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Blood Father (2016)

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An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Link
Erin Moriarty ... Lydia
Diego Luna ... Jonah
Michael Parks ... Preacher
William H. Macy ... Kirby
Miguel Sandoval ... Arturo Rios
Dale Dickey ... Cherise
Richard Cabral ... Joker
Daniel Moncada ... Choop
Ryan Dorsey ... Shamrock
Raoul Max Trujillo ... The Cleaner (as Raoul Trujillo)
Brandi Cochran Brandi Cochran ... Lydia's Mother
Katalina Parrish ... Link's Client
Cameron Cipta Cameron Cipta ... Freckles
Lucien Dale ... Blonde Boy
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Storyline

Self-exiled somewhere in the dusty landscapes on the outskirts of Los Angeles, John Link--a rugged former convict, and now, a tattoo artist struggling to stay sober--sees his quasi-orderly life turn upside down, when he receives a desperate phone call from his estranged daughter, Lydia. On the run from a ruthless Mexican drug cartel, John and Lydia must navigate through a dangerous world of frail allegiances and merciless cut-throats, as they seek shelter in an inhospitable city. Can the grizzled father save his teenage daughter from this nightmare? Written by Nick Riganas

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A Father Makes His Own Justice


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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

William H. Macy plays a character called Kirby. He also played a character called Paul Kirby in Jurassic Park 3. See more »

Goofs

At the 30 minute mark when Lydia and her father are having a conversation in the desert, her hair is either blowing in the wind or perfectly still depending on the camera angle. See more »

Quotes

Link: You may not wanna wake up tomorrow,
Link: but the day after that might just be great.
Link: Might be the best fucking day of your life, you know?
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Connections

Features Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) See more »

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Bloody Corner
Interpreted by White & Spirit
Composed by Mike Kourtzer
(p) 2015 Cercle Rouge Productions
(c) Mike Kourtzer, all right reserved
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Autistic Reviewers Opinion Of This Movie.
26 August 2016 | by autisticreviewersSee all my reviews

"An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her." Honestly, Mel Gibson steals the show in playing Link, a man who's had a huge history of making mistakes and became an alcoholic. Mel Gibson just keeps on proving more and more that he's not only a great actor, but a total badass! Erin Moriarty who plays Lydia (the daughter) is also really good She comes across as annoying, but I think that's kind of the point. We see a huge change in her character as the film progresses. William H. Macy was also really good in this role, and to be honest there needed to be more done with him. Same with Diego Luna. He plays a great villain, but with very little screen time.

While the movie focuses more on the drama side of things, the movie does have its great moments of suspense and action. The whole movie felt like it had a 90's feel to it, and not a bad thing! All in all, is worth your money and worth seeing Gibson in action..yet again. Let's forgive Mel for what he did in the past and let him be the greatest actor that ever lived! 4/5 stars, 8/10. The Autistic Reviewers.


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Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,903,033
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