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Galveston (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 October 2018 (USA)
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After escaping a set up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge.

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Mélanie Laurent

Writers:

Nic Pizzolatto (as Jim Hammett), Nic Pizzolatto (based upon the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Foster ... Roy
Jeffrey Grover ... Dr. Finelli
Christopher Amitrano ... Jay
Mark Hicks ... Lou
María Valverde ... Carmen
Beau Bridges ... Stan
Michael Ray Escamilla ... Angelo
G. Peter King ... Third Man
Jimmie Lee Sessoms ... First Man
Elle Fanning ... Rocky
Sean Von Buseck ... Davey
C.K. McFarland ... Nancy (as CK McFarland)
Don A. King ... Lance
Michael John Lane ... Gerald
Robert Aramayo ... Tray
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A noirish crime thriller, Galveston centers on New Orleans hitman Roy Cady, diagnosed with lung cancer at 40. Before the cancer can do him in, however, he has more pressing concerns in the form of his mobster boss, who has decided to remove him from the business - and the world - via a set-up. Turning the tables, he goes on the run having rescued teenage hooker Raquel "Rocky" Arceneaux. He's persuaded to pick up her baby sister Tiffany, and with his new wards in tow, heads to his titular hometown to scheme revenge and redemption. Written by Polly_Kat

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The song Elle Fanning sings as the car is stopped by the road after they leave the hotel and before they stop at Orange, is "Thirteen" by Big Star. See more »

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The only way for the Galveston directional sign to point left and Beaumont point right is if they drove from ocean which they did not. See more »

Quotes

Rocky: Why did those men want to kill you?
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Referenced in Huffpost Live: Matthias Schoenaerts LIVE (2015) See more »

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Elle trying to stretch her acting
31 October 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1988 New Orleans. Roy (Ben Foster) is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He's a hitman sent to kill a crime lord but the man isn't there. He ends up rescuing captive Rocky (Elle Fanning). She's 19 and hoping to work as an escort. She refuses to leave his side as he sets off on a road trip to Galveston.

Famed French actress Mélanie Laurent is the director. She has a good visual eye. The story flows well but it does have a few bumps on the road. Foster is playing the strong, silent type but it would serve the movie well if he has more conversations with Rocky. I like most of their interactions. Elle's big emotional scene does go too hard. Obviously, Mélanie directed her to stretch out her acting skills but she may not be capable yet. Also I think it would be more powerful if she tries to stifle her pain inside. When Roy gets to his destination, the scene needs some more depth to the reason why he needed to see that woman. It also doesn't make sense that he would return to Rocky unless it is set up better. Overall, Foster continues to be an underrated actor and Elle is at least trying to do more than being the ingenue.


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