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An aging farmer fights to keep the home that is rightfully his after fleeing from a nursing home and discovering that his son has leased the family farm to his old nemesis. Placed in a nursing home by his son and promptly forgotten, Abner Meecham (Hal Holbrook) realized that waiting to die was no way to live. Determined to enjoy his last days, Abner packed his bags and set his sights on the family farm. At least there he could die on his own land, in familiar surroundings. But Abner is in for a rude awakening, because upon returning home he discovers that his son has leased the farm to Lonzo Choat. Abner never cared much for Lonzo, and when Lonzo refuses to leave, Abner takes up residence in an old tenant shack on the property. Before long, their dispute becomes volatile, each man believing himself to be in the right, and refusing to back down from his position. Betrayed by his son and haunted by dreams of his beloved deceased wife, Abner draws a line in the sand in an attempt to reclaim his life. As threats are made and tension begins to brew, it's only a matter of time before the situation turns savage. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 6, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Ray McKinnon Best Supporting Male 2009 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Mia Wasikowska Best Supporting Female 2009 Nominee

Cast

Hal Holbrook
as Abner Meecham
Ray McKinnon
as Lonzo Choat
Walton Goggins
as Paul Meecham
Mia Wasikowska
as Pamela Choat
Carrie Preston
as Ludie Choat
Barry Corbin
as Thurl Chessor
Dixie Carter
as Ellen Meecham
Bruce McKinnon
as Sheriff Roller

Crew

Scott Teems
Director
Walton Goggins
Producer
Terence Berry
Producer
Ray McKinnon
Producer
Laura Smith
Producer
Scott Teems
Screenwriter
Rodney Taylor
Cinematographer
Michael Penn
Composer (Music Score)
Linda Cohen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Travis Sittard
Editor
Mara LePere-Schloop
Production Designer
Jeanine Rohn
Co-producer
Anthony Reynolds
Associate Producer
Brandon Ward
Associate Producer
Raul Celaya
Executive Producer
Adrian Jay
Executive Producer
Larsen Jay
Executive Producer
Alexis Scott
Costume Designer
Emily Schweber
Casting
Jim Hawkins
Sound Mixer
Carl Rudisill
Sound Mixer
Lonnie Smith
Stunts Coordinator
Raul Celaya
Executive in Charge of Production
Hal Holbrook
Musical Performer
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