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  • The Dying Western (2009)
  • Short | 32 min | Short, Drama
The Dying Western (2009)
Short | 32 min | Short, Drama

In The Dying Western, Howard obsessively pursues his dreams to be the next John Wayne, but has only been successful at playing dying extras in western movies. Set in 1960's Hollywood, Howard's steadfast commitment to his work gets in the ...See moreIn The Dying Western, Howard obsessively pursues his dreams to be the next John Wayne, but has only been successful at playing dying extras in western movies. Set in 1960's Hollywood, Howard's steadfast commitment to his work gets in the way of his relationships at home as he practices for his roles by faking his death on a near-nightly basis. These playful imitations grow competitive when his wife June is diagnosed with cancer and Howard becomes convinced that she is trying to "out-die" him. Written by TDW Productions See less
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Writers
Michael Kortlander (screenplay) | Tim Macy (screenplay) (story)
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Joanna Studebaker (as Joanna Cocuzzi)
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Release date
Apr 11, 2009 (United States)
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10 cast members
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Mike Mihm
Howard (as Michael Mihm) Howard (as Michael Mihm)   See fewer
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Bekka Prewitt
June (as Bekka Prewitt-Denney) June (as Bekka Prewitt-Denney)   See fewer
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Kevin Crowley
Old Allen Old Allen   See fewer
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Craig Boldman
Old Howard Old Howard   See fewer
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Kat Primeau
Drugstore Attendant Drugstore Attendant   See fewer
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Ed Heminger
John Wayne John Wayne   See fewer
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Ron Hayden
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8.6 / 10 | 24 votes