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The Living (2014)

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A man hires an ex-con to kill his sister's abusive husband, but the desperate act sets into motion a shocking series of events in this intense indie drama.

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Jack Bryan

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Jack Bryan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fran Kranz ... Teddy
Jocelin Donahue ... Molly
Kenny Wormald ... Gordon
Chris Mulkey ... Howard
Joelle Carter ... Angela
Erin Cummings ... Doris
NiCole Robinson ... Waitress
Andy Sandberg ... Richie
Brian McMinimee Brian McMinimee ... Mark
Jesse Ruser Jesse Ruser ... Milton
Daniel Dorrian Daniel Dorrian ... Gus
Dave Weidler Dave Weidler ... Hank
Steve Cavanaugh ... Jeff
Sonja Mauro ... Sally
Lawton Paseka ... Clerk
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A man hires an ex-con to kill his sister's abusive husband, but the desperate act sets into motion a shocking series of events in this intense indie drama. Written by Shooting Films

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Rated R for violence and language

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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Superb movie
6 June 2015 | by mmcaravaggioSee all my reviews

This movie is a superb combination of thriller and socially conscious film-making. I've never really seen a film that is as good. The acting is great all around. The characters are nuanced. The problem of domestic violence is subtly depicted. The courage of the filmmakers is obvious from the start. I highly recommend this film. My one reservation concerns the depiction of the killer as southern. But the portrayal of people wiling to forgive is truly amazing and impressive. So, I agree totally with this other review: I saw this movie at a screening in Boston MA sponsored by Emerson college. I was impressed with the content of the film and how Jack Bryan the writer/director incorporates his characters and intertwines their lives into the dark depths of alcoholism and domestic violence. His choice of cast members was right on and I particularly liked his portrayal of the killer played by Chris Mulkey. I was surprised by the ending but not disappointed. This is a must see movie. I hope to have the opportunity to experience more works from this group of talented writers, directors, and producers along with all members who made this film what it is.


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