The Sunset Limited

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The made-for-TV movie/miniseries would be an almost completely lost art if it weren't for HBO and the British imports served up by PBS' various Masterpiece franchises. Already this year, we have a deliciously strong contender for best-of-year (and, one imagines, Emmy) honors with Masterpiece Classic's over-too-quickly Downton Abbey.

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Free | Trailer Addict Posted: 10/7/2011

Second teaser trailer for The Sunset Limited. Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New York tenement apartment, the story focuses on two very different men - a deeply religious black ex-con who thwarts the suicide attempt of an asocial white college professor who tried to throw himself in front of an oncoming subway train, The Sunset Limited. As the one attempts to connect on a rational, spiritual and emotional level, the other remains steadfast in his hard-earned despair. Locked in a philosophical debate, both passionately defend their personal credos and try to convert the other.

Free | Trailer Addict Posted: 10/7/2011

Teaser trailer for The Sunset Limited. One room. Two men. Preview quickly showcases Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones; though it features no dialogue.

Free | Trailer Addict Posted: 10/7/2011

Second trailer for The Sunset Limited focuses on a few particular scenes involving Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones.

Free | Trailer Addict Posted: 10/7/2011

The trailer for The Sunset Limited, a HBO Films exclusive which will air on February 12th from 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The film is a searing two-character drama that mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New York tenement apartment, the story focuses on two very different men a deeply religious black ex-con (Samuel L. Jackson) who thwarts the suicide attempt of an asocial white college professor (Tommy Lee Jones) who tried to throw himself in front of an oncoming subway train, The Sunset Limited. As the one attempts to connect on a rational, spiritual and emotional level, the other remains steadfast in his hard-earned despair. Locked in a philosophical debate, both passionately defend their personal credos and try to convert the other.

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Roush Review: Not Quite Masterpieces

The made-for-TV movie/miniseries would be an almost completely lost art if it weren't for HBO and the British imports served up by PBS' various Masterpiece franchises. Already this year, we have a deliciously strong contender for best-of-year (and, one imagines, Emmy) honors with Masterpiece Classic's over-too-quickly Downton Abbey.

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Premise: Tommy Lee Jones directs this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 2006 play, which chronicles the interaction between two men---a white, atheistic professor (Jones) and a black, religious ex-con (Samuel L. Jackson) who saved the former from committing suicide by throwing himself in front of a subway train. Screenplay by McCarthy. Jones is also the executive producer.

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