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Tully (2000)

R | | Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
Tully Coates, Jr., with his good looks and chiseled body, is the local heartthrob, and while he has a new girlfriend virtually every night, he's incapable of getting close to anyone. His ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Earl Coates
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Tully Coates Jr.
Bob Burrus ...
Tully Russell Coates Sr.
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Ella Smalley
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Wendy Adams
Joe Smalley ...
Brad
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Clarence Heiting
Aaron Zavitz ...
Chuck
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Dexter
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April Reece
Vivek Kumar ...
Essa
John Durbin ...
Marshall
V. Craig Heidenreich ...
Burt Hodges
Natalie Canerday ...
Claire
Kathryn Gayner ...
Irene Duffy (photos)
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Tully Coates, Jr., with his good looks and chiseled body, is the local heartthrob, and while he has a new girlfriend virtually every night, he's incapable of getting close to anyone. His younger brother Earl, the shy and sensitive type, frequents the local revival house. The only common bond between these disparate siblings is Ella Smalley, an intelligent and even-tempered young woman who returns to their Nebraska hometown to intern at a local veterinarian's clinic. Meanwhile, their father, Tully, Sr., a rancher who gets by with the help of his two sons, carries a brooding sadness, a hint of past wounds too long in healing. The family dynamic is changed forever when several secrets surface. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
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14 April 2000 (USA)  »

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The Truth About Tully  »

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Box Office

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$21,162 (USA) (1 November 2002)

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$433,264 (USA) (28 March 2003)
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Trivia

It was originally titled "The Truth About Tully" but was changed when Jonathan Demme's The Truth About Charlie (2002) was announced to be released around the same time. See more »

Goofs

When Tully goes to see Ella at the swimming hole, the towel he holds shifts positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Tully: You know what? Why don't you just go fuck yourself?
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Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

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Tully captures the true feel of rural life.
21 November 2004 | by (Fallbrook, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Tully is a movie that captures the feel of the rural plains. Growing up in the rural plains, I feel like I know many characters in the movie. Tully Sr. reminds me of so many quiet, polite farmers I've met. The cinematography gives the feeling of blissful vastness. The film also captures the true beauty of this part of the country with it's ever blue skies, green rolling fields, and cool breezes on hot summer days. In Tully one also sees the dark side of life in a place where you might have thought the worst things to happen are Tully Jr.'s fights with his many girlfriends. Julianne Nicholson is beautiful playing the wholesome good-girl. The two brothers do a great job of portraying the good son and wild son. Facts about the characters' lives are gut-wrenching as you discover alongside Tully Jr.. This independent film blows away the typical shoot-'em-up blockbuster.


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