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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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Top Movie at Sundance
26 January 2006 | by mreamySee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch this film last week at Sundance. Without hearing much buzz compared to other films, the big push on this film was a follow up to Director Julian Goldberger's "TRANS" which I have not seen. I only know the connection to be in "middle Florida" which I've spent some time in.

I was completely blown away by this story... well acted, beautifully executed with terrific character development. The climax of this film for me to see Giamatti's character finally conquer the wild hawk and deal with his own demon's brought on a flush of emotion.

This was my favorite film that I saw at Sundance and hope that it reaches wide release.


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