After a heist of a casino, the criminal Addison and his sister Liza are on the run to Canada. Addison tells his sister to get a ride to the border while he will cross the woods. Meanwhile, the former boxer Jay, released from prison on probation, calls his mother June who invites her son for Thanksgiving dinner. While driving on the road, he sees Liza and gives her a ride. But Sheriff Marshall T. Becker is hunting Addison with his men but excludes his daughter, Deputy Hanna, from the hunting party. An unlikely gathering of characters for a Thanksgiving celebration.Written by
Jim Rude, KCMOUSA
During the opening sequence, the get-away car hits a deer, smashing the windshield and covering it with blood. In the following shots showing the car careening out of control, the windshield is intact with no damage. See more »
What would home look like? I don't know. A farmhouse in the valley, I guess, like the one we grew up in, Liza and I. I remember hiding in the Orchard at night, looking down at the lighted windows, and waiting for our daddy to fall asleep just so we could go back inside. Do you remember that, Liza? Hmm, do you remember that?
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After a heist of a casino, the criminal Addison (Eric Bana) is on the run to Canada with his accomplice Theo (Dennis Lafond) and his sister Liza (Olivia Wilde). Out of the blue, Theo hits a deer and loses control of the car that leaves the road and overturns. Theo dies and Addison kills a patrolman that comes to help them. Then he splits the money with Liza and tells her to get a ride to the border while he will cross the woods. Addison leaves a trail of blood in his runaway.
Meanwhile, the former boxer Jay (Charlie Hunnam), who was arrested for losing a fight, is released from prison on probation and calls his mother June Mills (Sissy Spacek) that lives in an isolated house with his estranged father Chet Mills (Kris Kristofferson) that was the former Sheriff. June invites her son for the Thanksgiving dinner, but he goes first to the gym to collect money that his couch owes him. They quarrel and Jay hits him and believes that has killed him. He flees and while driving on the road, he sees Liza and gives a ride to her. Soon they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile Sheriff Marshall T. Becker (Treat Williams) is hunting Addison with his men but he does not allow that his daughter, Deputy Hanna (Kate Mara) to participate in the hunting party. The Thanksgiving will end with all the characters gathering at Chet and June's home.
"Deadfall" is a good thriller with impressive landscape in the snow. The engaging story begins with a poor development of Addison and Liza and does not show the heist of the casino. But the plot is tense and the cast has great names. Sheriff Marshall T. Becker is one of the most imbecile and arrogant sheriffs that I have seen in an American movie. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "A Fuga" ("The Runaway")
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