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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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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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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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Country:

UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Single Shot See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,020, 22 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,020, 22 September 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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It Can Never Be
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Written by Cindy Walker
Performed by Cindy Walker
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Dark Grimmy Psychological Thriller... a little too long
26 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

John Moon (Sam Rockwell) is a poacher living in poverty ridden backwoods. His father lost their family farm to the bank. His wife (Kelly Reilly) left him taking their child with her. He is struggling to accept this. One day on a hunt, he runs across a dead girl, an overturned truck, and a box full of money. He takes the money, and abandons the body. Somebody comes looking for the money and knows John took it. It becomes psychological combat as the mysterious person try to force John to divulge where the money is.

The gritty grim of overwhelming poverty is well done. Everybody looks like they just did meth. However there are too many scenes of nothing happening as John Moon walks around hunting. It adds nothing that isn't already there. They are better off trimming those scenes to lessen the 2 hours running time and pick up the pace.


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