The Lone Star

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The Lone Star Frontera, Texas is the small town in which this movie takes place. It starts out with the discovery of the remains of an old corrupt Sheriff named Charley Wade. Charley was the sheriff in 1957, but Sheriff Sam Deeds is the current Sheriff of the small town and he discovers surprising facts as he tries to solve the murder of Charley. Sam’s dad, Buddy Deeds, was known to be enemies with Charley thus he is the prime suspect in the investigation. However Charley had tons of enemies since he was racist, a murderer, and corrupt by taking money from every business. Several people warned Sam not to investigate the murder because it was old news and no one liked Charley anyways. Someone even warned him that if he keeps digging he might not like what he finds. However Sam keeps investigating and uncovers that his childhood sweetheart is actually his half sister, but they are so madly in love they decide to forget they are related and choose to be together. He also finally uncovers the truth about Charley’s murder. His father did not kill Charley he actually tried to stop Hollis from shooting Charley. Hollis is the mayor now, but back then he was just a fed up deputy. Hollis shot Charley in an effort to save an innocent black man from being murdered by Charley; he was just tired of seeing Charley kill innocent people. Sam understands the reasons why Hollis killed Charley and agrees with them so in the end he does not arrest the major instead he decides to let it remain an unsolved mystery. This film was actually interesting because it combines murder, love, and history. From this movie I was able to understand the history of the Americas a bit more. I knew that Caucasians, Hispanics, and African Americans didn’t get along but I didn’t know that even some Hispanics didn’t like Hispanics. Mercedes Cruz in this film constantly shows her dislike towards Hispanics…...

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