The Last Rites of Ransom Pride is a 2010 Western Goth movie starring Lizzy Caplan, Cote de Pablo, Kris Kristofferson, and Dwight Yoakam, whose plot revolves around a female outlaw’s efforts to retrieve her boyfriend’s body from northern Mexico and bury him in Texas.
It is 1912, and Juliette Flowers (Caplin) runs a gun smuggling operation with her boyfriend Ransom Pride (Scott Speedman). When Ransom is killed in a deal gone bad, his body is taken by Maria La Morena, a Santa Muerte bruja (witch) in revenge for the death of her brother, a Catholic priest who was killed in the crossfire. Determined to give Ransom a decent burial, Juliette rides to Texas to enlist the help of his younger brother Champ. She also confronts Ransom’s father, ex-Confederate bushwacker-turned-preacher Reverend Early Pride (Yoakam). Believing that Juliette intends to give Champ to the Bruja, Reverend Pride seeks aid from another ex-bushwacker, Shepherd Graves (Kristofferson), who sends his unstable nephew John (Jason Priestly) and another ex-bushwacker named Matthew (W. Earl Brown) to ride after them. Pride soon decides to track them down himself, and gives chase in his new automobile. The chase turns into a surreal odyssey with Juliette and Champ getting help from several unusual characters including a retired Buffalo Soldier on a motorcycle and a troupe of circus freaks led by Peter Dinklage.
The Western Goth movie The Last Rites of Ransom Pride was filmed in Canada in September 2009 in Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver, British Columbia, on a budget of $8,000,000.