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Turn the River (2007)

R | | Drama | 17 October 2007 (USA)
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A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.

Director:

Chris Eigeman

Writer:

Chris Eigeman
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Famke Janssen ... Kailey
Jaymie Dornan ... Gulley
Rip Torn ... Quinette
Matt Ross ... David
Lois Smith ... Abby
Marin Hinkle ... Ellen
Terry Kinney ... Markus
John Juback ... Duncan
Tony Robles Tony Robles ... Ralph
Jordan Bridges ... Brad
Ari Graynor ... Charlotte
Santo D'Asaro Santo D'Asaro ... Scott
Zoe Lister-Jones ... Kat (as Zoe Lister Jones)
Elizabeth Atkeson Elizabeth Atkeson ... Sally
Joseph Siravo ... Warren
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Storyline

In New York City, Gulley, who's in middle school, lives with his father and step-mother; his paternal grandmother dominates the family's life. In secret, he's recently been in touch with his mother, Kailey, a pool hustler, who wants to win big and take Gulley to Canada. With the help of Teddy Quinette, who runs Quinn's Pool Hall, Kailey may get her shot at big money. Can she win the match, keep her son's confidence, and, using fake documents she gets from Markus, a friend of hers, make it to Canada to start a new life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Sometimes Your Last Shot is Your First Break

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

T.T.R. See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,722, 11 May 2008, Limited Release
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Bandora, Mr. Nice See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Famke Janssen wore a wig so she could look unkempt. See more »

Goofs

What Kailey writes on her letter to Quinn inside the pick-up truck doesn't match what he reads on the paper. She writes 'she slept on top of the pool table' then folds it up and slips it in the envelope. But when Quinn reads it the following morning, he reads "she slept on top of the table for a few days and then was gone. She played lots of pool." He then proceeds to read something written on the back of the paper to which we had no knowledge of her ever writing since she just folded up the piece of paper and slipped it in the envelope without turning it over. See more »

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Average at times, but mostly very uninteresting
7 November 2013 | by jackasstrangeSee all my reviews

Turn the River can be described as a revenge drama. However, the theme of the film itself is not that interesting, certainly because it's a big cliché. However, this is the first film that i ever saw which take very seriously snook. I really don't give a dawn about that game, but anyways...it's a relatively 'original' idea. But apart from that, there is really nothing interesting about that film. The story concept, as i already mentioned is a cliché. And i really do not like low budget films which don't have nothing interesting to add. So maybe this is why i didn't like that much the B films. Rarely a Reservoir Dogs kind of B films appears. Back to the film, which explanations about the reasons of the revenge aren't really clever. It's a crucial element in any revenge film. All we'd know is that she wants to retrieve her son and escape with him. Not convincing. So. Yeah. That's not a worthy film, unless if you'd like snook, i suppose. 4.5/10


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