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The Rough South of Larry Brown (2002)

The life and works of Oxford, Miss. fireman-turned-writer Larry Brown are examined in a unique documentary format that incorporates narrative film adaptations of three of his short stories:... See full summary »

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Gary Hawkins

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Gary Hawkins
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Credited cast:
Will Patton ... Frank in 'Samaritans'
Natalie Canerday ... Woman in 'Samaritans'
Dakota Smith Dakota Smith ... Boy in Bar in 'Samaritans'
Paul Schneider ... Voice-over / Man in 'Wild Thing' (voice)
Kendra Cover ... Wild Thing
Gaye-Taylor Upchurch Gaye-Taylor Upchurch ... Wife in 'Wild Thing'
Vic Chesnutt Vic Chesnutt ... Narrator in 'Boy & Dog'
Justin Stone ... Boy in 'Boy & Dog'
Brent Burditt Brent Burditt ... Hero in 'Boy & Dog'
Larry Brown Larry Brown ... Fire Chief in 'Boy & Dog'
David Gordon Green ... Fireman in 'Boy & Dog'
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Scott Clackum Scott Clackum ... Mustang Driver
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The life and works of Oxford, Miss. fireman-turned-writer Larry Brown are examined in a unique documentary format that incorporates narrative film adaptations of three of his short stories: Samaritans, Wild Thing, and Boy & Dog. Written by Sam Froelich

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USA

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June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Ledford, North Carolina, USA See more »

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JESCO
Performed by Trailer Bride
Written by Melissa Swingle
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Best Documentary of an American Writer Ever Produced!
10 April 2009 | by kani_99See all my reviews

"The Rough South of Larry Brown" is more than just a documentary. It's an honest look at one of America's most unpretentious literary heroes, created with compassion, passion, and true Southern grace. Gary Hawkins, the film's director, has made many masterpieces (well, in all honesty, every film he's ever made has been a classic), and "The Rough South of Larry Brown" puts him in a league of his own, just like Larry. Larry and his relentless quest to be heard--to having become the legend he is and will always be--is depicted in this film with such clarity, such immortality, that one can only be thankful to have Larry with us on our screens, in our minds, in our hearts, and our bookshelves, as we follow his determination toward the craft with awe, the utmost respect, in our one sojourns to be heard ourselves. And I'm forever in Hawkins' debt, for constructing such a classic for the world to see and understand, for showcasing Larry's Mississippi heart and voice that will forever be etched into my own. God Bless you Larry, and thank you Gary Hawkins! KR


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