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We Gotta Get Out of This Place

We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  • 2013
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Simon Hawkins/Zeke Hawkins
  • Written by: Dutch Southern
  • Cast: Ashley Adams, Mackenzie Davis, William Devane

Three Texas teens hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.

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Big trouble in the middle of nowhere.

Reaching crossroads in their lives, three teenage friends from a remote Texas town find their hopes and plans for the future in jeopardy when they become embroiled in the dangerous affairs of a ruthless local gangster. With first-rate performances from the three leads, directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins take us on a claustrophobic trip through the dark, oppressive side of small-town America as their soulful, haunting noir thriller unfolds in gripping fashion.

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We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

19 Jun 20144 stars

A beautifully shot, well acted and suspenseful teenage noir starring Mackenzie Davis

This feature debut of brothers Zeke and Simon Hawkins sets out its smalltown Texan noir ambitions early, with college-bound teenager Sue (rising star Mackenzie Davis, from That Awkward Moment) pointedly quoting pulp thriller writer Jim Thompson in a…

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