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The Accountant (2001)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Short | January 2001 (USA)
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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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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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 »

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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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References 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
19 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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