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A Single Shot -- An accident draws a lone hunter (Sam Rockwell, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS) into a tense chase with hardened criminals in the backwoods of West Virginia. Jeffrey Wright and William H. Macy also star.
A Single Shot -- The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
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Director:
Writers:
Matthew F. Jones (novel)
Matthew F. Jones (screenplay)
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One Chance See more »
Plot:
The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Sam Rockwell ... John Moon

William H. Macy ... Pitt

Ted Levine ... Cecile

Kelly Reilly ... Jess

Jason Isaacs ... Waylon

Joe Anderson ... Obadiah

Jeffrey Wright ... Simon

Ophelia Lovibond ... Abbie

Amy Sloan ... Carla

W. Earl Brown ... Puffy

Heather Lind ... Mincy

Christie Burke ... Ingrid

Jenica Bergere ... Colette
Lana Giacose ... Angela

David Flannery ... Shitbird
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duffy ... Mutt

Michael Eisner ... Dean

Alan C. Peterson ... Cole

Directed by
David M. Rosenthal 
 
Writing credits
Matthew F. Jones (novel)

Matthew F. Jones (screenplay)

Produced by
Chris Coen .... producer
Sam Englebardt .... executive producer
Sefton Fincham .... associate producer
Aaron L. Gilbert .... producer
C. Steve Goldstein .... co-executive producer
Katie Goodson .... co-producer
Margot Hand .... co-producer
Akshaii Hariharan .... co-producer
Raju Hariharan .... executive producer
William D. Johnson .... executive producer
Matthew F. Jones .... executive producer
Keith Kjarval .... producer
John Brooks Klingenbeck .... co-producer
Michael Lambert .... executive producer
Doug Min .... executive producer
Patrick Murray .... executive producer
Kurt Rauer .... co-producer
John Raymonds .... executive producer
Jeff Rice .... producer
Sam Rockwell .... executive producer
David M. Rosenthal .... executive producer
Ben Ruffman .... co-executive producer
Ian R. Smith .... line producer
Steven Thibault .... associate producer
Sean Thomas .... executive producer
Donna Valva .... associate producer
Michael Valva .... associate producer
Mary Vernieu .... co-producer
Billy Wirth .... co-executive producer
Ellen Wright .... executive producer
Joseph Wright .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Atli Örvarsson 
 
Cinematography by
Eduard Grau 
 
Film Editing by
Dan Robinson 
 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
David Brisbin 
 
Art Direction by
Cheryl Marion 
 
Set Decoration by
Josh Plaw 
 
Costume Design by
Beverley Wowchuk 
 
Makeup Department
Ashley Forshaw .... assistant makeup artist
Erin Froese .... hair stylist
Norma Hill-Patton .... makeup department head
Norma Hill-Patton .... makeup designer
Debra Johnson .... key makeup artist
Michael Nickiforek .... first assistant prosthetics applicator
Bill Terezakis .... special makeup effects designer
 
Production Management
David Dewar .... post-production supervisor
Ian R. Smith .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Heimbecker .... second assistant director
Matthias Mellinghaus .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Caitlin Byrnes .... art assistant
Luca Carati .... dresser
Ken Davies .... property master
Alyssa King .... set buyer
Carmen Lee .... art coordinator
Bernie Neufeld .... greensman
Chris Nohel .... assistant decorator
Greg Williams .... set dresser
Jai Field .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kelly Cole .... sound re-recording mixer
Bernardo Six Costa .... sound mixer
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Enos Desjardins .... sound effects editor
Udit Duseja .... sound effects editor
Clemens Endreß .... foley artist
Clemens Endreß .... foley editor
Roland Heap .... sound designer
Roland Heap .... supervising sound editor
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Mellow .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Morgan .... adr mixer
Cory Sewell .... sound trainee
Marc Specter .... dialogue editor
Frank Verderosa .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Garnet Harry .... special effects assistant
Joel Whist .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Christian Blaze .... visual effects supervisor
Romald Geoffery .... visual effects supervisor
John Kearns .... digital restoration artist
Eldose Madott .... digital compositor
Darvin K. Manwah .... digital compositor: GFZ Studios
Brad Sutton .... digital restoration
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas Dent .... grip
Lee Gibeau .... key grip
Finn King .... key grip
Steve Krasznai .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David Lourie .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David McKnight .... digital video assist
James Plannette .... gaffer
Darin Wong .... dolly grip: a camera
Adriene Wyse .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Laurie Pavon Solis .... extras casting
Dylan Staniforth .... extras casting wrangler
Michelle Wade Byrd .... casting associate (as Michelle Wade)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lenah Hama .... costumer
Valeria Maichen .... background costumer
Laurel Morgan .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Sally Cooper .... first assistant editor
Sam Dewar .... assistant editor
Jason Fabbro .... additional digital colorist
Chris Jensen .... second colorist: Technicolor
Bruce Lomet .... digital intermediate producer
Carl S.G. Moore .... digital intermediate producer
Jennifer Pearson .... first assistant editor
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Derek M. Schneider .... data technician
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Dave Wilkinson .... colorist: dailies
 
