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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.

Director:

Ray McKinnon

Writer:

Ray McKinnon
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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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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.

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Comedy | Short

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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: Numbers and facts, always fudged here and there, it's called accounting.
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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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A Farmer's Hope
22 January 2006 | by lynda01-1See all my reviews

Ray McKinnon's The Accountant is the best short-film, comedy ever. I highly recommend it to everyone who feels a connection with others who are also facing everyday challenges. McKinnon's screen writing depicts the daily struggle local farmers have in trying to keep their farms out of bankruptcy. Ray McKinnon's portrayal of a rural accountant is so funny I almost fell out of my chair laughing. However, his character has a serious side when it comes to teaching family values, the southern way. Eddie King's portrayal of David O'Dell, a farmer, touches my heart as he reminds me of a nurturing father, who wants to preserve his heritage. Walton Coggins does a great job in portraying Tommy O'Dell, the business-minded brother, who shows up at the family farm during a crisis and suddenly becomes interested in saving it. This movie shows how people play upon each other's feelings and how they might attempt to beat the system. The film crew does a superb job with both the sound and visual effects. The music sets the tone, which makes the viewers feel what the characters are also feeling. Then, the camera movement shows the exact location of the movie in single frames. This technique allows viewers to analyze when and where the movie takes place. Then, a large camera shot brings the whole setting together, and viewers are surprised when they realize the actual time period. Camera angles show the intensity between each character during emotionally, revealing scenes. This movie also uses metaphors to visually describes life's transitions in practical ways.Viewers are left guessing on what will happen next. I hope to see more movies like The Accountant from Ginny Mule Productions.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2001 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA See more »

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Ginny Mule Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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1.66 : 1
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