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The Accountant (2001)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Short | January 2001 (USA)
The O'Dell farm is on the rocks. A non-traditional accountant comes with a variety of ways to save the farm.

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Ray McKinnon

Writer:

Ray McKinnon
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray McKinnon ... The Accountant
Walton Goggins ... Tommy O'Dell (as Walt Goggins)
Eddie King ... David O'Dell
Gary Richardson Gary Richardson ... One-armed farmer
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Storyline

The O'Dell farm is on the rocks. A non-traditional accountant comes with a variety of ways to save the farm.

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Can one man, one hard drinking, chain smoking, backwoods accountant, stop a national conspiracy, change the course of history, and save a way of life? It's do-able... but it ain't gonna be purdy.

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Accountant See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ginny Mule Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Drive-By Truckers' song "Sinkhole" (from the album 'Decoration Day') is based on this short film. Ray McKinnon was appreciative, and reciprocated by using a few Drive-By Truckers songs on the soundtrack for his film, Chrystal (2004). See more »

Quotes

The Accountant: If a man builds a machine and that machine conspires with another machine built by another man, are those men conspiring?
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Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Mack the Knife
written by Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, and Marc Blitzstein
performed by Jimmie Dale Gilmore
produced by Buddy Miller and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Windcharger Music/Rounder Records
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User Reviews

A grim accountant offers bleak options to a farmer to save his land.
26 March 2002 | by supermarklcSee all my reviews

I attended a special showing of this film the day it won an Oscar for best live-action short subject. The story unfolds in a classic three character short story form. Clearly, Ray McKinnon had committed himself to the project as writer, director, and the title character- but the heart of the film belongs to the farmer David O'Dell, (Eddie King)through who's eyes we observe the accountant's peculiarities, and after a few minutes wonder if the man is dedicated to his clients or psychotic. The accountant's conspiracy-textured world view is so detailed that we are impressed by the breath of the information he has at his command. The film would have benefited from some editing both in text and pacing, but the genuine spirit and center of the film is the natural performance of Eddie King, an actor to keep an eye on.


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