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The Devil All the Time (2020)

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Sinister characters converge around a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a postwar backwoods town teeming with corruption and brutality.

Director:

Antonio Campos

Writers:

Antonio Campos (screenplay by), Paulo Campos (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Ray Pollock ... Narrator (voice)
Bill Skarsgård ... Willard
Tom Holland ... Arvin
Michael Banks Repeta ... Arvin at 9
Emilio Subercaseaux Campos Emilio Subercaseaux Campos ... Baby Arvin
Haley Bennett ... Charlotte
Kristin Griffith ... Emma
Sebastian Stan ... Deputy Lee Bodecker
Riley Keough ... Sandy
Jason Clarke ... Carl
Harry Melling ... Roy
Pokey LaFarge ... Theodore
Eliza Scanlen ... Lenora
Robert Pattinson ... Rev. Preston Teagardin
David Atkinson ... Earskell

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Storyline

Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There's Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can't save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his "prayer log." There's Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, who troll America's highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There's the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte's orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right.

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Some people are just born to be buried. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody/disturbing images, sexual content, graphic nudity, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Donald Ray Pollock (author of the book) actually grew up in Knockemstiff, Ohio. See more »

Goofs

Russell's 1948-1950 Ford truck has a late-model steering column, steering wheel, and column shift for an automatic transmission. It's seen early when Russell drives over to beat up the poachers. That truck would have had a manual transmission and a very different steering wheel. See more »

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Narrator: [narrating] Bodecker believed that people were like dogs; once they start digging, they don't wanna stop.
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Written by Johnny Mercer
Performed by The Pied Pipers
Published by Warner Chappell Music Corp., Michael H. Goldsen, Inc. by courtesy of Universal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Goddamn wel acted movie.
16 September 2020 | by kjeltprentSee all my reviews

Okay Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan and harry Melling acted great in this movie. The story was unlike anything I'd ever seen personally, it was messy but also satisfying. I was interested in what was going to happen throughout the movie and it just kept going. The ending won't work for everyone but it worked for me. I give this movie an 8/10 for acting and how they told the story in a new way.


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Language:

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Release Date:

16 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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