Frank and Jerry Lee Flannigan work odd jobs in the Sierra Nevadan frontier, drink hard, and drift from motel to motel. Their only escape is through Frank’s fantastic stories and Jerry Lee’s rich illustrations. Everything changes when Jerry Lee is involved in a hit-and-run accident, which forces the brothers across the state to the home of Frank’s old flame, Annie. While the two seem safe from the law, Jerry Lee’s insatiability and all-consuming guilt render their future increasingly uncertain.
||November 8th, 2013 (Limited)|
||June 3rd, 2014 by Gaiam|
||R for sexual content, language, some nudity, brief violent images, and drug references.|
(Rating bulletin 2289, 9/11/2013)
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||Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Animated Sequences, Voiceover/Narration, Paralysis / Loss of a Limb, Relationships Gone Wrong, Accidental Death, Non-Chronological, Fugitive / On the Run, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Suicide Attempt, Addiction, Dysfunctional Family, Child Abuse, Boxing, Gambling, Prostitution, Screenplay Written By the Star|
|Source:||Based on Fiction Book/Short Story|
|Production Method:||Animation/Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Historical Fiction|
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