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Blow the Man Down (2019)

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Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Coffin ... Singing Fishman
David Pridemore ... Singing Fisherman
Adam Wolf Mayerson ... Singing Fisherman (as Adam Mayerson)
Mark S. Cartier ... Singing Fisherman (as Mark Cartier)
Meredith Holzman ... Dee
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Gorski
Sophie Lowe ... Priscilla Connolly
Morgan Saylor ... Mary Beth Connolly
June Squibb ... Susie Gallagher
Marceline Hugot ... Doreen Burke
Annette O'Toole ... Gail Maguire
Linda Shary Linda Shary ... Mary Margaret
Margo Martindale ... Enid Nora Devlin
Owen Burke ... Paulie
Skipp Sudduth ... Officer Coletti
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Welcome to Easter Cove, a remote and insular fishing village on Maine's rocky coast. In this small town, bonds run as deep as the ocean and secrets are as thick as the morning fog. Each day, droves of men take to sea for the daily catch while a handful of women serve as the community's powerful, albeit discrete, operators. Though the self-interested code of the town's old guard has governed for years, our tale takes place as the tides are turning in Easter Cove. Mary Margaret Connolly, a beloved and integral town matriarch, has just passed away. In the wake of her death, her daughters, Mary Beth and Priscilla, face an uncertain future, haunted by bills and unpaid loans left behind. Priscilla tries to fill her mother's shoes by taking over the family fish shop while her younger sister Mary Beth refuses to accept the new responsibilities. The sisters find themselves at odds and Mary Beth stubbornly defends her dream of leaving town - even if it means abandoning Priscilla altogether. ...

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for language, some violence, sexual material and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Declan's line "He went and vanished like a fart in the wind" is the exact same line Warden Norton used to describe Andy Dufresne's escape in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). See more »

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Solid film, fun ride
29 April 2019 | by mannatopiaSee all my reviews

While sometimes it felt that a bit too much was crammed into this film, it is always engaging and held my interest. Caught it at Tribecca. Mixed emotions hit me throughout as I enjoyed some very unique components including the music and the beautiful settings, but sometimes a campiness had me feeling like I was watching Desperate Housewives. The two young actresses playing the sisters we're very strong, and held their ground with a group of very seasoned actresses. A lot to like here.


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English

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Harpswell, Maine, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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