The slaughter rule

Format: DVD 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Scott Township Library DVD & VHS DVD SLAUG [541]
Location  Scott Township Library
Collection  DVD & VHS
Call Number  DVD SLAUG [541]
A teenager at a personal crossroads finds himself questioning the things that have given his life meaning in this independent coming-of-age drama. Roy Chutney (Ryan Gosling) is a high school senior in a small Montana town. Roy doesn't have an especially close relationship with his mother Evangelline (Kelly Lynch), and he hasn't seen his father in years. That doesn't prevent Roy from feeling emotionally devastated when he learns that his father has killed himself, and Roy's self-esteem takes a beating when he's cut from the high school football team shortly afterward. Roy wiles away his time swilling beer with his best friend, Tracy Two Dogs (Eddie Spears), and falling into a romance with Skyla (Clea Duvall), a barmaid at a local tavern, but it seems Roy's short time on the high school gridiron impressed Gideon Ferguson (David Morse), a local character who coaches a semi-pro six-man football team when he isn't delivering newspapers or trying to score a gig singing country songs at nearby honky-tonks. Gid thinks Roy has potential, and asks him to join his team; encouraged by Gid's belief in him, Roy agrees, and he persuades Tracy to tag along. While playing hardscrabble six-man football helps restore Roy's self-confidence, he finds it doesn't answer his questions about his future or his relationship with Skyla, and when Gid's overwhelming interest in Roy begins to lend credence to the rumors that Gid is gay, Roy starts to wonder just why he was asked to join the team. Jay Farrar, founder of the acclaimed alternative country bands Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, composed the film's musical score. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Football players -- United States -- Drama.
School sports -- Drama.
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- Drama.
Feature films.
Sports films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [United States] :Showtime Entertainment :2003
Distributed by Sundance Channel Home Entertainment,
Edition Widescreen version.
Contributors Robinson, Michael (Michael A.)
O'Connor, Greg (Filmmaker)
Smith, Andrew, 1967-
Smith, Alex, 1967-
Morse, David, 1953-
Gosling, Ryan, 1980-
Cale, David.
Adams, Amy.
Spears, Eddie, 1982-
Keams, Geri.
Du Vall, Clea.
Lynch, Kelly, 1959-
Edwards, Eric Alan, 1953-
White, Brent.
Farrar, Jay.
Burke, Kristin.
Johnson, John.
Solaris (Firm)
Barnstorm Entertainment (Firm)
Showtime Entertainment.
Sundance Channel Home Entertainment.
Participants/Performers David Morse, Ryan Gosling, David Cale, Amy Adams, Eddie Spears, Geraldine Keams, Clea Dubal, Kelly Lynch.
Other Contributors Cinematographer, Eric Edwards ; editor, Brent White ; music composer, Jay Farrar ; costume designer, Kristin Burke ; production designer, John Johnson.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Language English
Notes Special features: "Afterthought" and directors commentary; "Snapshot diaries" from the Sundance Film Festival.
System Details DVD, Region 1 encoding.
Awards Santa Fe Film Festival, 2002: Milagro Award (Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith)
Description 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1932228381
Other Classic View