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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.

Director:

Ramin Bahrani

Writers:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shannon ... Rick Carver
Douglas M. Griffin ... Officer Dudura (as Doug Griffin)
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
Jonathan Tabler ... Lawyer Bailey
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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Greed is the only game in town. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield have both played famous comic book characters. Shannon portrayed DC Comics character General Zod in "Man of Steel" (2013) and "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016). Garfield played Marvel Comics character Peter Parker/Spider-Man in "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012) and its 2014 sequel. Both actors are Oscar nominees as well. See more »

Goofs

At the final standoff, one of the deputies is in front of the police car, then in back of it and again in front of it. See more »

Quotes

Rick Carver: Don't get emotional about real estate.
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Connections

References Cinderella (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Loco Loco
Written by Marlon Betancur
Performed by Mr. Kapri
Published by Edimusica USA
Courtesy of Miami Records Inc.
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A thought provoking film
9 March 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a hard working builder who gets unemployed, and hence cannot keep up with the mortgage payments and is subsequently evicted. Stars align themselves and his fortune is reversed when he is offered a job by the man who evicted him from his home.

"99 Homes" has an intense beginning that absorbs me into the story. The circumstances it portrays is very real and relevant to people in lower income brackets, and their pain of losing their homes is piercingly recreated. I feel so sorry for Dennis because he appears to be such a hard-working, honest and amicable guy. As the story progresses, he is faced with various moral dilemmas. The story is captivating, and it's helped by the intensity of the marvellous performances of Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield. It is a very good and thought provoking film, that leaves me wondering about the rights and wrongs of Rick and Dennis.


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