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Shotgun Stories (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 26 March 2008 (USA)
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Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Ligon ...
Boy Hayes
Kid Hayes
Cleaman Hayes
Mark Hayes
Lynnsee Provence ...
David Rhodes ...
John Hayes
Annie Hayes
G. Alan Wilkins ...
Cole Hendrixson ...
Vivian Morrison ...
Melissa (as Vivian Morrison Norman)
Tucker Prentiss ...
Wyatt Ashton Prentiss ...
Cammie McKee ...


Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family. Written by Jeff Nichols

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

26 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fegyverek és emberek  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,553, 16 December 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,661, 13 July 2008
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2.35 : 1
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The majority of the principal photography took place in 2004. See more »


Son Hayes: We don't own the square-root of shit.
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References Conan the Destroyer (1984) See more »


Written by Ben Nichols
Performed by Red 40
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Modern Existential Western
25 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Underneath this story of a modern southern family feud, is a Ford / Wayne western struggling to get out. If you dressed the men in ten gallon hats, cowboy boots, gave them a horse, holster and guns, and shifted the story back to the end of the 19th century, you wouldn't know the difference.

However, that is what is so admirable about the movie. The fact that it is a modern take on the western, investigating the same themes and ideas. Yet, the feel of the film is more that of a seventies Americana indie movie - The sparse realistic dialogue, the vast cinematic sweeps, and the ambient washes of sound. Nichols has obviously struggled with a small budget and lack of studio interest, but he brings us a movie that shows that given more money and a more complex screenplay he could prove to be a significant directoral talent.

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