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Deadfall (2012)

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A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.

Director:

Stefan Ruzowitzky

Writer:

Zach Dean

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Bana ... Addison
Olivia Wilde ... Liza
Charlie Hunnam ... Jay
Dennis Lafond Dennis Lafond ... Theo
Patrick Kerton ... State Trooper
Kwasi Songui ... Corrections Officer
Kris Kristofferson ... Chet Mills
Sissy Spacek ... June Mills
John Robinson John Robinson ... Ronnie
Job Daniel Job Daniel ... Young Boxer
Kate Mara ... Hanna Becker
Jocelyne Zucco ... Doris
Treat Williams ... Sheriff Marshall T. Becker
Jason Cavalier ... Deputy Travis
Maxime Savaria ... Deputy Brice
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Storyline

After a heist of a casino, the criminal Addison and his sister Liza are on the run to Canada. Addison tells his sister to get a ride to the border while he will cross the woods. Meanwhile, the former boxer Jay, released from prison on probation, calls his mother June who invites her son for Thanksgiving dinner. While driving on the road, he sees Liza and gives her a ride. But Sheriff Marshall T. Becker is hunting Addison with his men but excludes his daughter, Deputy Hanna, from the hunting party. An unlikely gathering of characters for a Thanksgiving celebration. Written by Jim Rude, KCMOUSA

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't try to escape from your past

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2012 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadfall See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,391, 9 December 2012

Gross USA:

$66,351

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,946,254
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia Wilde's first day of shooting was actually the scenes where her character almost freezes to death and she was only in a miniskirt during filming in Canada. See more »

Goofs

While the movie is supposedly set in Michigan around Detroit, an early scene show's a Dunn's Delicatessen and the Dominion Square Tavern, both recognizable landmarks on Metcalfe Street in Downtown Montreal. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Addison: What would home look like? I don't know. A farmhouse in the valley, I guess, like the one we grew up in, Liza and I. I remember hiding in the Orchard at night, looking down at the lighted windows, and waiting for our daddy to fall asleep just so we could go back inside. Do you remember that, Liza? Hmm, do you remember that?
Liza: [nodding smile]
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Playing for Keeps (2012) See more »

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Dakota
Written by Robert Commagere
Performed by Robert Francis
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Well written Bana boom
15 October 2012 | by ben_robertsonSee all my reviews

This movie I saw at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth, NH and it was my favorite of the weekend. The writing was excellent and Bana gave yet another great performance as a violent man who was crazy and funny and charming and human. Writer Zach Dean combined the Western, crime, thriller, sports and family genres to tell a story about three dysfunctional families that are brought together by the trauma of childhood abuse. I knew where the story was going and yet in the end Dean was able to surprise me with how he got there. He did a masterful job pulling together his threads in a way that reminded me of Paul Haggis's work in Crash. Dean's story set in the modern West even included an Indian chief in what was one of my favorite scenes. Afterwards I reflected on Bana's work and wondered if he will ever reach the pinnacle of achievement we saw in the fantastic Australian film Chopper. That role allowed Bana to use all of his gifts in a way that I will never forget and which makes him for me one of the greatest actors working today.


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