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The Hawk Is Dying (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 July 2008 (France)
A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.

Director:

Julian Goldberger

Writers:

Harry Crews (novel), Julian Goldberger

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... George Gattling
Michelle Williams ... Betty
Michael Pitt ... Fred
Rusty Schwimmer ... Precious
Robert Wisdom ... Billy Bob
Ann Wedgeworth ... Ma Gattling
Mark Campbell Mark Campbell ... Football Player
Ayana Rhoden Ayana Rhoden ... Girlfriend
Taylor Simpson Taylor Simpson ... Gray Bony Lady
John Hostetter ... Nebbish Professor
Steve DuMouchel ... Marvin Hill
Katie Dixon Katie Dixon ... Young Female Undergrad
Veryl Jones Veryl Jones ... Ambulance Driver
Karl Anthony ... Dr. Leep
Marc Macaulay ... Alonzo
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Storyline

A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dressé pour vivre - The Hawk Is Dying See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,042, 1 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,006, 14 June 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,285, 13 July 2008
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

2006 Brasilia International Film Festival, Winner of the Grand Jury Award & Audience Award. See more »

Quotes

Fred: You never have.
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Connections

References Aquaman (1967) See more »

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Giamatti superb in a superb film
3 July 2008 | by rpmddoSee all my reviews

Wow, what a tour de force performance from Giamatti. He is so good that he makes it look easy. A great movie, thought provoking, and beautifully filmed, although in a subdued way. Certainly not for everyone, but I thought it was very very good. An unusual mixture of characters and situations, but there is something here that almost anyone can relate to.

No car chases, violent gruesome murders, or slick production, or product placement ads, or cool, hip cultural references, which made it all the more enjoyable for me. The messages of the film the viewer has to figure out on her own; there is no hammer that you are hit with over the head. Superb job by all.


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