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Things That Hang from Trees (2006)

R | | Drama | 11 March 2006 (USA)
Connie Mae is a single mother and lingerie model in a bible belt 1960's southern town, a one woman scandal. She struggles to keep her life afloat amongst judging small town eyes that both resent and love her beauty.

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Ido Mizrahy

Writers:

Aaron Louis (novel) (as T.A. Lewis), Aaron Louis (screenplay) (as Aaron Louis Tordini)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cooper Musgrove ... Tommy Wheeler
Peter Gerety ... Ump
Laila Robins ... Miss Millie
Daniel von Bargen ... George Burgess
Jason Antoon ... Bobby Mecklem
Yul Vazquez ... Juan Lopez
Antony Del Rio ... Tony Mazziati
Gail Borges ... Mazziati Mother
Dorothy McKinnon Dorothy McKinnon ... Mazziati Grandmother
Larry Melfi Larry Melfi ... Mazziati Father
Michael Marinaccio ... Mazziati Brother
Ryan Parker ... Bear Hadley
Deborah Kara Unger ... Connie Mae Wheeler
Ray McKinnon ... Tom Wheeler Sr.
Tom Stearns Tom Stearns ... Old Salt
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St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops into a struggle in which his life, both internal and corporeal, hangs in the balance. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some sexual content

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the makings for a cult classic
12 June 2006 | by amydoherSee all my reviews

The 5th and so far only worthy film I've seen this year in the Atlanta Film Festival. The story follows a a scared stiff boy that's too young and too traumatized to understand the bent characters that are harassing him. His life is a super seedy southern milieu world that grows seedier with every character he meets.

Best of all the film has an ending that as far as I'm concerned is new to cinema!

This movie was made with heart and has all the potential to become a cult classic. Especially since its far too eccentric to get major distribution. Oh, and a half naked Deborah Unger helps.


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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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