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Coastlines (2002)

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An ex-con returns to his Florida hometown after three years and becomes involved with the wife of his best friend, the local Sheriff.

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Victor Nunez

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Victor Nunez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Sonny Mann
Josh Brolin ... Dave Lockhart
Sarah Wynter ... Ann Lockhart
Scott Wilson ... Pa Mann
Angela Bettis ... Effie Bender
Josh Lucas ... Eddie Vance
Robert Wisdom ... Bob Johnson
Daniel von Bargen ... Sheriff Tate
Blake Lindsley ... Redhead in Bar
Robert Glaudini ... Henry
Edwin Hodge ... Roy
Abigail Mavity ... Rachel Lockhart
Caity Elizabeth Caity Elizabeth ... Trish Lockhart
Steven Gilborn ... Doctor
Karen S. Gregan Karen S. Gregan ... Lady in Red
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Storyline

After serving time in prison, Sonny returns to his coastal Florida hometown, where life and the residents haven't changed much, including the local crime boss, Vance, who owes Sonny some money. When Sonny goes to collect, he gets beaten up, then his house is blown up and his father is killed. Sonny, while seeking revenge against Vance and his crime gang, moves into the home of his old friend Dave, the local sheriff, and his nurse wife Ann, and their two children. Soon, a romance forms between the grieving Sonny and Ann. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hors limites See more »

Filming Locations:

Carrabelle, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$736, 4 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,490, 2 July 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shown at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, but it was not actually released until four years later because it could not find a distributor. See more »

Goofs

Dave makes a point of unloading his gun by locking the slide back and removing the magazine when he gets home from work. You can see when he does this that the gun was never loaded to start with. See more »

Quotes

Pa Mann: Ain't you out too soon?
Sonny Mann: It was too crowded. They had to let someone go. I was picked.
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Laconic small town drama

Victor Nunoz's Coastlines is a nice small town drama with some top players all giving fine work, causing me to wonder why more people haven't heard of it, and how come it didn't get a wider release. In any case, it's low key and really captures the quaint rural vibe of less densely populated areas in the states. The cast is absolutely to die for, consisting mainly of very distinct, frequently garish actors who all play it dead straight and relaxed, which is a huge switch up for most of them. Timothy Olyphant plays Sonny Mann, an ex convict recently released from prison, quietly arriving back to his Florida hometown, and the dregs of the life he left behind. His Pa (the ever awesome Scott Wilson) is conflicted by long simmering resentment, and the love for his son buried just beneath. Sonny reconnects with his best friend Dave Lockhart (Josh Brolin), who has become the town's sheriff in the years gone by. Sparks fly between Dave's wife (Sarah Wynter) and Sonny, creating a rift between the two and illustrating Sonny's unavoidable knack for creating trouble for himself, and those around him. Further tension comes along when the town's local crime lord Fred Vance (William Forsythe at his most genial and sedated) tries to strong-arm Sonny into assisting with nefarious deeds, using his younger brother Eddie (Josh Lucas) to convince him. Even when tragedy strikes and these characters go head to head, it's in the most relaxed, laconic way that permeates southern life. Robert Wisdom has a nice bit, Angela Bettis shows up as a girl with a thing for bad boys, and watch for the late great Daniel Von Bargen as the local Sheriff. This one fits nicely into a niche that leans heavily on small town drama, dips its toes ever so slightly into thriller territory, and is a charming little piece that's worth a look to see these actors on an acting sabbatical.


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