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The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Les frères Sisters (original title)
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In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli Sisters (John C. Reilly) and Charlie Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix), chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

Director:

Jacques Audiard

Writers:

Jacques Audiard (screenplay by), Thomas Bidegain (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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10 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. Reilly ... Eli Sisters
Joaquin Phoenix ... Charlie Sisters
Jake Gyllenhaal ... John Morris
Riz Ahmed ... Hermann Kermit Warm
Rebecca Root ... Mayfield
Allison Tolman ... Girl Mayfield Saloon
Rutger Hauer ... The Commodore
Carol Kane ... Mrs Sisters
Patrice Cossonneau Patrice Cossonneau ... Blount
Zac Abbott Zac Abbott ... Blount Guy Dying (as Zack Abbott)
David Gasman ... Relay Owner
Philip Rosch ... Storekeeper Pioneer Town 2
Creed Bratton ... Quarrel Saloon Guy Town 02
Lenuta Bala Lenuta Bala ... Woman with the Bortsch
Jochen Hägele ... Horse Dealer Town 03
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Storyline

Based on Patrick DeWitt's novel, This movie revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm (Riz Ahmed), who's being pursued across one thousand miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco, California by the notorious assassins Eli Sisters (John C. Reilly) and Charlie Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix). Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer. Written by Polly_Kat

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Taglines:

Brothers by blood. Sisters by name. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including disturbing images, language, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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This movie earned a standing ovation at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival, and Director Jacques Audiard won the Silver Lion for Best Director. See more »

Goofs

At several points throughout the film, starting from the first town scene, House Sparrows are heard calling in the background. However this species was not introduced to the US from Europe until 1852, and only then in New York. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlie Sisters: [in the dark] Hey! This is the Sisters Brothers. The Commodore sent us. He knows you have Blount. Hand him over and the rest of you will live.
[gunfire]
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A new take on an old genre with phenomenal performances
18 October 2018 | by EderR28See all my reviews

A beautiful looking film, cinematography was on point. It took a little while to get things going but the last half made up for it. An original idea for a Western, and I love a good Western so I throughly enjoyed it. All the performances were great and it was genuinely touching, but there was just something missing that failed to elevate this movie from very good to great.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Aragón, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,575, 23 September 2018

Gross USA:

$3,143,056

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,143,056
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2.39 : 1
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