Oliver Sherman

Synopsis: Feeling lost and disconnected, with no family of his own, veteran Sherman Oliver sets out to the countryside in search of the soldier who saved him back in the war. That man, Franklin Page, has long since moved on - to a wife, two children, and a reliable job in a reliably safe and quiet rural town. Upon arriving, Sherman seems at first a harmless if awkward shell of a man. But as he inserts himself further into the Pages' life, he reveals himself to be an angry, unstable individual prone to great jealousy and deep resentment. The stability Franklin worked so hard to establish is soon threatened, and the violence he believed he'd left behind in the war begins to re-emerge and cloud over both the household and the town itself.
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Director(s): Ryan Redford
Production: Mongrel Media
  1 win & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
50%
Year:
2010
82 min
25 Views


in particular?

All of 'em.

So you lived here

all your life?

Oh, yeah.

laugh

Thirty-seven years now.

I went away to university

for a while

but,

otherwise.

And you work the

same place as Frank?

Well he worked at

the same place as me

and then he knocked me up

to force me out.

He impregnated you

to get you to quit?

No.

laughs

No, no,

I was just joking.

Oh.

mutters under his breath

Stupid.

Um...

water running

Frank, he said when

he first saw you there

he knew you were

the girl he wanted

to spend everything on.

All the money he'd saved,

all the experience

he'd gained

and the love he'd never

been able to give away.

He said that?

laugh

That's embarrassing,

Jesus.

Ten cents,

ten cents.

Yes, thank you,

honey.

I meant to say gosh.

blues

blues

You know almost

that whole year

I was in the hospital

I thought my name was

actually Oliver Sherman.

Some nurse wrote all my

information down backwards.

That's army

bureaucracy for you, huh?

For a year;

I wasn't even me

and I didn't know

the difference.

How'd you finally

find out?

I got a letter with

my real name on it.

I always thought that kinda

said something

about my life,

you know.

Oliver Sherman,

almost right,

but not quite.

So how'd you get that?

Lose it,

I mean.

Oh...

it was that day actually.

When I went to grab

you I didn't see

your leg was caught up

in razor wire

and I started running

and with each step

the wire cuts deeper

and by the time

we get to safety

it's just dangling like a

teabag from a string.

I'm sorry.

Oh...

It's just a finger;

really half a one.

I'm probably not

even worth that.

Sherman don't say that.

It's not true.

Mm...

Hell half a finger for

all the drinks you

bought me here tonight,

I figure I'm coming

out ahead.

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Ryan Redford

Ryan Redford is a Canadian film director and screenwriter, best known for his debut feature film Oliver Sherman. He was a nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 32nd Genie Awards. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Redford studied film at York University. He wrote and directed several short films, including Murmur, The Unstrung Ear, Song of Wreckage and Lake, before working on Oliver Sherman. more…

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