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Shotgun Stories (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 26 March 2008 (USA)
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Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeff Nichols

Writer:

Jeff Nichols
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shannon ... Son Hayes
Douglas Ligon Douglas Ligon ... Boy Hayes
Barlow Jacobs ... Kid Hayes
Michael Abbott Jr. ... Cleaman Hayes
Travis Smith ... Mark Hayes
Lynnsee Provence Lynnsee Provence ... Stephen Hayes
David Rhodes David Rhodes ... John Hayes
Glenda Pannell ... Annie Hayes
G. Alan Wilkins G. Alan Wilkins ... Shampoo
Natalie Canerday ... Nicole
Coley Campany ... Cheryl
Cole Hendrixson Cole Hendrixson ... Carter
Vivian Morrison Vivian Morrison ... Melissa (as Vivian Morrison Norman)
Tucker Prentiss Tucker Prentiss ... Paul
Wyatt Ashton Prentiss Wyatt Ashton Prentiss ... Kevin
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Storyline

Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family. Written by Jeff Nichols

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shotgun Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

Stuttgart, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,553, 16 December 2007

Gross USA:

$46,026

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$185,699
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was shot on a budget of only $250,000 See more »

Quotes

Son Hayes: You've just got to decide if she's the one you're going to love, and love her. Everything else will take care of itself.
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Connections

References An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

For A Little Ride
Written by Mark Mangold and Benny Mardones
Performed by Benny Mardones
Copyright © Spirit Two Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Copyright © But For Music, Ltd. (ASCAP)
Used by Permission of Curb Records
All Rights Reserved
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Hoolywood Blockbuster, No.
28 July 2008 | by EXodus25XSee all my reviews

This film is not an action movie like the title might imply, far from in in fact, it is slow moving yet relentless in it's growing tension. You feel that it will all reach a breaking point eventually and that's what kept me interested, along with very believable performance from the entire case. I don't want to get into any of the plot for fear of spoiling anything so I won't. I knew very little going in and I think that was for the best. I'm not trying to make it sound like this is a film full of big twists, because it's not, but what it is, is a film of moments, key moments that define the film, it's story and it's characters. These moments at times are surprises and other times inevitability. All said this story is well done, I do believe it could have been done better by a different cast and some rewrites, but that's not to say that this is a bad film at all, for what it was and what it had it all feels both good and right.


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