The Homesman

The Homesman Trailers

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Original title The Homesman
Category Drama, Western
UK Release Date
Production year 2014
Production Country
Directors Tommy Lee Jones
Cast Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Tim Blake Nelson, Hailee Steinfeld, Sonja Richter, David Dencik, John Lithgow, James Spader, William Fichtner, Jesse Plemons, Evan Jones, Jo Harvey Allen
Distributor eOne Films

Synopsis

Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is an independent and resourceful frontier woman, conditioned to living a life of solitude and hard work in America's West in the 1850s. Lonely and isolated, when the preacher (John Lithgow) breaks the news that three local women have been declared insane and are to be transported across the barren country to a safe haven, Mary Bee volunteers for the dangerous and arduous task of leading them to Iowa. When she stumbles across reprobate claim-jumper George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones) hanging from a noose, Mary Bee saves his life but only in exchange for his assistance in escorting the three troubled women. The unlikely pairing set off on the long, difficult journey where their courage and resilience are tested as they're both pushed to their limits. Eight years after The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Tommy Lee Jones follows up his directorial debut with THE HOMESMAN, based on the book by Glendon Swarthout and also starring Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter and Hailee Steinfeld.