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All Hat (2007)

R | | Western | June 2007 (UK)
In southwestern Ontario, ex-baseball player Ray Dokes, upon being released from jail, returns to his rural hometown to stay temporarily with his deceased father's Texan friend, small time ... See full summary »

Director:

Leonard Farlinger

Writers:

Brad Smith (novel), Brad Smith (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Kirby ... Ray Dokes
Keith Carradine ... Pete Culpepper
Noam Jenkins ... Sonny Stanton
Lisa Ray ... Etta Parr
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Chrissie Nugent
David Alpay ... Paulie Stanton
Ernie Hudson ... Jackson Jones
Joel Keller ... Dean Calder
Graham Greene ... Jim Burns
Gary Farmer ... Billy Caan
Stephen McHattie ... Earl Stanton
Michelle Nolden ... Gena Stanton
Lorne Brass Lorne Brass ... Dan Rockwell
Michael Mahonen ... Steve Allman
Ellen-Ray Hennessy ... Bonnie (as Elley-Ray Snow)
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In southwestern Ontario, ex-baseball player Ray Dokes, upon being released from jail, returns to his rural hometown to stay temporarily with his deceased father's Texan friend, small time horse breeder Pete Culpepper, until he has some footing in whatever the next phase of his life. Ray's two year incarceration was for assaulting Sonny Stanton, the arrogant son of the wealthiest stable owner and horse breeder in the area, Earl Stanton. The assault left Sonny needing a cane with which to walk. The general consensus is that Ray got a raw deal in that Sonny was the one who did the provoking by his actions. It is also consensus that Sonny is generally not a nice person, he who is not averse to using violence even against women, and has racked up a mountain of gambling debts, mostly betting against his father's horses purely as an act of defiance. Although Ray begins a sexual relationship with Pete's new spirited jockey, Chrissie Nugent, he wants to make things right with his old ... Written by Huggo

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Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

June 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

All Hat - Duelo de Cow-Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Alliston, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,495, 27 January 2008, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Chrissie: I hope you like the look of my ass, because in about 20 seconds that's all you're gonna see!
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Soundtracks

Beautiful Eyes
Written by Kevin Banks
Performed by Wedded Bliss
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flat directing
26 September 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ray Dokes (Luke Kirby) leaves prison to find most farms back home have been bought up by old nemesis bully land developer Sonny Stanton (Noam Jenkins). He starts working for poor old friend Pete Culpepper (Keith Carradine) on his horse farm. Ray's former love Etta Parr (Lisa Ray) refuses to sell to Sonny. Chrissie Nugent (Rachael Leigh Cook) is Pete's wild drunken jockey. Sonny is in gambling debts and has a thoroughbred stolen.

The film looks flat. Luke Kirby doesn't have big screen charisma. Nobody comes off looking good and I put most of it on director Leonard Farlinger. The performances are tired and weary. There is no energy. The movie has some great actors but they are either secondary or they struggle in the haze. The character Ray isn't good to root for either. He's screwing Chrissie right away but we're suppose to root for his star-crossed love for Etta. There are also a few too many side stories to the movie. The story has some potential but it's not realized here.


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