Leaves of Grass (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  17 September 2010 (USA)
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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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Kent Jude Bernard ...
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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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


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

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Did You Know?


At the end of the movie, Bill and Janet are holding hands in the rain over a supposed copy of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass, Selected Poems 1855- 1892, A New Edition, Edited by David Koplan". There's also a rough pencil portrait on the slip cover based on a similar steel engraving of Whitman. David Koplan is an executive producer for the movie, and this appears to have been printed for the film for a non-existent edition. See more »


When Brady gets shot, he is first seen to be shot in the stomach but when he is lying on the ground the wound has moved to his chest area. See more »


Bolger: Do you believe in a higher power?
Brady Kincaid: Yea, I do. I do. It's the only way to make sense of all this. Otherwise, it's just pure fucking chaos.
Bolger: Like where we is created by him and he judges what we do?
Brady Kincaid: Well, I think it's more like... like parallel lines.
Bolger: Parallel lines?
Brady Kincaid: You know, like two lines go on and on forever and don't ever touch?
Bolger: Yea.
Brady Kincaid: 'Cept, they don't actually exist in nature. And man can't create true parallel. It's just more of a concept... Well that concept, that perfection, we know it ...
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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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