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* WickedCultured: Bragg. He's especially annoyed at those who aren't cultured, such as Cole.
* YourCheatingHeart: Allie and Cole may be together, but she flirts with Hitch more than once and [[spoiler:is caught multiple times in compromising situations with some of Bragg's henchmen. Hitch reasons she does so because she's unsure of her personal well-being, and hopes she settles down with Cole. But then he catches her coming out of Bragg's hotel room...]]

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* WickedCultured: Bragg. He's especially annoyed at those who aren't cultured, such as Cole.
* YourCheatingHeart: Allie and Cole may be together, but she flirts with Hitch more than once and [[spoiler:is caught multiple times in compromising situations with some of Bragg's henchmen. Hitch reasons she does so because she's unsure of her personal well-being, and hopes she settles down with Cole. But then he catches her coming out of Bragg's hotel room...]]
Cole.


* GenreSavvy: the judge who convicts Bragg; first, he chooses not to bother hearing all of Bragg's men testify after correctly guessing that they'll just be parroting the same statement. He also, wisely advises the star witness to get out of town to avoid retribution from Bragg's men.



** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In one of the sequel novels, the two of them and the rest of the former Bragg hands have turned to train robbery and are all killed or arrested.

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** * KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In one of the sequel novels, the two of them and the rest of the former Bragg hands have turned to train robbery and are all killed or arrested.


* CompositeCharacter: in the book, Joe Whitford, the witness against Bragg, is one of Marshall Bell's deputies, who Bragg allowed to flee as a PetTheDog moment, while in the film, Whitford is the TokenGoodTeammate of Bragg's cowboys and also the man who was present with fellow Bragg rider Dean during a confrontation with Virgil and Everett (that seen was also in the book, but Dean's companion was a RedShirt who was never named or got any dialogue).

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* CompositeCharacter: in the book, Joe Whitford, the witness against Bragg, is one of Marshall Bell's deputies, who Bragg allowed to flee as a PetTheDog moment, while in the film, Whitford is the TokenGoodTeammate of Bragg's cowboys and also the man who was present with fellow Bragg rider Dean during a confrontation with Virgil and Everett (that seen scene was also in the book, but Dean's companion was a RedShirt who was never named or got any dialogue).



* DemotedToExtra: With a dosage of AdaptationalVillainy. In the book, the Shelton's cousin Russell accompanies them in breaking Bragg out of jail, takes part in the EnemyMine situation through InjunCountry, and upon arrival at the town, reveals that he's the local law when they want to put Bragg in jail, feeling that after what they've been through together it would be fair to get that into the open. In the film, he wasn't involved in rescuing Bragg and is only one screen for about a minute, first accepting Bragg when they drop him off at the jail, and then in a WhamShot when, during the ShowDownAtHighNoon Ring reveals that they made a mistake "locking your prisoner in my cousin Russell's jail" as Russell and Bragg appear on the roof and start shooting at them, while Ring and Mackie also draw.

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* DemotedToExtra: With a dosage of AdaptationalVillainy. In the book, the Shelton's cousin Russell accompanies them in breaking Bragg out of jail, takes part in the EnemyMine situation through InjunCountry, and upon arrival at the town, reveals that he's the local law when they want to put Bragg in jail, feeling that after what they've been through together it would be fair to get that into the open. In the film, he wasn't involved in rescuing Bragg and is only one on screen for about a minute, first accepting Bragg when they drop him off at the jail, and then in a WhamShot when, during the ShowDownAtHighNoon Ring reveals that they made a mistake "locking your prisoner in my cousin Russell's jail" as Russell and Bragg appear on the roof and start shooting at them, while Ring and Mackie also draw.



* GenreSavvy: the judge who convicts Bragg wisely advices the star witness to get out of town.

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* GenreSavvy: the judge who convicts Bragg Bragg; first, he chooses not to bother hearing all of Bragg's men testify after correctly guessing that they'll just be parroting the same statement. He also, wisely advices advises the star witness to get out of town.town to avoid retribution from Bragg's men.



** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In one of the sequel novels, the two of them and the rest of the former Bragg hands have tuned to train robbery and are all killed or arrested.

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** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In one of the sequel novels, the two of them and the rest of the former Bragg hands have tuned turned to train robbery and are all killed or arrested.

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* AffablyEvil: The PunchClockVillain Shelton brothers.


