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Movie Review: Trail End

Barry Corbin stars in this 2007 movie. In truth, Barry’s just about the only one of any consequence in this 25-minute film. In the spirit of full disclosure, Barry is a friend of mine, and I only heard of this film for the first time when he was kind enough to give it to me.

The premise of this movie is simple. Hank Crow (Barry) is an aging, ailing equestrian who, in trying to fulfill a personal mission for his late wife, takes off to ride across Kansas. He and his best friend, an also aging Appaloosa named Chip, have already ridden across every other state together, and Kansas is the last and most important to Hank. If you’re looking for a shoot ’em up, wrong film. Violence? Look elsewhere. Sex? Ain’t happening.

But, if you want to watch a short film — with beautiful scenery and excellent acting — about a journey of self-discovery, about commitment and about love, then this is your movie.

Shannan Keenan is the brains behind this. Barry and Chip carry it, and the tagline, “the journey ends where it began,” pretty much tells you everything you need to know.

I hope you enjoy it, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Three horseshoes

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