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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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for an unsettling sequence

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According to actor Josh Cruddas, he auditioned for the role of Jimmy over Skype. See more »

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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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Important Message for our Divided Times
15 April 2017 | by hewilson2-72-796868See all my reviews

The average rating for this film on IMDb is 5.5. I find it to be worthy of a much higher ranking. An astute film critic might quibble with some of the acting and occasionally the direction. But overall, in my humble opinion, this is a very good film. I'll start with the finish. The ending of this movie makes a powerful statement in our divided times. Try if you can, to imagine just how divided the country might have been during the civil war. This is the only film I recall addressing that question at all and now that the filmmakers have broached that subject, I can see how some might say it could have been done better. But boy is it a good story. A great story in fact featuring tremendous performances by Billy Campbell as Abner Beech, a contrarian in the North and Augustus Prew as Ni Hagadorn, the peacemaker in a divided town. If the ending doesn't move you, nothing will. Despite a slow start, this film moves along well and had both a great finish and worthy message. I enjoyed it very much.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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