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That Evening Sun (2009)

 -  Drama  -  16 March 2009 (USA)
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An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm.

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Lonzo Choat
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Paul Meecham
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Ludie Choat
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Thurl Chessor
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Ellen Meecham
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J.D. the Cabbie
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Hollis the Phone Worker
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An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm.

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I worked too hard. And too long. I aint goin down without a fight.

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

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I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down  »

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$7,330 (USA) (6 November 2009)

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$280,343 (USA) (7 May 2010)
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Abner Meecham: Ha! Folks in hell will be eating Eskimo Pies before Lonzo Choat hauls me anywhere.
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" If ever I learned a lesson of life, it's something that was worthwhile "
28 March 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Scott Teems wrote and directed this touching movie called " That Evening Sun. " It's tells the story of an aging Tennessee farmer, Abner Meecham (Hal Holbrook) who was accidentally injured at home and put into a convalescent home. Unfortunately for him, Abner awoke to learn his son Paul (Walton Groggins) had committed him to this home for the duration of his life. Refusing to stay, he returns to his farm where Meecham discovers his family farm has been leased out to an old adversary Lonzo Choat (Ray McKinnon) who tries to drive him off the disputed farm. Because of the law, the two now face an unresolved issue which is complicated by the alcoholic owner and his frightened family. The story is dramatically poignant and with the characters including the dog, bonding closely, becomes sentimentally lasting. Barry Corbin plays next door neighbor Thurl Chessor and becomes a credit to the overall story. ***


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