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Shotgun Stories (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 26 March 2008 (USA)
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Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Son Hayes
Douglas Ligon ... Boy Hayes
... Kid Hayes
... Cleaman Hayes
... Mark Hayes
Lynnsee Provence ... Stephen Hayes
David Rhodes ... John Hayes
... Annie Hayes
G. Alan Wilkins ... Shampoo
... Nicole
Cole Hendrixson ... Carter
Vivian Morrison ... Melissa (as Vivian Morrison Norman)
Tucker Prentiss ... Paul
Wyatt Ashton Prentiss ... Kevin
Cammie McKee ... Dess
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Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family. Written by Jeff Nichols

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Rated PG-13 for violence, thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Fegyverek és emberek  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,553, 16 December 2007, Limited Release

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$45,661, 13 July 2008
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The majority of the principal photography took place in 2004. See more »

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Son Hayes: You've just got to decide if she's the one you're going to love, and love her. Everything else will take care of itself.
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References Conan the Destroyer (1984) See more »

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Written by Ben Nichols
Performed by Lucero
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Modern Existential Western
25 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Underneath this story of a modern southern family feud, is a Ford / Wayne western struggling to get out. If you dressed the men in ten gallon hats, cowboy boots, gave them a horse, holster and guns, and shifted the story back to the end of the 19th century, you wouldn't know the difference.

However, that is what is so admirable about the movie. The fact that it is a modern take on the western, investigating the same themes and ideas. Yet, the feel of the film is more that of a seventies Americana indie movie - The sparse realistic dialogue, the vast cinematic sweeps, and the ambient washes of sound. Nichols has obviously struggled with a small budget and lack of studio interest, but he brings us a movie that shows that given more money and a more complex screenplay he could prove to be a significant directoral talent.


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