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Blow the Man Down (2019)

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Releases March 20, 2020
Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Coffin David Coffin ... Singing Fishman
David Pridemore ... Singing Fisherman
Adam Wolf Mayerson ... Singing Fisherman (as Adam Mayerson)
Mark S. Cartier ... Singing Fisherman (as Mark Cartier)
Meredith Holzman ... Dee
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Gorski
Sophie Lowe ... Priscilla Connolly
Morgan Saylor ... Mary Beth Connolly
June Squibb ... Susie Gallagher
Marceline Hugot ... Doreen Burke
Annette O'Toole ... Gail Maguire
Linda Shary Linda Shary ... Mary Margaret
Margo Martindale ... Enid Nora Devlin
Owen Burke ... Paulie
Skipp Sudduth ... Officer Coletti
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Welcome to Easter Cove, a remote and insular fishing village on Maine's rocky coast. In this small town, bonds run as deep as the ocean and secrets are as thick as the morning fog. Each day, droves of men take to sea for the daily catch while a handful of women serve as the community's powerful, albeit discrete, operators. Though the self-interested code of the town's old guard has governed for years, our tale takes place as the tides are turning in Easter Cove. Mary Margaret Connolly, a beloved and integral town matriarch, has just passed away. In the wake of her death, her daughters, Mary Beth and Priscilla, face an uncertain future, haunted by bills and unpaid loans left behind. Priscilla tries to fill her mother's shoes by taking over the family fish shop while her younger sister Mary Beth refuses to accept the new responsibilities. The sisters find themselves at odds and Mary Beth stubbornly defends her dream of leaving town - even if it means abandoning Priscilla altogether. ...

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Rated R for language, some violence, sexual material and brief drug use
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English

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20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Neo-Noir Gossip Thriller
4 February 2020 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

A neo-noir small town thriller that thrives on the performances of its young leads and veteran supporting cast, Blow the Man Down is at the very least, an interesting original story that succeeds in atmosphere and tone. Even if it doesn't feel completely whole enough to be acclaimed. It felt like Fargo-lite, and that's not entirely a bad thing.

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