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Child of God (2013)

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A dispossessed, violent man's disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order.

Director:

James Franco

Writers:

James Franco (screenplay), Vince Jolivette (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Haze ... Lester Ballard
Tim Blake Nelson ... Sheriff Fate
Jim Parrack ... Deputy Cotton
Steve Hunter Steve Hunter ... Auctioneer
Brian Lally ... Greer
Elena McGhee ... Lady In White
Nina Ljeti Nina Ljeti ... First Victim
Nathan Mohebbi ... Boyfriend ofFirst Victim
Jeremy Ambler ... Boy at the Cabin #1
Ethan Cline Ethan Cline ... Boy at the Cabin
Kristen Adams Kristen Adams ... Ms. Walker
Fallon Goodson ... Girly
Trevor Pillinger Trevor Pillinger ... Boyfriend of Girly
Ciera Danielle ... Salesgirl (as Cierra Parrack)
Boyd Smith ... Mr. Fox
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Storyline

Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, "Child of God" is based on the third novel by acclaimed writer Cormac McCarthy, first published in 1973. It tells the strange story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order in the 1960s. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing aberrant sexual content, nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Scott Haze moved to Sevierville, TN, to prepare for the role of Lester Ballard. He lived in an isolated cabin in the woods, lost 50 pounds and was reportedly sleeping in caves some nights. See more »

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Lester seems to have and endless supply of bullets. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Lester Ballard: Get off my fuckin property!
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Incredible character
14 July 2014 | by claudebutnaruSee all my reviews

All I can say about this movie is WOW. If you're tired about movies like Transformers or, I don't know ...any big budget , with the same story movie, you have to watch this. I am personally a big fan of James Franco, but I had no idea that his mind is so twisted. It takes you inside the mind of a slightly crazy woodsman, who gets deeper and deeper into a bunch of self inflicted chain of events. I love this movie for the reason that there is no right or wrong in the story and also for it's originality.

Scott Haze, the main character, provides probably the most impressive performance I have ever seen, of a guy who's not right in the head, honestly I thought about it, and he beats Rayman by a long shot.

This isn't a horror or a violent movie, it plays with your mind. Watch it and see where you stand, and how you feel about the character and what he does in different scenes. This movie will stick in your mind for a while.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hillsboro, West Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,630, 3 August 2014

Gross USA:

$39,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,324
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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