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Battlecreek (2017)

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Henry is a loner and a night owl. His rare skin disease has kept him under the close watch of his fiery mother, who has sheltered him his entire life. One night, a young woman's car breaks down and Henry's life will change forever.

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Alison Eastwood

Writer:

Anthea Anka
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Credited cast:
Bill Skarsgård ... Henry
Delroy Lindo ... Arthur
Paula Malcomson ... Tallulah
Claire van der Boom ... Alison
Toby Hemingway ... Cy
Dana Powell ... Melinda
Amye Gousset ... Gina
Jordan Salloum ... Wes
Susan McPhail ... Mrs. Koehler
Jeremy Sande ... Carl
Bill Luckett ... Jack
Michael Randall ... Cowboy
Cotton Yancey ... Cowboy / Diner Patron
Kenny Cook Kenny Cook ... Man 2
Elise Fyke ... Janice
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Storyline

Henry is a loner, living with his overprotective mother in a small Southern town called Battlecreek. Henry has a rare sun disease and must avoid sunlight. He lives his life at night -- hanging out at the diner, working the night shift at the gas station and swimming in the creek under the moonlight. Henry doesn't know who he is or what he wants, until he meets Alison. When Alison's car breaks down in Battlecreek, she answers the "help wanted" sign at the diner to pay for the repair. Henry is immediately drawn to the mysterious girl. Alison shows Henry that he can live a life he thought impossible, even at the cost of losing his mom and freeing him from his past.

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Find your light.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual references, brief nudity and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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Former Marvel Studios executive Golan Ramraz helped develop this script and was attached to produce at one point. See more »

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The character of Melinda is not listed in the rolling cast list. See more »

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A slow burning drama that just doesn't get going
18 February 2018 | by flowerstardust1979See all my reviews

I had high expectations for this. Though I wondered why, considering this movie was shot in 2014, it took so long to release. And that it was finally released when Bill Skarsgard rightfully got recognition for his role as Pennywise in IT. It could be to do with the fact that Battlecreek is a let down. I am a fan of most of the actors in Battlecreek. Bill Skarsgard has proved he has acting talent. Unfortunately, I felt the actors were let down by poor directing and what may of read well on paper, didn't portray so well on screen. It probably also didn't help that Bill and Claire literally had 5 days from being cast to shooting the movie, and the was lack of chemistry between the the two main leads, didn't help at all.

The movie didn't know what or where to go, it was drawn out and never got going, neither did it actually go anywhere at all. Was waiting for something to happen throughout, but there was no fuel to get it going. It lacked that punch. Then you ended up with a rushed ending, after half of the movie failed to pick up any pace.

If you are expecting a love story with warmth and heart, you may be disappointed. And it becomes apparent why this movie sat on a shelf for a few years.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mississippi, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,560, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$42,884
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