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A Single Shot (2013)

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The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.

Director:

David M. Rosenthal

Writers:

Matthew F. Jones (novel), Matthew F. Jones (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Rockwell ... John Moon
William H. Macy ... Pitt
Ted Levine ... Cecile
Kelly Reilly ... Jess
Jason Isaacs ... Waylon
Joe Anderson ... Obadiah
Jeffrey Wright ... Simon
Ophelia Lovibond ... Abbie
Amy Sloan ... Carla
W. Earl Brown ... Puffy
Heather Lind ... Mincy
Christie Burke ... Ingrid
Jenica Bergere ... Colette
Lana Giacose Lana Giacose ... Angela
David A. Flannery ... Shitbird (as David Flannery)
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Storyline

The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.

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One Chance See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When John buries the dead body at the end of the movie, the girl's eyes are open in one shot and closed in the next. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Moon: Shit.
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Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.135 (2013) See more »

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My Tears Run Backwards
Written by Tommy Strange and Bobbye Strange
Performed by Tommy Strange & The Features
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An exquisitely dark, rural, all-American series noir.
10 April 2014 | by jdeurekaSee all my reviews

This is an exquisitely dark, rural, all-American series noir. Plot line and moral being: a good man goes bad, because that's the way things can be, the way things are. Nature -- human or otherwise, isn't kind. Mistakes happen. And you often pay for them in the wilderness of this world we live in alone and altogether. Chance has its way of crushing you, burying you alive. Watch out. Plus, aside from a potent story line, the acting is downright first rate. Not a single one of the actors are off key. I don't know who did the casting for "A Single Shot", but they deserve an award for it. Also exquisite in this film is the ending -- one of the most original examples of "open ended" I've ever seen in a film. You've got to be in a dark, worried mood to like this film; its darkness is relentless. "A Single Shot" is not for everyone; in no way is it "G" or "GP". But for thoughtful adults it is very well worth the watching.


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UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,020, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$18,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,642
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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