The Shepherd

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 19 min
  • 4.9  (25)

The Shepherd is an engaging thriller movie from 1984 that grips viewers with its intense storyline and skilled acting by the cast. The movie stars Christopher Stone as Ben Shedd, a respected and experienced sheep rancher. The supporting cast features Dee Wallace as his wife, Jenny Shedd, and Pepper Martin as the local sheriff, Abel Marsh.

The storyline of the film takes place in a remote small town in Australia where there is tension between the townspeople and the sheep ranchers. The film opens with a mystery as a sheep rancher is found dead on his farm, with no explanation for how he died. The local law enforcement agencies, including Sheriff Marsh, dismiss the incident as an accident. However, Ben Shedd is convinced that the death of the rancher is a part of a larger conspiracy to drive the sheep ranchers out of town. Moreover, he feels that the town’s mayor is behind it all, who may have partnered with a rival cattle farmer interested in monopolizing livestock trade in the area.

Ben and his family find themselves under constant threat from unidentified enemies, who break into their home, tamper with their electricity, and sabotage their ranch. As the tension builds up, Ben discovers that the threat is more significant than just his family, and the entire sheep ranching community in the area is in danger. Ben decides to take matters into his own hands and uncovers a vast conspiracy.

The Shepherd is a suspenseful exploration of the theme of greed, power, and how small communities are affected by corruption. The film’s tension is palpable, building slowly at the beginning and accelerating as the story unfolds. One of the main highlights is the excellent acting by the cast, especially Christopher Stone's nuanced portrayal of Ben as a man consumed with vengeance, fear, and love for his family.

The film's cinematography is also noteworthy. The vast and beautiful landscapes of Australia serve as a backdrop for the story, perfectly capturing the isolation and disconnect of the ranching landscape. The film’s score captures the tension of the story and heightens the moments of suspense and fear. Moreover, the filmmakers shed light on the plight of the sheep farmers, and their struggle not to give up and move on from the land that they love.

Overall, The Shepherd is a classic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a well-crafted mystery. By the time the film reaches its conclusion, the audience is left with a sense of justice and relief from the power of good over evil. If you love an excellent suspenseful thriller, The Shepherd is the movie for you.

The Shepherd is a 2015 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 19 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    1 hr 19 min
  • IMDB Rating
    4.9  (25)