When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent... See full summary »

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Kat Candler

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Kat Candler
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Aaron Paul ... Hollis Wilson
Juliette Lewis ... Pam Noonan
Josh Wiggins ... Jacob Wilson
Deke Garner Deke Garner ... Wes Wilson
Dalton Sutton Dalton Sutton ... Lance
Camron Owens Camron Owens ... Roger
Dylan Cole Dylan Cole ... Hyder
Jonny Mars ... Duncan
Walt Roberts ... Officer Handly
Annalee Jefferies ... Fran Roberts
Corby Sullivan ... Officer Gardner
David Maldonado ... Rollins Instructor (as Dave Maldonado)
Chad Briggs Chad Briggs ... Hoyt
Jason Newman Jason Newman ... Anderson
Brent Smiga ... Wayman Williams
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When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father, Hollis, must finally take responsibility for their actions and for each other in order to bring Wes home. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Adapted from a previous short film by Kat Candler of the same title, also starring Deke Garner. See more »

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Hollis Wilson: What are you troublemakers up to?
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See You Tonight
Written and performed by Contraband
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Struggles of boyhood
15 July 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Hellion also known as Retribution is a slight tale from writer and director Kat Candler which has slow, unrushed placing.

The film chronicles a family on the edge of destruction in rural Southeast Texas. Jacob Wilson (Josh Wiggins) likes heavy metal and loves motocross biking. He and his mates also get into vandalism and arson. Unfortunately for them, for every wrong move they make the police are immediately on to them.

His father Hollis (Aaron Paul) is also broken. He his grieving over the loss of his wife, drinks too much and not spending enough time to look after his two children, their house is squalid. Hollis was a one time local baseball star. His actions also brings him to the attention of the police. The behaviour of both puts the younger son Wes at risk and into the hands of the child protection services who have him fostered out to his aunt Pam (Juliette Lewis.)

Things take a turn for the worse when Jacob and his gang go to the aunt's house to visit Wes.

The film has naturalistic performances from the child actors which is the big plus for the film. Everything is low key, fatalistic even. The only thing sunny here is the weather. The pacing is uneven as the film is a slow burner. There is too much contrivances, the police seem to be always there when there is trouble which is hard to swallow.

There is irony to see Lewis being terrorised at the end of the movie from a gang of kids, after all she did her share of terrorising twenty years ago in films like Natural Born Killers.


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2014 (USA) See more »

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Beaumont, Texas, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,601, 15 June 2014

Gross USA:

$55,708

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,708
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