Lawless (2012)

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In 1931, in Franklyn County, Virginia, Forrest Bondurant is a legend as immortal after surviving the war. Together with his brothers Howard and the coward Jack, the Bondurant family has a distillery and bootlegging business. When the corrupt District Attorney Mason Wardell arrives in Franklyn with the unscrupulous Special Deputy Charles Rakes, the Bondurant family refuses to pay the required bribe to the authorities. Rakes pursuits the brothers and unsuccessfully tries to find their distillery. Meanwhile Forrest hires the waitress Maggie, a woman with a hidden past in Chicago, and they fall in love with each other. Jack courts the preacher's daughter Bertha Minnix and deals a great load of alcoholic liquor with the powerful gangster Floyd Banner. Jack shows off in Franklyn attracting the attention of Rakes that finds the location of their distillery. When he kills the crippled Cricket Pate, the locals join forces to face the corrupt authorities.

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Release date:
August 29, 2012
Publisher:
Weinstein Company
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Budget:
$26.000.000
Genre:
Crime, Drama
Duration:
116 minutes
Country:
United States
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Jack Bondurant
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Forrest Bondurant
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Howard Bondurant
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Charlie Rakes
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Maggie Beauford
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Bertha Minnix
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Floyd Banner
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Cricket Pate
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Gummy Walsh
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