Shotgun Stories (2007)

Director
Jeff Nichols

Main cast
Michael Shannon; Glenda Pannell; Lynnsee Provence; Douglas Ligon; Barlow Jacobs

Genres
Drama, Thriller

Description
Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family.


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