A stranger drifts into a small town in west Texas, taking up a position as the preacher at a rundown local church. The local lawman treats him with skeptical respect, but soon secrets from the preacher’s past catch up with him, leading to a showdown. It could be the plot from any number of vintage Westerns, and director Scott Teems draws on that history for his adaptation of Damon Galgut’s 1995 novel The Quarry.
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