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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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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
Jonathan Brooks ...
Royce
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Free Camp Dancer
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John Stephen Cares ...
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R.C. Crowe ...
Gang Member
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Free Camp Leader
Allen Floyd ...
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Matt Hatfield ...
Buried Corpse
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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)  »

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September Morning  »

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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

Director Chris Eska mentioned (at 0:01:05 in the DVD commentary) that the flashes of distant cannon fire in the opening scene are visual effects that in real-life would precede the sound of the cannon fire by several seconds, but when the correct time delay was used the screen looked strange, so the filmmakers made the flash and the sound appear simultaneously to avoid throwing the audience off from the beginning. The flashes were about 3 seconds apart. Since sound travels about 1 mile in 5 seconds, artillery 3 miles away would have a 15 second disconnect between the flash and the sound. 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 »

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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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Written and Performed by Yellow 6
Courtesy of Jon Attwood
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The Retrieval: a good film whose magic, however, didn't work on me.
23 February 2015 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

It's a good film whose screenplay probably deserves a 9. While watching, however, I had the impression of a TV movie: unknown actors, poor locations, a non-original story… movie's magic, in other words, didn't work for me.

Dialogues are really good and acting is utterly convincing: Bill Oberst Jr in particular plays a perfect bad guy. But I never really believed the story or truly cared for characters' fate.

I read that Chris Eska both wrote and directed the movie (and even did the editing) and I can imagine how hard he worked on this production. Thus I feel quite guilty while writing these lines. Fortunately enough, my opinion is less than worthless and the chances that someone will read me lines (or agree with me) are less than for a camel (or a rope) to go through an average needle's eye…


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