Ulee is called one day by his incarcerated son, Jimmy, asking for a favor. Jimmy will repay his debts if they save his wife, Helen, from hoodlums. Ulee must now risk his and his family's lives to save Helen.Written by
Robert Krzanowski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At about 14 minutes into the film, when Ulee and his grand daughter are out in the workshop talking, you can see behind the girl a framed set of military medals and a patch. The patch is that of MACVSOG, the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Special Operations Group, which was an outfit for special Forces soldiers and other black ops personnel. Among the medals visible are the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Service ribbon. These indicate that Ulee may have been a Special Forces soldier in Vietnam assigned time MACVSOG. See more »
When Ulee is having lunch at the Seafood Grill Restaurant which is located in Franklin County. When the sheriff parks next to Ulee's truck, you can see Gulf County on the door which is the next county over. See more »
A pretty good little movie. The pace is a little slow, and often not much seems to be happening. This is not a bad thing here. Hollywood is usually so formulaic that they must not be discouraged when they try something a little different. Everything worked well here, the acting, the photography, the direction. Yes, Peter Fonda turned in a fine performance. I wonder if as much would have been made of this if Fonda hadn't spent most of his career playing in total stinkers, though. The small-time crooks, Fonda must deal with (including his son) are such losers they seem directly imported from an Elmore Leonard novel. Special mention for the child actress Vanessa Zima (Penny Jackson). She performed wonderfully in her role, full of soulful and meaningful looks. Either she is a very good child actress, or the casting director did a great job finding a girl who looks the part.
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