• Undertow (2004)


Release Date: October 22nd, 2004

DVD Release Date: April 26th, 2005

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

After his wife dies, John Munn (Dermot Mulroney) moves with his sons Chris (Jamie Bell) and Tim (Devon Alan) to rural Georgia to raise pigs. Rebelling against his father, Chris initially welcomes the arrival of Uncle Deel (Josh Lucas), just out of jail. Still angry that John married the woman he loved, Deel tries to steal a stash of gold coins, and kills his brother in the struggle. Grabbing the treasure, Chris flees with Tim, and the boys try to elude the murderous Deel.

Cast: Jamie Bell, Josh Lucas, Devon Alan, Dermot Mulroney, Shiri Appleby, Pat Healy, Bill McKinney, Kristen Stewart

Director: David Gordon Green

Genres: Thriller , Drama

Production Co: United Artists, Sunflower Productions LLC, Continental Films

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Escape, Transformation, Hospital, Father, 2000s, Pursuit, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Green takes us to that place where we keep feelings that we treasure, but are a little afraid of. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The naturalistic style of the film is completely at odds with the hokey melodrama. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Undertow has the plain, stark, disturbing quality that marked the original "Cape Fear" and "In Cold Blood." show more

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