Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. Written by
Scott Cooper decided to use Braddock, Pennsylvania, as the main location for his film after reading an article about it. The former steel town had been in decline for years and its mayor had been doing his best to revitalize the area. See more »
As Russell is a felon, it is illegal for him to possess a firearm. Also, he was hunting illegally because a felon cannot hunt with a firearm. See more »
I know these guys and this Degroat and he's a nasty son of a bitch.
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There are no opening credits except for the title. See more »
Maybe I was just expecting too much. Having seen the trailer, I was wanting to see this one for a while and excited to finally get an opportunity. It started great - lots of action and let's face it - you really can't go wrong with these actors. They're superb. But.. even great acting couldn't save this one. I found myself clock staring for the whole last hour. The build to the climax was far too long and the climax was certainly the worst part of the film. It was one of those movies where you anticipate the many exciting, different ways the story could play out and when you see how it actually does, you just wish you had spent the night laying on the couch and watching something on Netflix. Wait for it to come out on Redbox. Shouldn't be long.
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