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Frank the Bastard (2015)

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Still reeling from a rocky divorce and the recent death of her father, Clair Defina, a 33 year-old New York writer, needs a change. Her best friend, Isolda, suggests they drive up the coast of Maine to the remote northern region where Claire spent her early childhood. Clair and her father left when she was six, following the tragic death of her mother in a fire, and she hasn't returned since. Arriving in the quaint but dilapidated seaside town of Edgeport, Clair meets an eclectic group of locals, many of whom once lived on a nearby commune with her parents in the 1970's. She's surprised when they tell her she has family her father never told her about, a 90 year old great Aunt Dora living out on a farm at the edge of town with her daughter Alice. Over the next 48 hours, Clair must deal with an increasingly dangerous present while delving into the murky past. As she comes face to face with the toxic legacy that has been buried beneath the town-- literally and figuratively--for decades, she also has a series of strange encounters with the enigmatic Frank Byron, Cyrus' bastard son. But in Frank, Clair ultimately finds her only ally in what will become a battle to redeem the crimes of the past and protect their future.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 24th, 2015 (Limited) by Paladin
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Life in a Small Town, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Family Secrets, You Can't Go Home Again
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Big Indie Pictures, Paladin
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Clair Defina
   Frank Byron

Supporting Cast

Shamika Cotton    Isolda
Wendy Vanden Heuvel    Alice
Ellen Albertini Dow    Dora
William Sadler    Cyrus Gast
Chris Sarandon    Tristan Pace
Gordon Joseph Weiss    Donny
Ken Cheeseman    John
Brian O'Neill    Joe O'Connor
Gayle Rankin    Mary

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Production and Technical Credits

Brad Coley    Screenwriter
Brad Coley    Story Creator
Ged Dickersin    Producer
Chad Detwiller    Production Designer
Seth Anderson    Editor
Sabine Hoffman    Editor
David Daniel    Director of Photography
Margaret Leigh Palmer    Costume Designer
Colin Walsh    Production Manager

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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