's a whore."
-->'''Wild Bill''': "I have no mother."
* KickTheDog: Throwing knives at the church, and the bandit who tramples Lefty's garden just to be an asshole.
* KnifeNut: Betty [=McCullough=], though her victim deserved it.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: More specifically, St. Peter in Indian form.
* TheMasquerade: None of the townspeople will admit to who they were - at first.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Lightning hits the knife thrower.
* MeaningfulEcho: "Welcome to Refuge." [[spoiler:First said to Blackjack's gang, then Dolly and the other recently-dead. Finally said to Sonny when he wonders why his fatal wounds don't hurt.]]
* MeaningfulRename: The townsfolk of Refuge were all outlaws, murderers or prostitutes, but while there they shed their old, famous names for nature-themed ones. Glen, Lamb, Rose, Ivy, etc. It's part of an attempt to put all that behind them, apparently. During the final few scenes they use their famous names again, since they think they're about to go to Hell anyway.
* MercyKill: Blackjack's brother is wounded in the initial shootout. Blackjack wants to just leave him to die slowly once he can't stay ahorse, claiming he can't spare the bullets to put him out of his misery. Sonny does it for him.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Blackjack and the gang give one to Sonny for standing up to them.
* OffhandBackhand: Doc Holliday does this with guns, casually shooting the bandit sneaking up behind him as he insults Blackjack.
* PlayingPossum: [[spoiler:Billy the Kid falls down with a dead bandit, closes his eyes, and slooooowly reloads his gun.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Granted he was never really bad, but [[spoiler:Sonny]] did beg to join Blackjack's band, knowing fully what they did. Of course, he doesn't have too far to go once he dies.
* RefusingParadise: The single good-aligned bandit is dead and gets the chance to skip waiting in purgatory for ten years and go straight to heaven, but he decides to stay because the town needs a good sheriff.
* ResignedToTheCall: The townspeople decide to take up arms even though (they think) it'll mean going to hell.
--> '''Wild Bill:''' What do you think you're doing?
--> '''UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid:''' Down the hole's down the hole. Might as well have some fun on the way.
* {{Retirony}}: The Sheriff, who is a few days from going home when Blackjack shows up. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in that "retiring" means dying, and [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that he [[spoiler:gets to go to heaven anyway]].
* RomanticFalseLead: Dolly is set up as the romantic interest for Sonny, especially when she ends up in Refuge, but he ends up with Rose.
* SeeYouInHell: Used a few times. An outlaw says "We've got a long ride ahead of us. Those who can keep up with me, I'll see you in Chihuahua. The rest of you, I'll see you in hell." As it turns out, though, it is the ones who keep up with him who end up going with him into Hell.
* ShovelStrike: Lefty stabs a bandit with his shovel.
* TheSoCalledCoward: The entire town, who are actually some of the most dangerous people in TheWildWest.
* SuperweaponSurprise: A group of bandits came across a town named Refuge, which is apparently populated by nothing but {{actual pacifist}}s - even the Sheriff would not raise his weapon in the face of imminent threat. This made the town easy prey for the bandits, but it was slowly revealed that the citizens were [[spoiler:outlaws who were granted a chance to redeem themselves: live for 10 years in peace, or go to hell. When push finally comes to shove, the bandits found out they were facing legendary figures such as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, and Doc Holliday]].
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:Wild Bill gives his badge to Sonny when Sonny declines to take the easy way to Heaven.]]
* ThemedAliases: Residents of Refuge are all given new, nature-related names like Forrest, Ivy, and Rose.
* TownWithADarkSecret: Although the secret is disturbing, it's not ''dark'' per se.
* VillainBall: Blackjack and his band of outlaws. They ride into a weird little town whose pacifistic, religious inhabitants give them food and drink including alcohol, stable their horses, put them up in the hotel, and doctor their wounds all without payment. Said inhabitants really don't want trouble, to the point of not doing anything when the outlaws steal ammunition. The outlaws could just take the hospitality and go, stealing stuff on the way out. Was it ''really'' necessary to keep trying to kill people, wreck stuff, and rape the women, to the point where the townsfolk, who are actually dead famous outlaws, finally decide it's enough?
* VillainProtagonist[=/=]DecoyProtagonist: Blackjack's gang.
* WeirdWest
* TheWestern: With [[WeirdWest supernatural elements]].
* WhenItRainsItPours: The only rainstorm in the movie is a massive downpour, though it wasn't natural.
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