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Release Date: February 17th, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2017

R|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
In California apple country, 900 migratory workers rise up against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own, stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan (Nat Wolff), the strike is founded on his tragic idealism and the philosophy to never submit or yield.

Cast: Nat Wolff, James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, Josh Hutcherson

Director: James Franco

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Rabbit Bandini Productions, Aperture Media Partners

Distributors: Momentum Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A film that, after its initial promise, descends, at times, into TV-historical-drama mannerisms. show more

  • There is not a lot of risk-taking involved in the visual storytelling or in trying to find a cinematic equivalent of the novel’s style, making In Dubious Battle a rather classical period piece for the most part, though one with at least one very solid performance at its center. show more

  • The most impressive aspect of James Franco’s In Dubious Battle is, by far, its cast. show more

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