Music Department
Andy Brown .... contractor
Jessica Dannheisser .... copyist
Dave Fleming .... composer: additional music
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer
Claudio Olachea .... additional programming
Vladimir Podgoretsky .... orchestrator
Adam Schmidt .... sample development
Dan Wilcox .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Suki Ardawa .... transportation
Jim Papadogambros .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Gabriel Adelman .... production intern
Tony Alcantar .... dialect coach
Daphne Batistella .... production intern
Paola Botero .... production assistant
Peter Cummings .... clearance/product placement coordinator
James Darby .... EPK director/editor
Ian Doig .... animal coordinator
Alexander Glua .... business affairs coordinator
Stephanie Hamilton .... production assistant
Kerry Hansen .... horse wrangler
Akshaii Hariharan .... assistant to director
Akshaii Hariharan .... assistant: David M. Rosenthal
Steven Hearn .... assistant location manager
Tyler Jackson .... assistant: Keith Kjarval
Krista Johnston .... clearances
Michael Aaron Keith .... production assistant
Jaime Kennedy .... animal trainer
Michael Lien .... production coordinator
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Claudia Morgado .... script supervisor (as Claudia Morgado Escanilla)
Joseph Parton .... development coordinator: bron studios
Jamie Payton .... horse wrangler
Karen Tony .... production accountant
Shelby Tony .... Post Production Accountant
Azia Tron .... business affairs coordinator
Chrissie Vides Alvarado .... executive assistant: Aaron L. Gilbert
Bill Vigars .... unit publicist
Tomas Wittrup .... production assistant
Daniel Woods .... assistant to the director
 
Thanks
Larry Olmstead .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use
Runtime:
116 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ (2014) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #48071)

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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Near the end of the movie when John buries the girl's dead body, she is breathing.See more »
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John Moon:Shit.
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Hit & Miss, 9 September 2013
Author: themissingpatient from Canada

John Moon, played by Sam Rockwell, accidentally shoots and kills a beautiful young girl while hunting for deer. In a state of shock, John drags the body down to an old abandoned gravel pit where he finds the girl has been living like a runaway. Inside her makeshift shelter, he goes through her belongings and finds a large sum of money. He hides the body, takes the money and leaves. It doesn't take long before it is made clear that the hunter is being hunted as somebody wants their money back.

Though the story sounds unoriginal, like something the Coen Brother's already perfected with No Country For Old Men, A Single Shot takes a different approach. This is a psychological thriller through John's eyes. His guilt plays a factor and instead of running off with the money, John sticks around his small rural town and begins to investigate. The screenplay is adapted by the writer of the novel, Matthew F. Jones, and for an unoriginal premise, the story takes it's own unique path.

David M. Rosenthal is very hit and miss in his direction. While the exterior scenes are both beautiful and haunting, the interior scenes are irritatingly tight, causing an unnecessary claustrophobic effect. While it could be said the interior scenes are shot in a way to add to the chaos surrounding the protagonist, they really just come off cheap and vague. We're missing a need for details of these interior locations. It's not a matter of the low-budget, it is just that the scenes are terribly framed.

The only other aspect of the film that will turn people away are the heavy accents. This isn't a flaw but it will annoy the average viewer because it is almost impossible to understand some of the dialogue in certain scenes. Turning up the volume doesn't help either, these scenes may need to be subtitled. It leaves a curious question: Were the actors directed to deliver their dialogue in a way so the average audience member wouldn't be able to understand what they are saying or were the actors having fun going to the extreme with their backwoods redneck characters?

Though aspects of the direction come off as amateurish, A Single Shot delivers a tense story and a perfect cathartic ending.

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