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The Accountant (2001)

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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Tommy O'Dell (as Walt Goggins)
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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 The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) 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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A quirky treasure. A fine masterpiece.
16 July 2007 | by (Abingdon, VA) – See all my reviews

The Accountant written and directed by Ray McKinnon, AKA Vernon Waldrip (he's a suitor) is one of those one a million films. It's charm and wit are something very rarely seen now just six years later. The film focuses on the O'Dell brothers and a little problem they have with back taxes. Enter The Accountant, a hard drinking, chain smoking good ol' boy who's brains may not only save this little farm, but a whole way of life in the process.

It's a dark comedy to the teeth. You'll find yourself laughing until you cry one moment and the next you may get a little feeling of terror.

I really recommend this film if you are a big fan of the Coen brothers early films, or if you have good taste in film whatsoever.


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