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Blue Ruin (2013)

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A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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Cast

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Ben Gaffney
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Sam
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Teddy Cleland
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Kris Cleland (Sister)
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William
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Carl Cleland
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Hope Cleland (Cousin)
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Officer Eddy
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Smoking Girl
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Pawn Shop Clerk
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Metal Detector Couple
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Metal Detector Couple
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A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Revenge comes home

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 July 2014 (France)  »

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Untitled Revenge Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,066,167 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,608 (USA) (25 April 2014)

Gross:

$258,113 (USA) (20 June 2014)
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2.35 : 1
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There are no opening credits. See more »

Goofs

When the main character returns some empty cans for money we see several cans returned. While the deposit ticket (briefly) only states 20 cents and wouldn't be enough for most purchases, let alone the map he buys, he simply had other loose change he had scavenged. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Officer Eddy: [wakes Dwight by knocking softly on his car door] Get ready. I'd like you to come into the station.
Dwight: I... Is it about the house. 'Cuz I could...
Officer Eddy: Dwight, sweetheart, I'll explain. Okay? Just come with me.
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Connections

Referenced in Someone Has to Review It!: Year-end Special! (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Zipperbag/Stims
Written by David Gilbert and William Lacey
Performed by Hochstedder
Courtesy of Needleteeth Records
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astonishing!
6 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Blue Ruin.

OK. If you like No Country For Old Men, Falling Down, Reservoir Dogs, Taxi Driver, ...take out the commercial element from all of these and just leave the bare-bones of the pure cinema with: A/ actor who's face looks like your shy friend B/you cannot see any high-budgeted actor in it but all of them play better than Daniel Craig and Al Pacino altogether C/the script will take your head off even if you have been prepared for it and watched thousands of B/Indie movies in advance D/the camera work is magnificent E/Trust me, I am a Doctor: if you like a good action movie not set up upon Hollywood standards watch this movie after 00:00 and you will not be disappointed.

So far the best MOVIE of the year.


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