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Ray Dokes (Luke Kirby), is fresh out of prison. Returning home, he discovers the countryside of his youth transformed. Urban development crawls across the pastoral fields like a rash. Determined to stay out of trouble, Ray heads to the farm of his old friend Pete (Keith Carradine), a Texan cowboy, whose debts are growing faster than his corn.
Sonny Stanton (Noam Jenkins), the heir to a thoroughbred dynasty, is buying the entire concession of farmland to build a golf course. One of the farms he’s after belongs to Etta Parr (Lisa Ray), Ray’s old flame. Seems she’s the only one brave enough to stand in Sonny’s way
Ray hooks up with Chrissie (Rachael Leigh Cook), a kick-ass jockey and tries to steer clear of Sonny. When a million-dollar thoroughbred goes missing from the Stanton Stables, Sonny gets desperate and forces the sale of the community’s remaining farms. Ray reacts by coming up with a scheme to stop Sonny once and for all. One false move will land Ray back in jail.
Written by Brad Smith adapted from his country noir novel, directed by Leonard Farlinger (The Perfect Son) and produced by Jennifer Jonas (Monkey Warfare, Childstar). Shot by cinematographer Paul Sarossy (Affliction, The Sweet Hereafter), with production design by Matthew Davies (Fugitive Pieces, Snow Cake, The Saddest Music in the World) and featuring a musical score by Grammy award-winning jazz guitar legend Bill Frisell.
All Hat - about hope, redemption and getting even - not necessarily in that order.
2007 Toronto International Film Festival premiere
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