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Vernon, Florida (1981)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 8 October 1981 (USA)
A documentary on the eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida.

Director:

Errol Morris
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Cast

Credited cast:
Albert Bitterling Albert Bitterling ... Himself
Roscoe Collins Roscoe Collins ... Himself
George Harris George Harris ... Himself
Joe Payne Joe Payne ... Himself
Howard Pettis Howard Pettis ... Himself
Claude Register Claude Register ... Himself
Snake Reynolds Snake Reynolds ... Himself
Henry Shipes Henry Shipes ... Himself
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Storyline

Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida. A few examples? The preacher giving a sermon on the definition of the word "Therefore," and the obsessive turkey hunter who speaks reverentially of the "gobblers" he likes to track down and kill. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вернон, штат Флорида See more »

Filming Locations:

Vernon, Florida, USA

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Originally titled Nub City, this follow-up to Gates of Heaven was initially focused on residents of the Southern town who cut off their own limbs as a way to collect insurance money. After Morris's life was threatened by the subjects of the film, he re-worked Nub City into Vernon, Florida. See more »

Quotes

Henry Shipes: Listen to that sound? Hear that sound? Getting in an out of trees? That flop-flop sound? Mm, that sound will sure mistake you for turkeys. Listen. Hear that flop-flop. Limbs breaking. Hear that good flop, then? Listening to that gives me the turkey fever. Mm, I wish there were as many turkeys as there are buzzards.
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Featured in At the Movies: Winners That Were Losers (1983) See more »

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Fresh and innovative documentary
7 January 2000 | by peginaSee all my reviews

Everyone knows Errol Morris from The Thin Blue Line and A Brief History of Time but Vernon, Florida really is his most raw and most intriguing film. He lets the viewer get a real complete view of his interviewees and it's just fabulous.


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