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The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chris Munn
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Bern
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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
Mark Darby Robinson ...
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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Storyline

The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man. Written by IMDb Editors

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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17 December 2004 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

The Undertow  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$24,947 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Gordon Green states that the notorious nail scene was a very complicated effect, despite the only two ingredients of it being lots of glue and putty. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie when Deel is choking Chris, Deel's hands alternate between being wrapped around Chris's neck and grabbing his face. See more »

Quotes

Tim Munn: Knock-knock.
Chris Munn: Who's there?
Tim Munn: Interrupting Cow.
Chris Munn: Interrup -...
Tim Munn: Mooooo!
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank the faculty, staff and students of the Savannah College of Art and Design ... Matt, Mike and Michelle and The Savannah Theater ... Carol and Guy of Pinkie Masters. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Under the Undertow (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Requiem
Written and Performed by Boxhead Ensemble
Ensemble Director: Michael Krassner
Courtesy of Atavistic Records
By Arrangement with Truckstop Media Music Publishing
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Greed, Death and Murder
14 January 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the country of Drees County, the widow hard worker John Munn (Dermot Mulroney) lives in a simple rural isolated property with his rebel and troubled son Chris (Jamie Bell) and his sick son Tin (Devon Alan) and no friends. When his brother Deel Munn (Josh Lucas) unexpectedly arrives in his house on probation, John welcomes him. However, the real intentions of Deel lead the family to a tragedy, forcing the boys to leave home.

"Undertow" is a low paced movie, with a short story, great development of characters and excellent performances. There are no big surprises along the story and in spite of the introduction of the film inducing that it is based on a true event, I have not found any reference in Internet about this murder. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Contra Corrente" ("Undertow")


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