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Lone Star takes place in Texas the American State which in the first half of the 19th century was during the decade of its independence war against the Mexican dictator Santa Ana an independent republic - with the Lone Star as its symbol in the flag In the 1950s Sheriff Charlie Wade Kris Kristofferson was a corrupt and racist sheriff in Frontera an appropriately-named small town at the American-Mexican border Charlie Wades rule in Rio County was pitiless He once cold-bloodedly shot a bus driver in the back because he transported illegal immigrants over the border But according to the official story told in town one day his then deputy sheriff Buddy Deeds Matthew McConaughey stood up against the unbearable rule of Wade and made him leave Frontera thats how he became everybodys buddy in town Forty years after these events a skull a skeleton a sheriffs star and later a 45-bullet are found in the desert near Frontera The son of the former hero Buddy Deeds Sam Chris Cooper is the new sheriff and starts investigating the case The old Mayor Hollis Pogue Clifton James tells him once more the story of Sams father a local icon veteran of the Korean War and sheriff for thirty years But the son doubts the story For him his father was among others the man who did not allow him to have a relation with a Chicano girl at college While telling the story the Mayor puts his hand into a basket to get a tortilla The scene directly leads into the past with another hand the one of Charlie Wade taking a tortilla out of the same basket - together with a bribe hidden between the tortillas The famous scene with Buddy Deeds standing up against his superior the corrupt sheriff follows In the end Wade leaves the bar menacing Buddy Hollis insists He Wade went missing the next day along with 10000
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