A reclusive sports hustler returns home to his family farm after years of absence to reunite with his two eccentric, unhinged and emotionally damaged brothers.


Michael Tully


Robert Longstreet (story), Onur Tukel (story) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Michael Tully ... Cornelius Rawlings
Robert Longstreet ... Ezra Rawlings
Onur Tukel ... Amos Rawlings
Jim Willingham Jim Willingham ... Wilbur Cunningham
Rachel Korine ... Savannah
John Maringouin ... Preacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Kotzur Brian Kotzur
Mark Darby Robinson Mark Darby Robinson ... Red "Rooster" Rippington
Jeffrey T. Williams Jeffrey T. Williams ... Wealthy golfer


Suddenly and without explanation, Cornelius Rawlings, The Athlete (Tully), returns to his family's Tennessee farm eighteen years after he disappeared. His parents have died, but his two brothers -- Ezra, The Matriarch (Robert Longstreet) and Amos, The Artist (Onur Tukel) -- have continued their isolated, idiosyncratic lives on the family farm. The brothers receive the phenomenally bearded Cornelius' return with equal parts bewilderment and joy, but he remains a mysterious presence in their midst, slipping away occasionally to hustle cash as an unlikely ringer on the basketball and tennis courts. A tentative balance is struck, even as much remains unsettled and unsaid among the brothers... until a sleazy figure from their past returns, turning their world on its head. (Eric Allen Hatch, MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL) Written by Anonymous

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Smother The Demons


Comedy | Drama | Mystery


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During Amos' exhibition and the showing of Wilbur's video one of the attendees is wearing a shirt from Dutch football club Feyenoord Rotterdam See more »

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Original, funny... but beware of skeletons in the closet
5 February 2011 | by JvH48See all my reviews

Original story, starting with the lost brother who comes home after many years. Gradually, several other people appear, all of them adding to the mix of unusual characters. Funny things happen from the start, and continue through the end. Apart from the guy with the metal detector finding various interesting items around the house, also some proverbial skeletons come out of the closet.

Before this one I attended a screening in the Rotterdam filmfestival 2011, that puzzled me what it was all about. Luckily, this film resurrected me, and it gave me a wonderful hilarious 80 minutes. No more needs to be said. Only that I'm still wondering where the vicar (was he really one?) came from, and how he fits in the picture.

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