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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.

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Jacques Audiard

Writers:

Jacques Audiard (screenplay by), Thomas Bidegain (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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Trivia

Filmed in France, Spain, and Romania. Despite the film's American setting, none of the scenes were shot in the United States. See more »

Goofs

In the campfire scene where John Morris and Hermann Kermit Warm are eating, the camera pans between the two characters several times during their conversation, and in those brief moments, the spoon Hermann Kermit Warm is eating with switches 4 times from his left to right hand. At 23:20 he's eating with left hand. At 23:34 he's eating with right hand. At 23:54 he's eating with left hand. At 24:12 he's eating with right hand. At 24:24 he's eating with left hand. 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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Sisters Brothers (2018) See more »

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Jake and Riz have a formidable bond!
9 September 2018 | by rahulshrestha-53145See all my reviews

I had an opportunity to watch it early at TIFF 2018, so please ignore the average low imdb rating. Audiences gave "The Sister Brothers" a five-minute standing ovation following its debut at the Venice Film Festival. To summarize this movie, its a old Western ramble that's super funny, smart and watchable. It's utterly strange, utterly lovely postmodern Western Jake! What can't this guy do? Ahmed brings depth and texture, plus a winning idealistic vibe, to what could have been a bland straight-man role. But As good as the others are, this is John C Reilly's film. FYI, The Sisters Brothers doesn't have the same vibe as, say, Unforgiven, but it has the same quality of making us look at things from a different perspective.


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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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