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The Accountant (2001)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Short | January 2001 (USA)
The O'Dell farm is on the rocks. A non-traditional accountant comes with a variety of ways to save the farm.

Director:

Ray McKinnon

Writer:

Ray McKinnon
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray McKinnon ... The Accountant
Walton Goggins ... Tommy O'Dell (as Walt Goggins)
Eddie King ... David O'Dell
Gary Richardson Gary Richardson ... One-armed farmer
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Storyline

The O'Dell farm is on the rocks. A non-traditional accountant comes with a variety of ways to save the farm.

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Can one man, one hard drinking, chain smoking, backwoods accountant, stop a national conspiracy, change the course of history, and save a way of life? It's do-able... but it ain't gonna be purdy.

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Accountant See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ginny Mule Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Drive-By Truckers' song "Sinkhole" (from the album 'Decoration Day') is based on this short film. Ray McKinnon was appreciative, and reciprocated by using a few Drive-By Truckers songs on the soundtrack for his film, Chrystal (2004). See more »

Quotes

The Accountant: Numbers and facts, always fudged here and there, it's called accounting.
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Connections

References Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) See more »

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I Paint a Design
written and performed by Michael Hurley
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31 October 2008 | by ghmcconnellSee all my reviews

I loved the movie.....relevant message presented in a quirky way.....not used this style of acting, but it was refreshing. The context of the plot....the rural south, in which I happen to live is where many of us struggle not only to make a living but to preserve a heritage for our kids. It seems that this philosophy of life is being replaced by McDonalds and Wal*Mart. Not that these entities are bad it's just that we're not only losing touch with a heritage but, we're running out of energy to keep history alive.

The dialogue makes a very clear point that the farmer (all of us, regardless of vocation) needs to be smarter and savvy with how we spend our money and time. I do know that you can now buy the accountant online @ www.theaccountantmovie.com. I plan to pass it on to my friends because it made me think.


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