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The Retrieval (2013)

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On the outskirts of the U.S. Civil War, a boy is sent north by his bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.

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Cast

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Will
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Nate
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Marcus
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Burrell
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Rachel
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Isaac
Raven Nicole LeDeatte ...
Abby (as Raven LeDeatte)
Jonathan Brooks ...
Royce
Jody Stelzig ...
Chasing Cavalryman
Sam Pullin ...
Ryan
Eugene Smith ...
Store Clerk
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Abolitionist Woman
Charissa Jarrett ...
Runaway Slave
Richard Rashad Romeo III ...
Runaway Slave
Henry J. Smith III ...
Runaway Slave
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On the outskirts of the U.S. Civil War, a boy is sent north by his bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.

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Drama | History | Western

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Rated R for some violence

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2 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

September Morning  »

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Box Office

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$1,683 (USA) (21 March 2014)

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$50,257 (USA) (26 September 2014)
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Trivia

When Will is going from man to man in Burrell's base camp serving beans, he slips something from the duster pocket of one of the men he serves (at 0:07:03). Closer examination on the DVD confirms it is the pair of cigarettes he then sells to the next man he serves. This 3 second act alerts the viewer to Will's moral compass. See more »

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At the very beginning of the movie, as the boy walks toward the cabin, there is a battle - obviously miles away - occurring over the hill. However, as soon as a flash occurs from a cannon fire there is the sound of the firing - sound travels slower than light, so you should first see the flash and then a time late the report of the discharge. See more »

Quotes

Nate: I saw you talkin to tat gal back there. Ever ad a gal o your own?
Will: No.
Nate: Don't. They trouble.
Will: Not all o em.
Nate: Yeaa, all o em
[5 second pause]
Nate: But they werth it.
Will: [smiles]
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Concorde
Written and Performed by Yellow 6
Courtesy of Jon Attwood
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THE RETRIEVAL is One of The Best Movies I've Seen.. EVER!
10 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

This has to be the most beautiful movie I've seen in a long time. It's pitch perfect in almost every way.

I saw this film at the 13th Phoenix Film Festival, where it received much deserved awards for directing and the ensemble acting, as well as being voted the audience favorite.

D'JANGO UNCHAINED was about slavery, its brutality, the violence, the humiliation, and the nightmare. THE RETRIEVAL addresses slavery and allows it to be a thread to its story by neither shying away from it nor allowing it to overwhelm the narrative. It's about the bond between two characters and the sacrifices they make.

Every character is rich and real. There's humor, tragedy, a riveting story and beautiful cinematography.

This film deserves to be seen, and everyone connected to it deserves an opportunity to continue their work.


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Great film. Saw it tonight at the Film Forum NYC. mikema74
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