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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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Teddy Cleland
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Kris Cleland (Sister)
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William
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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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Revenge comes home

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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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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Trivia

Ben Gaffney has a tattoo on his left inner forearm of an electric chainsaw which is a reference to Jeremy Saulnier's film "Murder Party" 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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Blue Ruin a synonym for debacle
5 May 2014 | by (Silver Spring, Maryland) – See all my reviews

When asked about the title of the movie, just after the screening at the AFI Silver on Saturday, the writer/director/cinematographer answered that the title is a synonym for debacle, and sure enough, it was there when I looked it up.

That about sums up what happens when a hapless grieving amateur seeks vengeance, a debacle.

The writer director and the star of the film have been at this movie making thing since they were both 8 years old. It is just great to see they broke through. You should know that the movie is 8 out of 10 and climbing on the indie list on Itunes. While you can see this on VOD, it is best seen on the big screen, and it is well worth the trip.


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