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The Retrieval (2013)

R  |   |  Drama, History, Western  |  2 April 2014 (USA)
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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

Credited cast:
Ashton Sanders ...
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
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Royce
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lauren Baker ...
Free Camp Dancer
Steven Zane Bryant ...
Gang Member
John Stephen Cares ...
Gang Member
R.C. Crowe ...
Gang Member
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Free Camp Leader
Allen Floyd ...
Gang Member
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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Opening Weekend:

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

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

Director Chris Eska has a history of working with non-professionals, so in searching for someone to play the role of the boy Will, the filmmakers looked extensively at every school within 200 miles of their base in Gonzales, Texas, and auditioned four to five hundred kids locally (at 0:35:50 in the DVD commentary). Regardless, they found Ashton Sanders in "the most boring way possible, which was through a regular casting call" in Los Angeles. Ashton's agent submitted him and he came to at least two callbacks (at 0:48:00 in the DVD 'SAG Foundation Conversations'). See more »

Goofs

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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Katarinahissen
Written and Performed by Yellow 6
Courtesy of Jon Attwood
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A gem of an unknown film
30 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young boy struggles with adult dilemma when he is put in a situation where he must choose between his survival and that of a stranger. He comes from and emotionally and physically barren world, treated like chattel, unloved. He accepts his lot because he sees no future for himself. While sent off by a bounty hunter to bring back a gullible freed slave, his sense of morality and kindness is stirred. Will the touch of human kindness by this stranger bring him redemption? No spoilers.

I am surprised that this film has not received a wider audience. I picked it up on line.


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