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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.

Director:

Mélanie Laurent

Writers:

Nic Pizzolatto (as Jim Hammett), Nic Pizzolatto (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Foster ... Roy
Jeffrey Grover ... Dr. Finelli
Christopher Amitrano ... Jay
Mark Hicks ... Lou
María Valverde ... Carmen (as Maria Valverde)
Beau Bridges ... Stan
Michael Ray Escamilla ... Angelo
G. Peter King 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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Based on the first novel written by Nic Pizzolatto See more »

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After Roy and Rocky switch cars and are turned down at a motel, they continue their journey. When the merge into the night traffic, it consists of modern cars. See more »

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Logline does a disservice to this AMAZING film
4 November 2018 | by goldi-38533See all my reviews

If I had read this logline first, I would have passed on watching this incredible film. It is NOT an action drama about a hitman seeking revenge, and anyone thinking it is will be sorely disappointed (likely the reason for the low rating and some of the negative reviews here). It is a poignant, gritty crime drama about a mob enforcer seeking redemption. Heartbreaking, haunting and hopeful in the end, it is worth watching for the performance of Elle Fanning alone. The characters are well-drawn, the acting superb, the writing is compelling and the directing is intelligent - focussing on the aftermath and reactions to acts of extreme violence rather than going for visual shock value. The soundtrack also deserves a mention, supporting the plot without overwhelming it, in particular Fanning's a capella impromptu solo. This film deserves way more attention than it got and if it suffers from anything, it's poor marketing. Highly recommended.


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