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Doonby (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery | 27 March 2015 (Poland)
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.

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Peter Mackenzie

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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.

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

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Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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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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Bahama Mama
Performed by George Mills and Friends
Music and lyrics by George Mills
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Doonby is a Heartfelt and Entertaining Story
11 November 2013 | by nmanganoSee all my reviews

I recently saw the movie Doonby, and when the film ended, I felt like I had just watched an excellent movie. Doonby is an emotional, heartfelt, entertaining story, that weaves an interesting theme throughout the picture. As a viewer, you can certainly tell that something unknown is going on underneath the story's surface, and this riveting sense keeps you interested and glued to the story. I was pulled into the movie from beginning to end.

I give a nod to John Schneider's portrayal of the lead character, Sam Doonby, yet Jenn Gotzon, as the lead female playing Laura Reaper, carried this movie, in my opinion. Jenn's role as Laura Reaper is believable and powerful, and as an actress, Jenn's character by far reaches the deepest and the most difficult ranges to draw from of all of the characters in the movie. I was glad that I sat through this movie that deals with pertinent social issues, and I highly recommend seeing Doonby.


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