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Shotgun Stories (2007)

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

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$4,553 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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$45,661 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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The majority of the principal photography took place in 2004. See more »

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Son Hayes: You've just got to decide if she's the one you're going to love, and love her. Everything else will take care of itself.
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References An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) See more »

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Hold Me Close
Written by Ben Nichols
Performed by Lucero
Courtesy of Liberty & Lament LLC
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What a great feature film debut. Nichols shows a certain restraint and control of everything on screen here in a way that makes you think he's a pro, even if visually the fllm looks rather simple and to-the-point. The ensemble here is really fantastic, led by an always-reliable Michael Shannon. The film could've easily came off as having escalated way too quickly, and maybe even unrealistic, but Nichols manages to handle everything with restraint and, again, a clear hand of how to demonstrate a story like this realistically. This film certainly is contemplative in its nature and not a 'thrilling" film by any means, and nichols needs to be congratulated for not embracing the violence as just some entertainment.


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