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Daltry Calhoun (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 25 September 2005 (USA)
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In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... May
Johnny Knoxville ... Daltry Calhoun
Beth Grant ... Dee
Laura Cayouette ... Wanda Banks
Thomas Jackson Burt Thomas Jackson Burt ... Farmer
Ken Jackson Ken Jackson ... Charlie
Sophie Traub ... June
David Koechner ... Doyle
Matthew Sharp ... Eugene
James Parks ... Arlo
Kick Gurry ... Frankie Strunk
Juliette Lewis ... Flora Flick
Andrew Prine ... Sheriff Cabot
Linda Wylie Linda Wylie ... Beehive Woman
Carri O'Neill Carri O'Neill ... Housewife
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Storyline

The Knoxville, Tennessee-set film, written by Bronson, is a dark comedy about a father (Knoxville) struggling to keep his once lucrative Tennessee golfing empire intact when his estranged 14-year-old daughter (a gifted musician) is unexpectedly left in his care. Written by achinn

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret Life of Daltry Calhoun See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,758, 25 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,460, 16 October 2005
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed in Columbia, Tennessee, which is the Mule Capital of the World. See more »

Goofs

At 36min 35, Daltry and June are walking and talking. Daltry pauses while talking with June, and then moves on. When he moves there is a dog behind him that starts running in the opposite direction. Neither he, nor anyone else on his property, owns a dog. See more »

Quotes

Daltry Calhoun: Get HIGH on grass! The LEGAL kind!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits end Daltry, Frankie, Doyle and June are practicing golf and goof around with golf balls and golf clubs. Daltry ends the scene by throwing a golf club towards the camera. See more »

Connections

References Decoys (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Lonesome Me
Performed by Johnny Cash
Written by Don Gibson
Courtesy of Sun Records
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One of the best "sleepers" I've ever seen
2 August 2007 | by PressedRat36See all my reviews

I like this movie; I really, really liked this movie. Ducktown, where the movie takes place,is a great place to live. This weekend, we're having a "DuckRace" to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, here in Columbia, TN. (Consider yourselves invited.) We don't really have too many guys that look as great as Johnny Knoxville just knocking about town, or any actresses that can burn up a screen the way Juliette Lewis does in this movie; but it is beautiful, here. I'm grateful to Quentin Tarantino and Katrina Holden Bronson (daughter of Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland, the writer and director)for making us look so good. David Koechner turns in a touching performance in the film, as well. Sophie Traub, as June is a real discovery. I understand that she is not a south paw, as she plays in the film: it makes it easier to understand why she has such a hard time playing convincing air guitar, at the end. Her vulnerability will TOTALLY intimidate you traditional Johnny Knoxville fans out there, so PLEASE, just stay away if you've got a closed mind. Her next film with Russell Crowe, "Tenderness" should be out in November. This movie is such a breath of fresh air that many people will not be able to inhale it. I think it's a sleeper that is truly visionary.


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