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Meek's Cutoff -- A drama centered on three pioneer families on the Oregon Trail, circa 1845.

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Director:
Writer:
Jonathan Raymond (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 April 2011 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
slow paced but you dwell on it for days afterward See more (93 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michelle Williams ... Emily Tetherow

Bruce Greenwood ... Stephen Meek

Will Patton ... Soloman Tetherow

Zoe Kazan ... Millie Gately

Paul Dano ... Thomas Gately

Shirley Henderson ... Glory White

Neal Huff ... William White

Tommy Nelson ... Jimmy White
Rod Rondeaux ... The Indian

Directed by
Kelly Reichardt 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Raymond  screenplay (as Jon Raymond)

Produced by
Elizabeth Cuthrell .... producer
Todd Haynes .... executive producer
Neil Kopp .... producer
Phil Morrison .... executive producer
Andrew Pope .... executive producer
Laura Rosenthal .... executive producer
Mike S. Ryan .... executive producer
Vincent Savino .... co-producer
Anish Savjani .... producer
Rajen Savjani .... executive producer
Steven Tuttleman .... executive producer
David Urrutia .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Grace 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Blauvelt 
 
Film Editing by
Kelly Reichardt 
 
Casting by
Laura Rosenthal 
 
Production Design by
David Doernberg 
 
Art Direction by
Kat Uhlmansiek 
 
Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell  (as Vicki Farrell)
 
Makeup Department
Linda Andrews .... key makeup artist
David Kennedy .... key hair stylist
David Kennedy .... wig stylist
Jamespatrick Smith Jr. .... makeup artist
Leo Won .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Brett Cranford .... unit production manager
Josh Rappaport .... post-production supervisor (as Joshua Rappaport)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Carroll .... first assistant director
Kyle Eaton .... second assistant director
Rose Leiker .... additional second assistant director
Matt O'Connor .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Brophy .... storyboard artist
Victoria Farrell .... embroidery: title (as Vicki Farrell)
Marlene McCarty .... embroidery: title
Guthrie McCarty-Vachon .... illustrator: main title
Jason Ruffolo .... set dresser
Joe Rynearson .... set dresser
Kate Smith .... set dresser
Nate Smith .... assistant property master
Ryan Warren Smith .... property master (as Ryan Smith)
Arly Williams .... art intern
 
Sound Department
Felix Andrew .... sound mixer
Javier Bennassar .... supervising sound editor
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Ryan Collins .... assistant sound editor
Lara Dale .... foley artist
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Tim Limer .... mix recordist
A. Josh Reinhardt .... foley mixer (as Josh Reinhardt)
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Dell Winter .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Mandell Winter .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brad Dunten .... fire expert
 
Stunts
Brian Duffy .... utility stunts
Khristian Lupo .... utility stunts
Jason Rodriguez .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Efrem .... gaffer
Eric Hill .... still photographer
Stephen MacDougall .... first assistant camera
Simon Max Hill .... still photographer
Jason McCormick .... additional first assistant camera
Kyle Metzger .... camera swing
Eliza Plumlee .... second assistant camera
Madison Rowley .... film loader
Greg Schmitt .... camera operator: "b" camera
Greg Schmitt .... steadicam operator
Matthew Semchee .... additional key grip
Chris Strauser .... additional second assistant camera
Savannah Teller-Brown .... camera loader
Corey Walter .... still photographer
Greg Wick .... camera swing
Brian Shotzbarger .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Maribeth Fox .... casting associate
Simon Max Hill .... casting: Oregon
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grace Ryung Kim .... costume maker (uncredited)
Jamespatrick Smith Jr. .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gordon Bell .... first assistant editor
Donnie Creighton .... digital intermediate producer
Eric Hill .... editorial technical consultant
Michael D. Most .... digital intermediate colorist (as Mike Most)
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Tim Safarik .... colorist: dailies
Tomas Vengris .... first assistant editor
David Waters .... digital intermediate producer
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer (uncredited)
Paul Amadeus Kim .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dave Eggar .... music producer
Dave Eggar .... musician: cello
Jeff Grace .... music producer
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
George Adams .... assistant production coordinator
Sotirios Bakouros .... set intern
Arpita Banker .... production accountant
Morgan Bateman .... animal trainer
Gordon Bell .... script supervisor
Mike Brantley .... set teacher
M.E. Buckner .... historical consultant
John Burnside .... translator: Nez Perce language
Barbara Carr .... representative: American Humane Association
Rives Curtright .... production assistant
Scott Davis .... animal trainer
Sarah Devere .... office production assistant
Greta Emang .... set medic
Rosario Estrella .... set intern
Roger D. Faires .... location manager (as Roger Faires)
Evan Franulovich .... production assistant
Sam Gaty .... production assistant
Nicole Hawkins .... production accountant
Mark Jarrett .... additional locations
Matt Jay .... production assistant
Michael J. Jones .... historical consultant
Paul Kohler .... additional locations
Rosen Lewis .... production legal
Marlene McCarty .... title designer: main and end titles
Kalen Mendenhall .... set intern
Kellen Molica .... production office intern
Mike Morris Jr. .... animal trainer (as Mike Morris)
Kristen Parr .... translator: Nex Perce language
David Parson .... production assistant
John Parson .... production assistant
Paul Parson .... set intern
Lance Rosen .... production legal
Erin Shelley .... animal trainer
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Alison R. Smith .... animal trainer (as Alison Smith)
Cody Smith .... animal trainer
Diana Smith .... animal trainer
Tanya Smith .... production coordinator
Sara Suffriti .... chef: dinner
Scott Tuning .... medical supervisor
Nicholas Van Atta .... chef assistant: dinner (as Nick Van Atta)
Zoe Bower .... post facilities manager (uncredited)
Tana David .... post facilities coordinator (uncredited)
Evan Franulovich .... craft service (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Matthew Ebert .... thanks
Larry Fessenden .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Meek's Oregon 1845 Cutoff" - USA (long title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some mild violent content, brief language and smoking
Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:G (Ontario) | Germany:6 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #46670)
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: When Meek and Solomon ride off in pursuit of the Indian, Meek's hat blows off and he continues on without stopping. When the two men return some time later, with the bound Indian in tow, Meek is wearing his hat.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jimmy White:[reading from Genesis] In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
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16 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
slow paced but you dwell on it for days afterward, 11 June 2011
Author: DarleneBicycle10 from United States

I have many friends who don't like most of the high tech movies that involve car races, shoot um ups, special effects & overall fast pace.

well, here is a movie for you! Slow & easy it is You take a small group of travelers in 3 covered wagons & experience what it was like 150+ years ago for the folks who settled the rugged and undeveloped areas of our country.

Wandering travelers and dependent on a guide who is "lost" and then a captured Indian who is questionable in where he leads. No real communication with the language barrier.

It wasn't pretty. But they did not know much different and had the simpler life in every way imaginable. For those who long for the "good old days" I think this exemplifies that the nostalgic images lack reality At the end we don't know if the party survived, if a baby was born and lived, if the Indian took pity (if it was an ambush) on the brave woman who defended and protected him.

I can envision a sequel with the story narrated by the young boy in the party as an adult looking back. The photography is very rich and tells a story of its own. The music is bold and beautiful. The acting is very well done & well cast.

In a way I was disappointed after I saw it but then in reflection decided I was very amazed with what was conveyed and the real impact it had on me. Not a movie for everyone but a well done work of art

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