Out of the Furnace
USA, 2013, 116 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Crime, Drama, Family Issues
From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so - with nothing left to lose - Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. The impressive cast also includes Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana, and Sam Shepard.
DIRECTOR: Scott Cooper
Producer: Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Kavanaugh, Ridley Scott, Michael Costigan
Editor: David Rosenbloom
Screenwriter: Brad Ingelsby, Scott Cooper
Cinematographer: Masanobu Takayanagi
Principal Cast: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard
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