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We Gotta Get Out of This Place (Simon Hawkins/Zeke Hawkins, 2013)

August 14, 2014

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Love, betrayal and escape in rural Texas drive the pulpy small-town noir We Gotta Get Out of This Place, the promising feature debut of director brothers Simon and Zeke Hawkins. With best friend Bobby (White) and girlfriend Sue (Davis) heading to college in a few weeks time, reckless, swaggering teen BJ (Huffman) robs the safe of his boss (Pellegrino) to give the pair a lavish send-off vacation. After spending the money, BJ’s sleazebag boss works out they’re responsible, and forces them to commit an additional robbery to reclaim the cash, which actually belongs to an infamous gangster…

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