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The Accountant (2001)

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

Director:

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 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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Taglines:

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:

O Contador 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 Hee Haw (1969) 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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Everything a short film should be
29 August 2007 | by johnmartin323See all my reviews

Ray McKinnon is a delight. The Accountant is a whimsical, fast-talking tale concerning a very strange fellow and his bucolic interests around the tax nature of a farm. The highlight of this film centers around the writing. The words are snappy, well-timed, and extremely funny. The performances do a great justice to the words, and you can tell that the filmmakers are masters of their craft.

I think this short film is well-deserving of the Oscar, but sadly McKinnon has been all but absent in the feature scene. He's had his appearances, and I even enjoyed Crysthal, but in the end, they are outshined by The Accountant. I hope McKinnon comes back and captures this character in another piece. It is a delight.


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