"The Sunset Limited" (HBO TV movie), based on the play of the same name by eminent Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Cormac McCarthy ("The Road," "All the Pretty Horses," "The Crossing"), stars Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.

"The Sunset Limited" 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.

Premiering in 2006 at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Cormac McCarthy's "The Sunset Limited" opened off-Broadway in the fall of that year. HBO's "The Sunset Limited" TV movie is directed and executive produced by Tommy Lee Jones, written by McCarthy, and produced by Barbara A. Hall.

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Network: HBO
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: February 12, 2011

'The Sunset Limited' to Star Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson — Jones also directed and executive produced the HBO film, premiering Saturday, February 12, from a script by playwright Cormac McCarthy. Read more...

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