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Buster's Mal Heart (2017)

Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 23 May 2017 (USA)
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A family man's chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter leaves him on the run from the police and an impending event known as the Inversion.

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Sarah Adina Smith
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Buster
DJ Qualls ... The Last Free Man
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Marty
Sukha Belle Potter Sukha Belle Potter ... Roxy
Toby Huss ... Deputy Winston
Lin Shaye ... Pauline
Mark Kelly ... Oscar
Bruce Bundy ... Ranger Meg
Teresa Yenque ... Adelita
Jared Larson Jared Larson ... Dale
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Mrs. Bowery
Nicholas Pryor ... Mr. Bowery
R.J. Burns R.J. Burns ... Ryan (as RJ Burns)
Gabriel Clark Gabriel Clark ... Bill Western
Lily Gladstone ... Morning Shift Concierge
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Storyline

The film follows a mountain man on the run from authorities who survives the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes. He's haunted by a recurring dream of being lost at sea and constantly has flashbacks of his former life of a family man.

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The Inversion is Coming


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Trivia

Described by director Sarah Adina Smith as a mix of "Donnie Darko" and "Bad Santa" See more »

Goofs

Jonah tells the stranger that all the hotel's rooms are non-smoking, and that he has to have a credit card to book a room. In the mid-1990s, when the film is set, most hotels (especially in small towns) still had both smoking and non-smoking rooms. Also at that time, most smaller hotels would accept cash without a credit card. See more »

Quotes

Buster: [In Spanish] You're wasting your time.
Buster: -Mabye.
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Soundtracks

Starving in the Belly of a Whale
Written by Tom Waits
Published by Jalma Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Caleb Cressman, Colin Gully, Ethan Philbrick, Andre Quackenbush and Mark Stoney
Courtesy of Coq Au Vin LLC
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Takes time to fully understand
10 August 2017 | by hannahkimberlySee all my reviews

This is a visually striking film with an amazing plot. It took some time for me to fully understand this film but once you understand it, it will stick with you for a long time. Rami Malek's performance is flawless and minimalistic. If you're obsessed with filmmaking and cinematography you will appreciate this to its full potential.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buster's Mal Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalispell, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,137, 30 April 2017

Gross USA:

$73,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,121
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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