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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.

Director:

Jeremy Saulnier

Writer:

Jeremy Saulnier
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8 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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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.

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Taglines:

A Man With Nothing To Lose Is A Man With Nothing To Fear. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$1,066,167 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,608, 27 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$258,113, 22 June 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Blue Ruin is a reference to the blue and ruined Pontiac, the car-home of Dwight. See more »

Goofs

During the sequence at Sam's house at night, Dwight puts the pitchfork up against the counter facing one direction. However, during the scene at the end of the film, the pitchfork is leaning the other way around. There is no way the pitchfork could have been moved as the house remained undisturbed after Dwight left it. 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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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2017 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2018) See more »

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End Flux
Written and Performed by Tearist, Yasmine Kittles and William Strangeland Menchaca
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astonishing!

Blue Ruin.

OK. If you like No Country For Old Men, Falling Down, Reservoir Dogs, Taxi Driver, ...take out the commercial element from all of these and just leave the bare-bones of the pure cinema with: A/ actor who's face looks like your shy friend B/you cannot see any high-budgeted actor in it but all of them play better than Daniel Craig and Al Pacino altogether C/the script will take your head off even if you have been prepared for it and watched thousands of B/Indie movies in advance D/the camera work is magnificent E/Trust me, I am a Doctor: if you like a good action movie not set up upon Hollywood standards watch this movie after 00:00 and you will not be disappointed.

So far the best MOVIE of the year.


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