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Warning Shot (2018)

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A single mother and her young daughter struggle to make ends meet until they inherit their family's farmhouse. When a business rival covets their water rights, the situation spirals out of control.

Director:

Dustin Fairbanks

Writer:

Breanne Mattson
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Complete credited cast:
Tammy Blanchard ... Audrey
Guillermo Díaz ... Rainy
David Spade ... Bobby
Bruce Dern ... Calvin
Dwight Henry ... Jawari
Onata Aprile ... Cheyenne
Frank Whaley ... David
James Earl Jones ... Pendleton
Steve Eastin ... Marty
Niki Koss ... Notta Chance
Dustie Hale ... Diner Waitress
Robert Johnson ... Trucker
Alexandra Intrator ... Diner Customer
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A single mother and her young daughter struggling to make ends meet until they inherit a farmhouse from their grandfather. When a family business rival sends armed men to take the water rights to the farm's creek by force, the situation spirals out of control.

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water | See All (1) »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual menace and references, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Filmed in Corsicana, Texas. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Reprisal/Warning Shot (2018) See more »

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Blood On My Name
Written by Nicholas Kirk and Billy Wilkerson
Performed by The Brothers Bright
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Convoluted writing and less than adequate directing leaves you unsatisfied.
18 September 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

This screenplay was a mess. Boring and unnecessary dialog that will leave you shaking your head. Who cares about water rights? Why did the one guy want to be a Dr. Phil and psychoanalyze the mother with "who cares" questions? How many times do we need to correct "gun" to "rifle"? Was this supposed to be humor?

Novice writer Breanne Mattson should just stick to short films, or at least needed to edit this down to 65-70 mins, not the 90 mins that felt like 120.

There was no real plot to this film, just a bunch of useless conversations with poorly acted "thrilling scenes" which I'm guessing novice director Dustin Fairbanks' inexperience failed to direct his actors.

David Spade wasn't bad for a serious role, but Tammy Blanchard and little Onata Aprile nailed their roles. James Earl Jones and Bruce Dern's small roles were decent but nothing extraordinary.

You'll probably want to pass on this film, as the trailer was way more exciting and pretty much is the entire film. Otherwise be prepared to fall asleep from boredom.

A generous 4/10 from me for the only 5-10 mins of good tension and the gals' acting.


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Release Date:

6 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Corsicana, Texas, USA See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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