In the year 1986, a captivating western film titled “Red Headed Stranger” graced the screens. The storyline follows the journey of a former preacher named Shay, played by the iconic Willie Nelson, who in a fit of rage guns down his unfaithful wife Raysha, after she runs off with another man. Shay sets out on a wandering journey and comes across Laurie, a single mother who becomes his companion on the road. However, their peaceful journey is interrupted when Sheriff Scoby, who is powerless against the ruthless Clavers, enlists Shay’s help to fight them.
This underrated movie is a remarkable piece of cinematic art and has gained a cult following over the years. The movie was shot in the picturesque town of Luck, Texas, which adds to the authenticity of the western landscape depicted in the film.
The movie’s raw and powerful depiction of a man’s struggle with grief, guilt, and redemption, set against the backdrop of a lawless land, makes it an unforgettable viewing experience.
‘Red Headed Stranger’
Filming Dates: 1986
When: 10/31/1986, NETFLIX
Starring: Willie Nelson, Morgan Fairchild, R.G. Armstrong
Director and Written By: William D. Wittliff
Tips Provided By: Bryan F
First Published: April 15, 2015, 11:20