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Horton Foote (play)
Horton Foote (screenplay)
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In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (From Slackerwood. 6 February 2010, 7:00 AM, PST)

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Robert Duvall ... Soll Gautier

Lukas Haas ... Horace Robedaux

James Earl Jones ... Ben Johnson

Starletta DuPois ... Martha Johnson

Carlin Glynn ... Asa
Calvin Levels ... Leroy

Gary Swanson ... Billy
Mel Winkler ... Jackson

Lance E. Nichols ... Sherman Edwards
Bob Edmundson ... Overseer (as Robert Edmundson)

John McConnell ... Guard #1
Jerry Biggs ... Guard #2
Martin F. Schacker ... Guard #3
Walter Breaux Jr. ... Singing Convict
Tony Frank ... Sheriff

Carol Sutton ... Lena
Duriel Harris ... Convict #1
Otis Jenkins ... Convict #2
Joe 'Cool' Davis ... Cobb (as Joe Cool Davis)

Directed by
Peter Masterson 
Writing credits
Horton Foote (play)

Horton Foote (screenplay)

Produced by
David C. Anderson .... associate producer (as David Anderson)
Leah Holmes .... associate producer
Jonathan D. Krane .... producer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... line producer
Sterling Van Wagenen .... producer (as Sterling VanWagenen)
John Foster .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Peter Rodgers Melnick  (as Peter Melnick)
Cinematography by
Toyomichi Kurita (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jill Savitt 
Casting by
Ed Johnston 
Production Design by
Dan Bishop 
Art Direction by
Dianna Freas 
Costume Design by
Nele Samples  (as Nile H. Samples)
Makeup Department
Allison Gordin .... assistant makeup artist
Lori Guidroz .... assistant hair stylist
Donita Miller .... hair stylist (as Donita Sather)
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup artist: Mr. Duval
Susan Spaid .... makeup artist
Production Management
George Sweney .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Jensen .... second unit director
Roee Sharon .... second assistant director
David Womark .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alice Baker .... lead man
Bill Ballou .... construction coordinator
Mark Bernard .... carpenter
Jamie Bishop .... on-set dresser
Randall S. Coe .... carpenter (as Randy Coe)
David C. Goddard .... assistant property master (as David Goddard)
Janet Kalas .... lead scenic painter
Tom Marron .... carpenter
Michael S. Martin .... set dresser (as Michael Martin)
Nick Rippon .... carpenter (as Nick Rippon Jr.)
Joanne Schmidt .... assistant set decorator
Larry Spurlock .... scenic painter
Richard Blake Wester .... property master
Sound Department
Randall Coleman .... assistant adr editor
David Halbert .... boom operator
Stephen Halbert .... sound mixer
Abe Nejad .... supervising sound editor
Peter Odabashian .... sound editor
Diane Schaub .... assistant sound editor
Leo Trombetta .... assistant sound editor
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
Mel Zelniker .... re-recording mixer
Kay Denmark .... adr boom operator (uncredited)
Eric Chambers .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Buddy Carr .... electrician
Anthony Di Mase .... dolly grip (as Tony Dimase)
Alvin Henry .... best boy grip
George A. Hock .... best boy electric (as George Hock)
David Jensen .... electrician
Ian Lynch .... second assistant camera
Richard Mall .... gaffer
Russell Nordstedt .... key grip
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Bennie Robertson .... electrician
Ricki R. Sylvester .... grip (as Ricki Sylvester)
Jorgen Wedseltoft .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Megan Day .... extras casting
Rick Landry .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patsy Chaney .... tailor (as Patsy Chanet)
Scott Gaba .... provider: western costumes
Laureen Jacques .... costumer
Richard Schoen .... provider: eastern costumes
M.A. Worobec .... costume supervisor
Emae Villalobos .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Nick Kuskin .... apprentice editor
Marty Levenstein .... associate film editor (as Martin Levenstein)
Nicole Ruffine .... apprentice editor
Location Management
James C. Motty .... location manager (as James Motty)
Transportation Department
Dwayne Alexander .... driver
Anthony Chuck Byrd .... driver
Kelly Curley .... driver
James C. Motty .... transportation captain (as James Motty)
Scott Nolan .... driver
Bruce Simballa .... transportation coordinator
Steve Simpson .... driver
Ray Valdes .... driver
Other crew
Duke Anderson .... stand-in
Bert Bertel .... craft service
Dee Bertel .... medic
Robert 'Cowboy' Bruce .... assistant animal wrangler
Howell Caldwell .... assistant: Mr. Masterson
Samuel L. Cauthen .... animal wrangler (as Samuel Cauthen)
Butch Chaney .... supplier: livestock and period wagons
John Chaney .... supplier: livestock and period wagons
Almarie Clifford .... studio teacher
Barbara Coston .... assistant production accountant
Grace Dennis .... production accountant
Pink Duckworth .... bloodhound wrangler
Blair Durant .... office production assistant
Bill Hershey .... catering assistant (as William Hershey)
Richard Holloway .... provider: Confederate memorabilia
Ted Kantrow .... caterer: Location Catering
Frances Landry .... bloodhound wrangler
Robert Leveen .... key set production assistant
Rebecca Long .... script supervisor
Gary Miller .... chef
Michelle Schluter-Ford .... assistant production coordinator (as Michele Schluter)
Sara Spring .... production coordinator
Arthur Van Wagenen .... stand-in (as Arthur Vanwagenen)
Christopher Waters .... office production assistant (as Darren Waters)
Brad Wilson .... assistant: Mr. Duvall
Mary Yust .... assistant: Mr. VanWagenen
Arlene Zeringue .... additional studio teacher
Richard Keiler .... sincere appreciation: Home Place Plantation
Tesa La Violette .... sincere appreciation: New Orleans Film Commission (as Tisa Laviolette)
Hilton Lirette .... sincere appreciation (as Mr. Hilton Lirette)
Mrs. Hilton Lirette .... sincere appreciation
Jeanette Scott .... sincere appreciation
Chuck Singleton .... sincere appreciation
Neil Spisak .... sincere appreciation
Janet L. Stott .... sincere appreciation
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Horton Foote's Convicts" - USA (complete title)
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93 min | Brazil:103 min
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Continuity: When Soll thinks he hears someone in the closet he shoots three times and we see three bullet holes. But when Jackson opens the closet door to investigate, there are four holes.See more »
Ben Johnson:Cane Land it was called once. Cane it'll be again.See more »


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12 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Like watching a sack of potatoes, 15 November 2007
Author: suckaduck-2 from United States

Holy crap. This was the worst film I have seen in a long time. All the performances are fine, but there is no plot. Really! No plot! A bunch of clowns talk about this and that and that's your film. Ug... Robert Duvall's character is senile and keeps asking the same people the same qestions over and over. This earns him the same responses over and over. I am pretty sure this film got upto a six because people think they should like it. Good performances with famous and well regarded actors, but the actual complete work is a steamy turd. Well, maybe that's a bit deceptive since steam rising from a fresh pile sounds a little like something happening and in this film NOTHING HAPPENS! Sack

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