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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Based on the book of the same name by Larry Brown.

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A 2013 American independent crime drama directed by Creator/DavidGordonGreen that follows an ex-con (Creator/NicolasCage) hiring a young boy (Creator/TyeSheridan) while also protecting him from his abusive father (Creator/GaryPoulter).

The movie also stars Creator/HeatherKafka, Creator/RonnieGeneBlevins, Creator/BrianMays, Creator/SueRock, Creator/SamVelasquez, Creator/AdrieneMishler, Creator/DanaFreitag, and Creator/AnnaNiemtschk.

It was released on August 30, 2013.


!Tropes for the film:
* AbusiveParents: Wade is this to Gary, as he is shown hitting his son after they get fired and taking his money so that he can get more alcohol.
* {{Bookends}}: The movie starts with Gary getting a job to spread poison on trees so that the company can tear the trees down and it ends with him getting a job planting new trees, replacing the ones that were being destroyed.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Joe]] dies of his injuries after [[spoiler: confronting Wade, who then leaps to his death]].
* OneWordTitle: '''Joe'''.

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