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Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

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Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

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Rated R for some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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19 September 2013 (Netherlands)  »

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Prince Avalanche  »

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$725,000 (estimated)

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$36,694 (USA) (9 August 2013)

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$204,951 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Early in the film, Alvin (Paul Rudd) happens upon the charred remains of a home and discovers an old lady in a pink sunbonnet sifting through the rubble. This woman is played by Joyce Payne, who has had no prior acting experience, and the rubble she is sifting through is the actual remains of her old house. David Gordon Green and his location scouts simply happened upon her and asked if they could put her story into the movie. See more »

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The amount of painting that was done would have required a considerable amount of paint. There is only one gallon shown, where Lance paints his shoes. See more »

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Alvin: I was running, and then I reached the cliff, and all I know is I wanted to either fly or kill myself.
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A Charming Journey through the Woods with Two Great Actors
9 March 2013 | by (Austin, TX, United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed seeing Prince Avalanche at SXSW Film Festival. It is a peculiar and deceptively simple story of two highway workers in an isolated area painting the line down the middle of a new highway. The setting becomes a character as this low-budget movie was filmed in Bastrop, Texas last summer in the aftermath of the recent fires. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch are really magnificent. Rudd is actually difficult to recognize and comes off so different than he often does in his straight comedy roles. This is a dialogue-driven film that in some ways seems a bit like a stage play. The dialogue and the relationship between the two leads drives the entire film. The film nicely merges the comedic nature of both of the ridiculous characters with the serious nature of the issues that they are dealing with in their personal lives. The film is far lighter than Rudd's recent turn in deathly dark Killer Joe, but somewhat more serious than Rudd's big budget film This is 40. While this sort of small-budget film is unlikely to get widespread distribution it really showcases the talents of both of these actors and the importance of good writing and a beautiful setting.


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