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99 Homes (2014)

R | | Drama | 9 October 2015 (USA)
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A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.

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Ramin Bahrani

Writers:

Ramin Bahrani (story by), Bahareh Azimi (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shannon ... Rick Carver
Douglas M. Griffin ... Officer Dudura
Randy Austin ... Sheriff Anderon
Carl Palmer ... Sheriff Carl
Andrew Garfield ... Dennis Nash
James Brown James Brown ... Elliot
Luke Sexton ... Crew Leader
Noah Lomax ... Connor Nash
Alex Aristidis Alex Aristidis ... Alex Greene (as Alex Aristidis Perdikis)
Tim Guinee ... Frank Greene
Tabler ... Lawyer Bailey (as John Tabler)
Garrett Kruithof ... Court Clerk
Richard Holden Richard Holden ... Judge
Deneen Tyler ... Bailiff
Albert C. Bates ... Derek (as Albert Bates)
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Storyline

Around the world everyone knows that honest hard work gets you nowhere. In sunny Orlando, Florida, construction worker Dennis Nash learns this the hard way when he is evicted from his home by a charismatic, gun-toting real-estate broker, Rick Carver. Humiliated and homeless, Nash has no choice but to move his mom and nine-year old son into a shabby, dangerous motel. All is lost. Until an unexpected opportunity arises for Nash to strike a deal with the devil - he begins working for Carver in a desperate attempt to get his home back. Carver seduces Nash into a risky world of scamming and stealing from the banks and the government; he teaches Nash how the rich get richer. Living a double life, Nash hides his new boss and job from his family. He rises fast and makes real money; he dreams bigger. But there is a cost. On Carver's orders, Nash must evict honest families from their homes - just as it happened to him. Nash's conscience starts tearing him apart... but his son needs a home. In a...

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Inspired by true events. See more »

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Drama

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Rated R for language including some sexual references, and a brief violent image | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

99 Casas See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,253, 27 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,410,915, 22 November 2015
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Laura Dern plays Andrew Garfield's mother in this film. In the film she mentions that she was very young when she got him. If you calculate it, Laura Dern would have been 17 years old. See more »

Goofs

When Dennis Nash receives a call from Rick Carver that wants him to hand the forge document to the court and Dennis takes his time before picking up the phone, we hear the ringtone and the vibrate sound while the close-up on the iPhone reveals it's on silent mode, See more »

Quotes

Rick Carver: When you work for me, you're mine.
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Scratchero y Timbal
Written by Happy Sanchez (as H. Sanchez), Karl Perazzo (as K. Perazzo) & J. Cervantes
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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Another Searing & Powerful Bahrani Film
10 February 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, and I found his latest offering a searing and powerful film. Set in Florida, in 2010, at the height of the foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession, this can be a most difficult movie to watch at times, not only due to the heart- rending subject matter, but also due to Bahrani's incredible way of presenting the stark reality of the human condition and human behavior.

The superb actor Michael Shannon is perfectly cast as Rick Carver, the corrupt and cold-hearted real estate broker, who for the past three years has been getting rich by specializing in the foreclosure field. Unfortunately, many of his tactics including documentation fraud, and the short shrift given to homeowners in the courts, are not fiction but have been freely documented in the past.

Another fine actor Andrew Garfield co-stars as Dennis Nash, a financially struggling construction worker who's being evicted by Carver from his childhood home, along with his mother Lynn (Laura Dern) and his young son Connor (Noah Lomax). In his desperation to save his home, he ends up taking a job from Carver, which will propel him into Carver's sleazy and corrupt world. It will all spiral down into a most dramatic finale.

In summary, director Bahrani and co-writer Amir Naderi, and led by the performances of Shannon and Garfield, have given us another very strong drama, difficult to watch at times, but, in my opinion, definitely worth staying with.


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