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An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.

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The lives of two identical twins, one an Ivy League philosophy professor, the other a small-time and brilliant marijuana grower, intertwine when the professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown for a doomed scheme against a local drug lord. Written by Anonymous

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Drugs, Murder, and Brotherly Love.


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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, and drug content | See all certifications »

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17 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,987 (USA) (17 September 2010)

Gross:

$68,009 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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Trivia

When Bill asks the rabbi what this all means. She responds that we need to "repair the world." This is a direct translation of the Hebrew term Tikkun Olam which is a central concept of Judaism, to do what can be done to repair or fix the world. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) When the twins are talk talking outside, his grip on the beer bottle keeps shifting between scenes, and also the watch he keeps changing its size and position on the hand. See more »

Quotes

Brady Kincaid: I was born just a few minutes before my brother, Brady. He lived life on his own terms, indifferent to fear - either his own, or those of others. And, let's be honest, by any normal measure my brother was a criminal and a colossal fuckup.
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Brady Kincaid: But, in the years that we were together, when we were growing up, he gave me the happiest freest times that I will ever know. I don't know why it took me so long to realize that. I left Little Dixie because of my own fears. My greatest regret is that...
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References The Merchant of Venice (2004) See more »

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Shall Be Released
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by The Band
Published by Dwarf Music (SESAC)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Twice the screen time with Edward Norton!
15 September 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of watching the world premiere of Leaves of Grass at the Toronto International Film Festival and was not disappointed. Edward Norton plays identical twin brothers, Billy, an accomplished university professor and Brady a big time drug dealer in Tulsa. The film wonderfully builds up to their first encounter after many years of being estranged, bringing with it much hilarity. The acting was superb

  • I was thoroughly engrossed in Norton's portrayal of two seemingly


different characters. The supporting cast was strong and the director, Tim Blake Nelson had a major role in his own right. Billy and Brady's mother, played by Susan Sarandon brought a nuanced and understated performance. Subtle references to Norton's other films such as Primal Fear and Fight Club were a clever touch. Overall, the film had some great humour and lots of suspenseful moments. This movie is a must see for any Ed Norton fan.


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