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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 »

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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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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:

Fegyverek és emberek 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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Bodycount: 5 3 men 2 animals See more »

Quotes

Stephen Hayes: You started all o' this.
Son Hayes: This started a long time ago.
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Connections

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

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Hold Me Close
Written by Ben Nichols
Performed by Lucero
Courtesy of Liberty & Lament LLC
All Rights Reserved
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One of the best American Indies of the past 10 years.
10 January 2017 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Jeff Nichols' debut film "Shotgun Stories" marked him out as a major talent, something than has been more than realized in the ten years since it was made. It's a great piece of back-roads Americana, thinly plotted but brilliantly observed and superbly acted by a largely unknown cast, (only a young Michael Shannon is familiar to me), as well as being beautifully photographed by Adam Stone in a style reminiscent of early Malick and the early films of one of its producers, David Gordon Greene.

It's set in rural Arkansas and deals with a family feud between two sets of half-brothers. The pace is leisurely and there's little in the way of action despite the promise of the title. When violence does finally erupt it is shocking, if not unexpected, and largely happens off-screen. It remains one of the best American Indies of the last 10 years.


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