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Doonby (2013)

Sam Doonby, a no-good drifter, enters a small town in Texas. His sudden arrival is met with suspicion, jealousy, and intrigue. His departure is just as sudden, and then the town realizes how one person's presence can matter.

Director:

Peter Mackenzie

Writer:

Peter Mackenzie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Schneider ... Sam Doonby
Ernie Hudson ... Leroy
Jenn Gotzon Chandler ... Laura Reaper (as Jenn Gotzon)
Robert Davi ... Sheriff Woodley
Joe Estevez ... Cyrus
Jennifer O'Neill ... Barbara Ann
Will Wallace ... Tony
Erin Way ... Lucy Mae
Brandi Blevins Brandi Blevins ... Jolene
Cassandra L. Small ... Rose
Jeff Fenter Jeff Fenter ... Brad
Jolyn Janis ... Lisa
Tom Lagleder ... Justin
Liz Waters ... Jessica Gordon (as Lizabeth Waters)
Matthew Tompkins ... Charlie
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Storyline

A drifter arrives at a small town, and due to his friendly demeanor is quickly able to find a job, a place to lay his head, and begins to have a positive effect to everyone he meets. But there is obviously something curious with his arrival, and some residents notice unusual events start to occur coinciding with his appearance. The ending is unexpected. It is a story about the value and effect that a single person can have upon those around them.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Who is this mysterious drifter... the man from nowhere

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and thematic elements

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Doonby: Todos Tem o Direito de Viver See more »

Filming Locations:

McDade, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

"Cheers to the chickens" was an impromptu line by actress Jenn Gotzon. The line has since stuck as movie quote favorite. See more »

Quotes

Duane: Hey Sam, you ever check to see how many folks you serve in one night?
Sam Doonby: Yes I have.
Archie: How do you keep count?
Sam Doonby: Simple. Count the legs, divide by four.
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Soundtracks

Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey
Performed by George Mills and Friends
Music and lyrics by George Mills
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Makes you think
2 November 2013 | by laurenschoepferSee all my reviews

This movie is one that has an encouraging message about the value of life very much like Its a Wonderful Life. It will make you think and want to talk about it with someone immediately after.

It has been a while since I have seen a good movie with a Sixth Sense type revelation at the end.

Though it is rated PG 13 it is a clean film. Here is the content in case you are wondering

Language: no four letter words.

Violence: there is a gunman who tries to hold up a bar for $ there are a few wild shots fired, punches thrown, bottles thrown, very little blood. Later there is an attempted murder and characters respond aggressively in self defense.

Sexuality: a character tries (unsuccessfully) to seduce another (implied nudity). Man in a towel after a shower.

Themes: Accusation of attempted rape. Alcoholism and heavy drinking. Mysterious Stalker presence implied throughout the first two acts.

In my opinion all edgy/questionable content is not glorified, instead it is contrasted against the positive choices made by the upstanding lead character who displays good morals and decision making.

I recommend it.


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