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* BookDumb: Virgil occasionally needs Everett to tell him what big words mean.
* CompositeCharacter: in the book, Joe Whitford, the witness against Bragg, is one of Marshall Bell's deputies, who Bragg allowed to flee as a PetTheDog moment, while in the film, Whitford is the TokenGoodTeammate of Bragg's cowboys and also the man who was present with fellow Bragg rider Dean during a confrontation with Virgil and Everett (that seen was also in the book, but Dean's companion was a RedShirt who was never named or got any dialogue).


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* DemotedToExtra: With a dosage of AdaptationalVillainy. In the book, the Shelton's cousin Russell accompanies them in breaking Bragg out of jail, takes part in the EnemyMine situation through InjunCountry, and upon arrival at the town, reveals that he's the local law when they want to put Bragg in jail, feeling that after what they've been through together it would be fair to get that into the open. In the film, he wasn't involved in rescuing Bragg and is only one screen for about a minute, first accepting Bragg when they drop him off at the jail, and then in a WhamShot when, during the ShowDownAtHighNoon Ring reveals that they made a mistake "locking your prisoner in my cousin Russell's jail" as Russell and Bragg appear on the roof and start shooting at them, while Ring and Mackie also draw.


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* GenreSavvy: the judge who convicts Bragg wisely advices the star witness to get out of town.


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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: the closest thing Everett has to a love interest in the movie.
* KarmaHoudini: Combined with WhatHappenedToTheMouse, when several of Bragg's nastier henchmen like Vince and Dean remain TheUnfought.
** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In one of the sequel novels, the two of them and the rest of the former Bragg hands have tuned to train robbery and are all killed or arrested.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The three town fathers who hire Virgil and Everett are fairly accommodating and understanding to them, and while they are willing to socialize with Bragg after his pardon, it appears to be in a fairly resigned way, now that they don't see any legal means of beating his influence (in the film at least, in the book he does outright buy out all the businesses of all three).


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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Bragg manages [[spoiler: to get a presidential pardon for his crimes]].


* CulturedBadass: Hitch is a well-educated as he is good with a gun. And he's very good with a gun.

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* CulturedBadass: Hitch is a as well-educated as he is good with a gun. And he's very good with a gun.


A 2008 [[TheWestern Western]] film based on the Robert B. Parker novel of the same name. Directed by, produced by, adapted for film and starring Creator/EdHarris as Virgil Cole, who along with his friend Everett Hitch (Creator/ViggoMortensen) become lawmen of the town of Appaloosa, New Mexico in order to stop Randall Bragg (Creator/JeremyIrons), a rancher who killed Cole's friend and the town's previous marshal, Jack Bell.

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A 2008 [[TheWestern Western]] film based on the Robert B. Parker Creator/RobertBParker novel of the same name. Directed by, produced by, adapted for film and starring Creator/EdHarris as Virgil Cole, who along with his friend Everett Hitch (Creator/ViggoMortensen) become lawmen of the town of Appaloosa, New Mexico in order to stop Randall Bragg (Creator/JeremyIrons), a rancher who killed Cole's friend and the town's previous marshal, Jack Bell.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Hitch kills Bragg, but in order to do so he has to resign as Cole's deputy - and lifelong friend - and has to leave town.]]



* TheParagon: Cole.



* WickedCultured: Bragg. He's especially annoyed at those who aren't cultured, such as Cole.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Bragg is both well-known to be a bad guy behind a lot of criminal activity in the area, but he's also wealthy and well-connected - he even returns from a prison escape with a Presidential pardon! - which (almost) makes him untouchable.
* WickedCultured: Bragg. He's especially annoyed at those who aren't cultured, such as Cole.Cole.
* YourCheatingHeart: Allie and Cole may be together, but she flirts with Hitch more than once and [[spoiler:is caught multiple times in compromising situations with some of Bragg's henchmen. Hitch reasons she does so because she's unsure of her personal well-being, and hopes she settles down with Cole. But then he catches her coming out of Bragg's hotel room...]]


-->''"Like my father, I'd been West Point, and I was good at soldiering. But soldiering didn't allow for much expansion of the soul. So after the war between the States and fighting Indians, I turned in my commission and rode away to see how much I could expand it. First time I met Virgil Cole was when I and my eight-gauge backed him up in a showdown he was having with some drunken mountain men. Virgil asked me right there on the spot if I'd partner up with him and his peacekeeping business. Which is why I was with him now, and why I still carry the eight-gauge. We'd been keeping the peace together for the last dozen years or so. And as we looked down on a town called [[TitleDrop Appaloosa]], I had no reason to doubt we'd be doing just that for the foreseeable future. But life has a way of making the foreseeable that which never happens, and the unforeseeable that which your life becomes."''

