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The Sisters Brothers (2018)

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In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.

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Jacques Audiard

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Jacques Audiard (screenplay by), Thomas Bidegain (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. Reilly ... Eli Sisters
Joaquin Phoenix ... Charlie Sisters
Jake Gyllenhaal ... John Morris
Riz Ahmed ... Hermann Kermit Warm
Rebecca Root ... Mayfield
Allison Tolman ... Girl Mayfield Saloon
Rutger Hauer ... The Commodore
Carol Kane ... Mrs. Sisters
Patrice Cossonneau Patrice Cossonneau ... Blount (as Patrice Cossoneau)
Zac Abbott Zac Abbott ... Blount Guy Dying
David Gasman ... Relay Owner
Philip Rosch ... Storekeeper Pioneer Town 2
Creed Bratton ... Quarrel Saloon Guy Town 2
Lenuta Bala Lenuta Bala ... Woman with the Bortsch
Jochen Hägele ... Horse Dealer Town 3
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Based on Patrick DeWitt's novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who's being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer. Written by Polly_Kat

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Brothers by blood. Sisters by name.


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France | Spain | Romania | USA | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bracia Sisters See more »

Filming Locations:

Aragón, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,575, 23 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,143,056, 20 December 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John C. Reilly optioned the film rights to the novel in 2011. See more »

Goofs

In the campfire scene where John Morris and Hermann Kermit Warm are eating, the camera pans between the two characters several times during their conversation, and in those brief moments, the spoon Hermann Kermit Warm is eating with switches 4 times from his left to right hand. At 23:20 he's eating with left hand. At 23:34 he's eating with right hand. At 23:54 he's eating with left hand. At 24:12 he's eating with right hand. At 24:24 he's eating with left hand. See more »

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John Morris: I left my family out of hatred and that my father was the person I despised most in this world. I despised everything about him. I sincerely thought I had been freed of all that until tonight. Listening to you, what do I realize? That most of the things that I thought I'd been doing these past years, freely the opinions that I thought I had of my own volition were in fact dictated by my hatred towards that man. I'm 35 years old and my life is like an empty cylinder.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Sisters Brothers (2018) See more »

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It's getting good reviews...it deserves GREAT reviews!
25 September 2018 | by Stay_away_from_the_MetropolSee all my reviews

Was not totally sure what to expect going into this, considering all the good-but-not-great reviews along with a trailer which fell rather flat, but it far surpassed my expectations. It is a flawless film, and definitely one of the best movies I have seen come out in 2018. It is a film with pristine balance and dynamic, and it's directed with great discipline. This is a fantastic first impression of director Jacques Audiard for me - starting with a masterpiece is a strong way to start! All 4 of the lead actors kill it and have incredible chemistry together. John C. Reilly puts in quite possibly his finest dramatic performance. Joaquin Phoenix fulfills yet another classic character for the books. Jack Gyllenhaal is astonishing in a completely new way, and his bromance with Riz Ahmed feels so right. The film starts out relatively slow as you would expect any movie taking place in the 1800's to do, but once the ball started rolling...I chuckled endlessly, I wondered, I worried, I cried, I was touched. There's not much more endearing than watching John C. Reilly learn what a toothbrush is and use one for the first time! A+ movie! Go see this movie!


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