The Accountant (2001)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  January 2001 (USA)
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The O'Dell farm is on the rocks. A non-traditional accountant comes with a variety of ways to save the farm.



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Complete credited cast:
The Accountant
Tommy O'Dell (as Walt Goggins)
Eddie King ...
David O'Dell
Gary Richardson ...
One-armed farmer


The O'Dell farm is on the rocks. A non-traditional accountant comes with a variety of ways to save the farm.

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Can one man, one hard drinking, chain smoking, backwoods accountant, stop a national conspiracy, change the course of history, and save a way of life? It's do-able... but it ain't gonna be purdy.


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January 2001 (USA)  »

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O Contador  »

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Drive-By Truckers' song "Sinkhole" (from the album 'Decoration Day') is based on this short film. Ray McKinnon was appreciative, and reciprocated by using a few Drive-By Truckers songs on the soundtrack for his film, Chrystal (2004). See more »


The Accountant: Numbers and facts, always fudged here and there, it's called accounting.
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Spoofs Sling Blade (1996) See more »


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Wonderful effort - deserved its Academy Award
6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short film was absolutely wonderful, almost magical in its completeness as a movie product. The backdrop, the filmography, writing, and acting were excellent. Only true Georgia boys could go over-the-top with these characters and nail them as they did. Credit certainly goes to the writer, Ray McKinnon, but the genuine flavor of the characters brought forth by Eddie King and Walton Goggins, pulled it all together. I heard quite a bit about Ray, his wife Lisa Blount (see An Officer and a Gentleman), and Walton, as producers on this movie; deservedly so. However, the pivotal role in the film was played by Eddie King and well done. I watched the hoopla surrounding the film and its winning an Oscar and I don't think Ray and/or Walton said boo about Eddie. For the record, Eddie King deserves much more recognition for his part in this film. I know he was heavily involved all of the way through the project from picking out locations, to donating his time and nailing the character. Ray McKinnon did not mention Eddie during his acceptance speech when there were only three actors on the whole project, HOW WEAK! Eddie must feel like Ringo. Anyway, it is a great film and a tremendous effort by all.

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