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->''"Like
my father, I'd been West Point, and I was good at soldiering. But soldiering didn't allow for much expansion of the soul. So after the war between the States and fighting Indians, I turned in my commission and rode away to see how much I could expand it. First time I met Virgil Cole was when I and my eight-gauge backed him up in a showdown he was having with some drunken mountain men. Virgil asked me right there on the spot if I'd partner up with him and his peacekeeping business. Which is why I was with him now, and why I still carry the eight-gauge. We'd been keeping the peace together for the last dozen years or so. And as we looked down on a town called [[TitleDrop Appaloosa]], I had no reason to doubt we'd be doing just that for the foreseeable future. But life has a way of making the foreseeable that which never happens, and the unforeseeable that which your life becomes."''

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* TheBadGuyWins: Bragg uses his political connections to escape justice, and [[FaceHeelTurn the same town leaders]] who hired Cole and Hitch to stop him are soon quite chummy with Bragg. [[spoiler: Subverted when Hitch decides to [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty just kill him]]]].


A woman named Allie French (Creator/ReneeZellweger) arrives in town as well, and soon, the mission to take down Randall Flagg becomes more complicated than any of them could ever imagine.

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A woman named Allie French (Creator/ReneeZellweger) arrives in town as well, and soon, the mission to take down Randall Flagg Bragg becomes more complicated than any of them could ever imagine.


* BigBad: Randall Bragg.
* CopKiller: Randall Bragg kills Appaloosa town marshal Jack Bell and two of his deputies. at the beginning of the film.

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* BigBad: Randall Bragg.
Bragg is the one who sets the events of the film in motion.
* CopKiller: Randall Bragg kills Appaloosa town marshal Jack Bell and two of his deputies. deputies at the beginning of the film.



* TheLancer: Hitch to Cole.

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* TheLancer: Hitch is the deputy to Cole.



* WickedCultured: Bragg.

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* WickedCultured: Bragg. He's especially annoyed at those who aren't cultured, such as Cole.


A 2008 [[TheWestern Western]] film based on the Robert B. Parker novel of the same name. Directed by, produced by, adapted for film and starring Ed Harris as Virgil Cole, who along with his friend Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) become lawmen of the town of Appaloosa, New Mexico in order to stop Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons), a rancher who killed Cole's friend and the town's previous marshal, Jack Bell.

A woman named Allie French (Renee Zellweger) arrives in town as well, and soon, the mission to take down Randall Flagg becomes more complicated than any of them could ever imagine.

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A 2008 [[TheWestern Western]] film based on the Robert B. Parker novel of the same name. Directed by, produced by, adapted for film and starring Ed Harris Creator/EdHarris as Virgil Cole, who along with his friend Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) (Creator/ViggoMortensen) become lawmen of the town of Appaloosa, New Mexico in order to stop Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons), (Creator/JeremyIrons), a rancher who killed Cole's friend and the town's previous marshal, Jack Bell.

A woman named Allie French (Renee Zellweger) (Creator/ReneeZellweger) arrives in town as well, and soon, the mission to take down Randall Flagg becomes more complicated than any of them could ever imagine.


A woman named Allie French arrives in town as well, and soon, the mission to take down Randall Flagg becomes more complicated than any of them could ever imagine.

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A woman named Allie French (Renee Zellweger) arrives in town as well, and soon, the mission to take down Randall Flagg becomes more complicated than any of them could ever imagine.



* BFG: Hitch's eight-gauge shotgun.

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* BFG: {{BFG}}: Hitch's eight-gauge shotgun.

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-->''"Like my father, I'd been West Point, and I was good at soldiering. But soldiering didn't allow for much expansion of the soul. So after the war between the States and fighting Indians, I turned in my commission and rode away to see how much I could expand it. First time I met Virgil Cole was when I and my eight-gauge backed him up in a showdown he was having with some drunken mountain men. Virgil asked me right there on the spot if I'd partner up with him and his peacekeeping business. Which is why I was with him now, and why I still carry the eight-gauge. We'd been keeping the peace together for the last dozen years or so. And as we looked down on a town called [[TitleDrop Appaloosa]], I had no reason to doubt we'd be doing just that for the foreseeable future. But life has a way of making the foreseeable that which never happens, and the unforeseeable that which your life becomes."''
-->-- '''Everett Hitch'''



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* BFG: Hitch's eight-gauge shotgun.

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