Prince Avalanche

Synopsis: After a rough time working a night shift job in the city, Alvin is spending the summer on a remote two-man public works crew painting lines on newly paved roads through what is a recently wildfire-ravaged region of Texas. He is camping along the way living off the land, even doing so on his days off. He is what he considers a responsible man, earning and sending money to his girlfriend, Madison, a single mother, so that she need not concern herself with anything besides child rearing. The junior second that Alvin hires for his crew is Madison's brother, Lance. Alvin's controlling and judgmental nature comes to the surface in his dealings with more immature and irresponsible Lance, who goes back to the city on the weekends so that he can have "his little man squeezed", something he cannot understand in Alvin being without Madison or any woman for such a long stretch of time. Alvin prefers to stay in the burnt out woods on the weekends as being alone with his thoughts and his chores - ma
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): David Gordon Green
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  3 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Are you hearing me?

Yes. What are you

hearing me with?

My ears.

No. I don't want you to

just hear me with your ears.

I want you to hear

the whole thing.




The weekend is coming,

And I'm thinking of spending

some quiet time alone.

Your brother,

on the other hand,

Can't wait to get back

to the big city

And get the little man

squeezed, as he puts it.

As for me, I've been

studying tons

For our German journey

in the fall.

You're right; If I don't speak the language,

we'll never adapt to life with the natives.

Besides, there's no future

for me in garland,

And this new life can only be

good for our little family.

Yours, Alvin.






Never mind.



Hey! Hey!

What are you doing in the

middle of the goddamn road?


working on the road crew.

The stripe crew.

Well, it's about time.

I'm going up and down this road

With a heavy load trying

to get through the pass.

They finally moved

all the boulders.

Yeah, it got all messed up.


you got that right.

Hey, you guys got

time for a drink?

Heh heh!

There you go.

Ha ha ha!


Take that.

Thank you.

Yeah, let me take them

tops off for you.

Heh heh!


Hey, wait a minute. I forgot

the most important part.

How about we spice

it up a little?


Oh, yeah.

Dump some of that out.

We don't need

that soda pop there.

Here, give me some

of that there.

Ok, hold that there.

Ha ha ha ha!

All right, here we go.


Here's to fire in our hearts.

Drink up, boys.

I love the impurities.

Ooh. Nice.

Mother, may I?

Yes, I may.



So, it was you painted these,

The lines?

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David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green (born April 9, 1975) is an American filmmaker. He has directed dramas such as George Washington (2000), All the Real Girls (2003), and Snow Angels (2007), as well as the thriller Undertow (2004), all of which he wrote or co-wrote. In 2008, he transitioned into comedy, directing the films Pineapple Express (2008), Your Highness and The Sitter (both 2011), as well as episodes of the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down (2009–13). In 2013, he returned to his more dramatic roots with the independent films Prince Avalanche and Joe. Since then, he has directed the films Manglehorn (2014), Our Brand Is Crisis (2015), Stronger (2017), and episodes of the television comedy-drama Red Oaks (2014–2017), which he also executive produces. Green will next direct the upcoming eleventh installment in the Halloween franchise, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Danny McBride and takes place forty years after the events of the original 1978 film. more…

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