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Two Men in Town (2014)

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A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer.

Director:

Rachid Bouchareb

Writers:

Olivier Lorelle (adaptation), Yasmina Khadra (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harvey Keitel ... Bill Agati
Forest Whitaker ... William Garnett
Ellen Burstyn ... Garnett's mother
Brenda Blethyn ... Emily Smith
Luis Guzmán ... Terence
Tim Guinee ... Rod
Reg E. Cathey ... Supervisor Jones
Sarah Minnich ... Christina
Matthew Page ... Prison Guard
Dolores Heredia ... Teresa Flores
Michael Anthony Stone ... Sheriff Deputy (as Michael Stone)
Joshua R. Aragon ... Parole
Stan Carp ... Richard Wayne
Chris Ranney ... Parolee
Robert Dean ... Deputy
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Storyline

Forest Whitaker plays a parolee, who finds Allah inside, and tries to get his life on track after 18 years. He's off to a good start with a job, a bank account, and a good woman. Of course his old partner in crime tries hard to get him to come back to his old ways, but the real problem is the sheriff in town who won't let him forget his dark past. Written by bbickley13-921-58664

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One man's freedom is another man's obsession.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Belgium | Algeria | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enemy Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,204
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Forest Whitaker and Ellen Burstyn; and two Oscar nominees: Harvey Keitel and Brenda Blethyn. See more »

Quotes

Bill Agati: You can't break the law to enforce the law.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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In the Dark
by Éric Neveux
© 2014 Pathé Production / Tessalit Productions
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Exquisite film -- a real sleeper
4 September 2016 | by jdeurekaSee all my reviews

"Two Men in Town" (2014)" is a brilliant blend of acting, directing, cinematography and setting. Why isn't this film better known? It's a real sleeper that ranks up there with series noir classics of the US Southwest -- from "Bad Day At Black Rock" (1955) through "No Country For Old Men" (2007). Yet one can see why this gets a low IMDb rating, probably low US Box Office too. This is not a happy film. This is not sunny, funny New Mexico. Another "Milagro Beanfield War" with a magically satisfying ending. "Two Men in Town" is richer; traditional and innovative at the same time. Acting A+; equally the DP work. This is both Cop Show and Western. Bigger than a single genre. Here be the desert -- of the soul. Here be echoes of Camus' "The Stranger". Here be an austere foreboding world from which man or woman cannot escape. God has left. Check it out. Good luck.


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