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Following the death of his wife Audrey, John Munn moves with his two sons, mid-teen Chris Munn and adolescent Tim Munn, to a pig farm in rural Drees County, Georgia, where they lead a ... See full summary »

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Officer Clayton
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John Munn
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Tim Munn
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Deel Munn
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Wadsworth Pela
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Amica Pela
Charles 'Jester' Poston ...
Hard Hat Dandy
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Conway
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Grant the Mechanic
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Muriel the Cashier (as Leigh Hill)
Alfred M. Jackson ...
Dock Worker
William D. Turner ...
Dock Worker
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Following the death of his wife Audrey, John Munn moves with his two sons, mid-teen Chris Munn and adolescent Tim Munn, to a pig farm in rural Drees County, Georgia, where they lead a reclusive life. The boys' maternal grandparents no longer visit due to being out of sorts with John. Chris is rebelling against this life in ways where he is regularly picked up by the police. Because of Tim's young age and health issues, Chris is routinely asked by their father to do more than his fair share of work around the farm. Into their lives returns Deel Munn, John's brother who the two boys did not even know existed. John emotionally distanced himself from Deel following Audrey's death and Deel's incarceration, Deel who has just been released from prison. John, however, welcomes his brother in a effort to mend old wounds, and for the boys to get to know one of their few relations. They will all soon learn that Deel has ulterior motives for his visit, those motives emerging largely from those ... Written by Huggo

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Opening Weekend:

$24,354 (USA) (22 October 2004)

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$24,947 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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Trivia

During the shooting the scene where Deel drives Chris on the dirt road away from the farm, a police chopper was continually circling the area due to a dead body being found around the area. The cast and crew never saw the actual dead body, however. See more »

Goofs

When Chris and Deel go for a drive, the lock button on Deel's door alternates between up and down. See more »

Quotes

Chris Munn: Hey Tim.
Tim Munn: Yeah?
Chris Munn: Guess what.
Tim Munn: What?
Chris Munn: There's a cow.
Tim Munn: I know.
Chris Munn: I wanna milk the hell out of it
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Crazy Credits

[at the start of the film] The following film was made with the assistance of the Drees County law enforcement agencies and the surviving family of John W. Munn. See more »

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Referenced in Under the Undertow (2005) See more »

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Loving Spoonful Blues
Written by Souichirou Suzuki (as Sohichiro Suzuki)
Administered by Miracle Master, Inc.
Performed by World Standard
Courtesy of daisyworld discs/ Medium, Inc.
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A White Trash Fairy Tale
12 November 2004 | by (the Greater Southwest) – See all my reviews

This is one of the more unique films you are ever going to see. It takes place in a nightmarish world that resembles backwoods Georgia, circa 1973. The story centers around a father and his two sons, who live in what could best be described as a dump. The father is demanding, the older son a rebel and the younger son...just plain weird. Well, something evil this way comes and the two sons escape into the backwoods in search of safety. While the boys are on this journey, they meet interesting characters that help them in some way. It really does play like a white trash fairy tale. I applaud the effort put forward by this director. He wanted to make an escapist movie that resembles some classic midnight movie from the 1970s, and he does. The performances and dialog are excellent. I recommend this film for anybody seeking something different and something entertaining.


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