Directed by: John Hillcoat
Written by: Matt Bondurant, Nick Cave
Produced by: Ben Sachs, Cassian Elwes, Clayton Young, Dany Wolf, Douglas Wick
Other cast: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke
Release date: August 29, 2012
Genre: Crime, Drama
Running time: 1h 56min
In 1931, the Bondurant brothers of Franklin County, Va., run a multipurpose backwoods establishment that hides their true business, bootlegging. Middle brother Forrest is the brain of the operation; older Howard is the brawn, and younger Jack, the lookout. Though the local police have taken bribes and left the brothers alone, a violent war erupts when a sadistic lawman from Chicago arrives and tries to shut down the Bondurants operation.
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