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In Dubious Battle (2016)

R | | Drama | 17 February 2017 (USA)
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

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(screenplay) (as Matthew Rager), (novel)
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Jim
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Mac
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London
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Edie
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Vera
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Dr. Burton
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Frank the Foreman
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Mr. Anderson
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Al
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Dan
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Bolton
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Joy
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Vinnie
Julian De Niro ...
Billy
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In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up "in dubious battle" against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan, the strike is founded on his tragic idealism-on the "courage never to submit or yield." Published in 1936, In Dubious Battle is considered the first major work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

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Drama

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Rated R for some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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17 February 2017 (USA)  »

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Batalha Incerta  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Although the location of the plot is held in California, parts of the movie were shot in Tieton, Washington. See more »

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Scene where Mac brushes his teeth, he's using a 21st century white plastic toothbrush with accordion bend. See more »

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Stepping In, Stepping Out
Written and Performed by Timo Elliston
Published by 16W18 Music (BMI)
By Arrangement with BANG NY
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Not bad, but missing the 'wow' factor
14 July 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Here we have a story that was told well - directing and writing was good, cinematography, editing and sound was great, but the pace was very slow and missing substance. It felt like someone monotonic was telling a story, but with no punch-line, or closing plot message. It wasn't a bad film, and the cast were all on point, but is was just missing that wow factor for me. It's a 6/10 from me.


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