Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Letnia miłość –Polish title
Summer Love – English title
Dead Man’s Bounty – U.S.A. title

A 2006 U.S.A., Polish production [MS Films (Hollywood), Polski Western (Warsaw)]
Producer: Hamish Skeggs, Piotr Uklanski, Staffan Ahrenberg
Director: Piotr Uklanski
Screenplay: Piotr Uklanski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki [Kodakcolor]
Music: Karel Holas, India Czajkowska
Song: “I’m a Gun” sung by Lorne Green (Lyon Green)
Song: “Summer Love” by John Davidson
Running time: 94 minutes

The Sheriff - Boguslaw Linda
The Stranger - Karel Roden
The Woman - Katarzyna Figura
The Wanted Man - Val Kilmer
Dying young woman - Anna Baniowska
station master - Romuald Andrzej Klos
shop assistant - Rafal Mohr
shopkeeper - Jerzy Rogalski
The Boxer - Miroslaw Zbrojewicz
The Blonde Man - Bartosz Zukowski
State Marshal - Marek Barbasiewicz
fat man - Krzysztof Zaleski
“Rat” - Grzegorz Emanuel
stable boy - Jan Urbanski
townsmen - Jerzy Cnota, Andrzej Szenajch
Squint - Lech Dyblik
Mexican - Andrzej Rog
running man - Michael Jurewicz
naked ass girl - Alison Gingeras
posse member - Slawomir Doniecki
telegram boy - Luke Carpenter

“Dead Man's Bounty” literally begins with a bang. Before the film begins a shot rings out. A man, dressed in black, then appears on screen, bleeding, dying. It is the Stranger, a harbinger of death, a nameless catalyst foreshadowing the events to come.

As the film unfolds the characters are introduced not by name, but what they represent. The Woman is a fading beauty who can't quite conceal the scars of her past. The Sheriff is an alcoholic, lovelorn shell of a man who is literally mutilating himself over losing the Woman. The Big Man is a fat, jealous cohort of the Sheriff who lusts after the Woman.

One day, the Stranger comes to town on horseback with the Wanted Man who he retrieved at the site of a massacre in the films opening scenes. The Stranger has come to collect the bounty money. He winds up getting roped into playing the Sheriff's sadistic gambling game and loses the Wanted Man to the gloating Sheriff. Fed up with this self-destructive ploy, the Woman storms out of the saloon. Later that night, the Woman in a state of depression seduces the Stranger. All hell breaks loose after their night of passion. A posse is formed under the Sheriff's inept leadership and an epic manhunt ensues.


  1. Not much good.A waste of my time.

  2. Have to agree Gordon it's very talky with little action and their aren't any likable characters.