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Galveston (2018)

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After escaping a set up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge.

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Mélanie Laurent

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Nic Pizzolatto (as Jim Hammett), Nic Pizzolatto (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Foster ... Roy
Jeffrey Grover ... Dr. Finelli
Christopher Amitrano ... Jay
Mark Hicks ... Lou
María Valverde ... Carmen (as Maria Valverde)
Beau Bridges ... Stan
Michael Ray Escamilla ... Angelo
G. Peter King G. Peter King ... Third Man
Jimmie Lee Sessoms ... First Man
Elle Fanning ... Rocky
Sean Von Buseck ... Davey
C.K. McFarland ... Nancy (as CK McFarland)
Don A. King ... Lance
Michael John Lane ... Gerald
Robert Aramayo ... Tray
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A noirish crime thriller, Galveston centers on New Orleans hitman Roy Cady, diagnosed with lung cancer at 40. Before the cancer can do him in, however, he has more pressing concerns in the form of his mobster boss, who has decided to remove him from the business - and the world - via a set-up. Turning the tables, he goes on the run having rescued teenage hooker Raquel "Rocky" Arceneaux. He's persuaded to pick up her baby sister Tiffany, and with his new wards in tow, heads to his titular hometown to scheme revenge and redemption. Written by Polly_Kat

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Galvestonas See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Filmed partially in Port Wentworth, Georgia, along Georgia Highway 25 near the Houlihan Bridge and on SC-170, "Alligator Alley," near the Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. This area was also used to film the combat scene in Forrest Gump where Forrest was shot but saved everybody but Blue. The Kiefer Sutherland/Robert Downey Jr. movie "1969" was also filmed in the same area. See more »

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Outstanding true filmmaking you don't see coming from Hollywood nowadays.
26 October 2018 | by TheTopDawgSee all my reviews

I was expecting a Hollywood ending, and didn't get it, yet I appreciate this film even more because of it.

This film was an outstanding true film noir (Google it) and the finest in filmmaking you don't see made in Hollywood anymore, as today's viewers wan't more action and thrills. I am one of those people, and I can't stand slow paced films, but this film is that one rare exception.

It's an emotional roller coaster ride that leaves you wanting more, and although it doesn't fulfill your expectations at the end, it's still a rare true artistic gem of a production.

Directing by Mélanie Laurent was perfection. The writing by Nic Pizzolatto was great, although I would like to have seen a little more 'drama' and 'action' added to the script, but that's just me. I also felt the ending was a little rushed and could have been more impactful. The length was perfect, but I wouldn't complain if it was longer with less of a rushed ending. The cinematography and score were on point. Ben Foster and Elle Fanning were outstanding, and all other cast members were great, although I felt Beau Bridges slick hair character would have been better cast by a more gangster looking actor - say Tommy Flanagan.

This film isn't for everyone, hence some of the low ratings, but for those who appreciate an excellent old fashion story-telling production out of the Hollywood ordinary, that has heart, this is for you.

A well deserved 8/10 from me.


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