A former rodeo champ befriends a young man with a propensity for violence.

Director:

Jamie M. Dagg

Writers:

Paul China (as The China Brothers), Benjamin China (as The China Brothers)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Bernthal ... Sam Rossi
Christopher Abbott ... Elwood
Imogen Poots ... Lila Mccabe
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Bernadette Barrett
Odessa Young ... Maggie Russell
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Tom Barrett
Jonathan Tucker ... Mitchel Mccabe
Garry Chalk ... Lou Hopkins
Jared Abrahamson ... Paul Anderson
Gabrielle Rose ... Rose Miller
Mike Dopud ... Mr. Barnes
Darcy Laurie ... Marty Petrowne
Scott A. McGillivray ... Lawyer (as Scott McGillivray)
Therés Amee ... Prostitute
Victoria Bidewell ... Woman in Room 128
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Storyline

A former rodeo star, with a small time life, unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man who is responsible for the violence that has suddenly gripped his small town. Every character from his loved ones to his business patrons, plays a part in the unravelling of this community. Our aged hero must face his relationships of past and present to come up against this unpredictable predator.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, language, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The China Brothers original spec script for Sweet Virginia was high on the Black List in 2012 - an annual list of the best screenplays in Hollywood yet to be produced. See more »

Soundtracks

Earthquake
Performed by Butthole Surfers
Composed by Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall
Published by Charly Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I liked a lot about it but it doesn't quite work
21 April 2020 | by muamba_eats_toastSee all my reviews

The score of the film is great creates the perfect atmosphere, the performances of all the actors individually are very good and it's a very good but very short slow burn. Despite that when it all comes together the end result and overall story just doesn't feel worth it despite the majority of individual components working very well together it just came out a bit average. I doubt I'll remember having watched it in a few years time but it certainly wasn't bad. Just okay.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Virginia See more »

Filming Locations:

Hope, British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,183, 19 November 2017

Gross USA:

$11,753

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,725
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