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Hell or High Water (2016)

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A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

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Mr. Clauson
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Old Man
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Olney Teller
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Alberto Parker
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Archer City Deputy
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Jenny Ann
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Rancher
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Following a series of armed robberies at a number of branches of Texas Midland Bank where very little money was taken, we learn that the motive of unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and his brother -- just released from prison -- is to raise enough money to pay off the reverse mortgage that will forfeit their recently deceased mother's ranch if not paid off. Oil was discovered on the ranch and in order to secure the future of his sons and ex wife, Toby needs $43,000. After two of the robberies, curmudgeonly Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) and his American Indian deputy partner pick up the trail and just miss foiling the next, and last robbery. Written by Scott J. Tepper, Calabasas

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Rated R for some strong violence, language throughout and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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26 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Comancheria  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$621,329 (USA) (12 August 2016)

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$26,862,450 (USA) (4 November 2016)
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Was originally titled "COMANCHERIA" but was changed after a title competition between interns at one of the production companies. The title that won was "HELL OR HIGH WATER" See more »

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Though the movie is set in West Texas, the first two bank robberies supposedly take place in Archer City and Olney, Texas, which would be considered North Texas. See more »

Quotes

Tanner Howard: Fuck you, old man!
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Bakerman
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An Acting Clinic ... and a Great Film
10 November 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine put on an acting clinic.

Bridges at 66 has enough swagger, 'tude and testosterone to be an action figure.

Pine, always reliable as a A-lister, takes his craft to a whole new level. He is as far from Captain Kirk as the earth is from the moon. Superb work. And unforgettable.

The script is to die for. Intelligent to a degree that makes you wonder aloud how the constant stream of B and C movies out of Hollywood ever get funded. Solid from the first line of dialog to the last.

West Texas is the unbilled co-star. You feel like you are there.

One of the best releases of the year.


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