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Copperhead (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 28 June 2013 (USA)
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An Upstate New York family is torn apart during the American Civil War.

Director:

Ron Maxwell (as Ronald F. Maxwell)

Writers:

Harold Frederic (novel), Bill Kauffman (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
François Arnaud ... Warner Pitts
Lucy Boynton ... Esther Hagadorn
Casey Thomas Brown ... Jeff Beech (as Casey Brown)
Billy Campbell ... Abner Beech
Mary Fay Coady Mary Fay Coady ... Janey Wilcox
Josh Cruddas ... Jimmy
Ryan Doucette ... Byron Truax
Brian Downey ... Preacher Taggart
Ryan Drost Ryan Drost ... Dancer
Rod Ernest Rod Ernest ... Driver
Peter Fonda ... Avery
Scott Horton Scott Horton ... Poll Fighter#2
Brian Jamieson ... Roselle Upman
Walter Learning Walter Learning ... Inspector Two
Stephen LeBail Stephen LeBail ... Farmhand
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Storyline

An upstate New York families' clash over their views of the Civil War and the views of the religious towns people comes to a head when Jeff "Tom" Beech volunteers for the Army and word gets back that he is missing. Upon word of his troubles the son of a staunch abolitionist and enemy of the Beech family sets out to find his friend! What happens next will bring a divided community together again.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for an unsettling sequence

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Trivia

Jason Patric was originally cast as Abner Beech but was dismissed after several weeks of filming by director Ron Maxwell for "failing to take direction". He was replaced by Billy Campbell and the scenes he recorded re-shot. See more »

Quotes

Abner Beech: The way to a woman's heart, boy, ain't by rejecting your own kin and parroting the asinine opinions of her father.
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Worth seeing, could have been better
19 July 2013 | by lazaruslong1912See all my reviews

The trouble with this film is that Ron Maxwell uses the historical narrative approach of "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals" and it doesn't work with a novel, which is plot and character driven. I'm willing to bet that was part of the "creative differences" between he and Jason Patric, although Billy Campbell does a fine job as Abner Beech. All in all, a movie worth seeing if for no reason than its novelty in challenging the historical narrative of "North Good/South Bad," and for a number of powerful scenes. Angus Macfadyen's comments to his daughter following the Battle of Antietam being one. Campbell's discussion of slavery with his ward is another.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,625, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$171,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,740
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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