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Blue Ruin (2013)

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A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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Jeremy Saulnier

Writer:

Jeremy Saulnier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Macon Blair ... Dwight
Ydaiber Orozco ... Amanda (Rental Houser Mother)
Ronald Sarcos Ronald Sarcos ... Eric (Rental House Father)
Dani Santiago Dani Santiago ... Daughter #1
Adrian Santiago Adrian Santiago ... Daughter #2
George Fredericks George Fredericks ... Metal Detector Couple
Elizabeth Fredericks Elizabeth Fredericks ... Metal Detector Couple
Sidné Anderson ... Officer Eddy
Brooke Bennett Brooke Bennett ... Smoking Girl
Ellen Danaher Ellen Danaher ... Pawn Shop Clerk
Katie Kramer Katie Kramer ... Supermarket Cashier
Shelley Illmensee ... SUV Driver
Kevin Kolack ... Teddy Cleland
Stacy Rock ... Hope Cleland (Cousin)
Eve Plumb ... Kris Cleland (Sister)
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Storyline

A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Revenge comes home See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Revenge Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$420,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,608, 27 April 2014

Gross USA:

$258,384

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$993,313
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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There are no opening credits. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret Gaffney asks Dwight if he's in a rush, the stove clock behind her reads 8:26. Two shots later it reads 8:32 despite the fact that almost no time has passed within the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Officer Eddy: [wakes Dwight by knocking softly on his car door] Get ready. I'd like you to come into the station.
Dwight: I... Is it about the house. 'Cuz I could...
Officer Eddy: Dwight, sweetheart, I'll explain. Okay? Just come with me.
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Featured in Renegade Cut: Blue Ruin (2014) See more »

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The A-Team [Theme]
Music by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
© EMI April Music Inc., Dar-Jen Music, Marbo Music, SJC Music.
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Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o Lokey Publishing (BMI).
All rights reserved. International copyright secured.
Used by permission.
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Revenge of a novice !!
15 July 2014 | by ZulfmanauthorSee all my reviews

This movie 'Blue Ruin' has received so much acclaim despite it lacking a star cast or any major publicity that I had to find out why. However once you have seen this film, it's easy to understand how this movie has captured the attention of so many people. Revenge thrillers are about a strong lead character who embarks on an impeccable road of destruction which is heroic and clinical, this is what we have come to expect but here we have something different. This movie follows a down and outer who returns home once he hears the murderer of his parents has been released. His aim is to take revenge which is something he has no preparation for and this leads to a series of tragic events. The film is riveting and compelling, with a real feel of the main character as he goes deeper and deeper into a path of self-destruction. This film is so different, you need to be patient with it and empathise with the lead character who makes some difficult decisions and is forced to bear the consequences.


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