THE OLD WAY (Review) Cage Steps Into The Old West!

Over his career Nicolas Cage has found national treasures, fought convicts on a plane, saved the West Coast from a chemical attack, had his face taken off, and he’s even played himself…sort of. But Cage has never been in a western, until now with, “The Old Way”!

Only In Theaters January 6, 2023

On Premium Video on Demand and Premium Digital January 13, 2023

Nicolas Cage as Colton Briggs in “The Old Way”


I grew up on a ranch in Texas riding horses and loving the cowboy way.  Like many who love this genre the “cowboy” became the modern version of a “saint” as one who was not only consistent in action but dependable with his word; it was his bond, as he and his family traversed life fighting the elements of the wilderness and the unknown of a vast frontier. An inspiration to be sure. Having grown up watching all the greats from Ford, to Sturges, Pekinpah, and of course Leone and Eastwood, the opportunity to bring one of my childhood favorite genres to life was an absolute dream.

As the father of three daughters, what drew me to this story more than my southern heritage and love of westerns is the journey we go on discovering the relationship between this retired gunslinger and his daughter and the story of two people on the spectrum learning about themselves and each other. I have never seen a western like this and as one who is a huge advocate for the disabled and the misunderstood of our society, I found the story of a father and daughter caught in the solitude of their own loneliness and isolation from a world they don’t fit in, inspiring, moving and irrespective of genre, a story that had to be told. The journey of Briggs and Brooke as they find common ground with their disability and learn to find love as a father and daughter makes this a movie that I hope will both touch the viewer and inspire us all to take the journey of discovery and understanding with our friends and family. [Brett Donowho]

Written By 

Carl W. Lucas


Nicolas Cage, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Noah Le Gros, Clint Howard, Kerry Knuppe with Nick Searcy and Shiloh Fernandez


Nicolas Cage stars in his first-ever Western as Colton Briggs, a cold-blooded gunslinger turned respectable family man. When an outlaw and his gang put Colton and his family in peril, Colton is forced to take up arms with an unlikely partner — his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) — in this action-filled film that builds toward its fateful showdown with pulse-pounding suspense.


Rated R (for violence)

“The Old Way” (Saban Films) 

Nicolas Cage as Colton Briggs and Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Brooke Briggs in “The Old Way”

Nicolas Cage as Colton Briggs and Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Brooke Briggs in “The Old Way”

Noah Le Gros as James McCallister in “The Old Way”

Nicolas Cage as Colton Briggs in “The Old Way”

Nicolas Cage as Colton Briggs in “The Old Way”

Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Brooke Briggs in “The Old Way”

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