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The Accountant (2001)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  January 2001 (USA)
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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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The Accountant: If a man builds a machine and that machine conspires with another machine built by another man, are those men conspiring?
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Spoofs Sling Blade (1996) See more »

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Mack the Knife
written by Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, and Marc Blitzstein
performed by Jimmie Dale Gilmore
produced by Buddy Miller and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Windcharger Music/Rounder Records
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My Favorite All Time Film
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The Accountant is nothing short of genius. Thank you Ray McKinnon for standing up to the "characatures and stereotypes", and for exposing the cultural conspiracy for what it is.

If you like serious messages coated with great humor, brilliant writing, and wonderful acting performances, you MUST check out this film! This is a moving portrait of the modern American Landscape in it's true light.

It is rare in this day and age for a writer/director to show such guts and intelligence in one swoop. Ray McKinnon delivers three-fold, and The Accountant has honestly become my favorite all time film; short or feature length.

-JB


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