Prairie Fever

  • Stephen Bridgewater, David S Cass Sr (2008)
  • US
  • 80 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

In this watchable western, Kevin Sorbo plays a drunken ex-lawman who gets a customary shot at redemption when he's asked to escort three rejected mail-order brides across harsh terrain to Carson City. Suffering what the townsfolk call "prairie fever", the women (among them a showy Dominique Swain) give an unusual and interesting slant to an otherwise archetypal mix of characters and events, but frustratingly the plotline only deals superficially with the roots of their anguish. Instead of poignant emotional depth, there's lots of theatrical looniness - unconvincing behaviour remedied by laughably simplistic solutions. Meanwhile, vindictive villains (including cardsharp Lance Henriksen) conform to the standard genre clich├ęs, cluttering up the narrative as it rushes to its wishy-washy conclusion.

Plot Summary

Western drama starring Kevin Sorbo. Preston Biggs is a former lawman who turned to the bottle after his wife was killed during a robbery. Given the chance of a fresh start, he is asked to escort three desperate women back to Carson City, but the journey proves to be more eventful than he expected.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sheriff Preston Biggs
Kevin Sorbo
Monte James
Lance Henriksen
Abigail
Dominique Swain
Olivia Thibodeaux
Jamie Anne Allman
Lettie
Jillian Armenante
Blue
Felicia Day
James
Don Swayze
Sheriff Logan
Chris McKenna

Crew

Director
Stephen Bridgewater
Director
David S Cass Sr

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence.
Categories
Drama

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