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

Oh, not me.

Alvin did most of them. I

just started working for him.

How many'd you do?

I haven't kept an exact count,

But I've hammered in

a boatload of posts

And painted a whole

bunch of stripes.

Yeah, don't forget the posts.

The posts are important.

Yeah, you're telling me.

You know, would it be all

right if I had one of those?

All right.

Do you have a light,

by chance? I, uh...

thank you.

Nothing but desire, huh?



You got it?

I know how.

You know what?


You shouldn't smoke.

Oh, yeah, I know.

It's bad for you.

No, I mean you shouldn't smoke.

You look stupid.


You been

out here for a while?

Longer than you want

to know, son.

I don't know what

I'm doing out here, man.

There's no girls

out here at all.

Well, you got

to take care of that

On the weekend.

You got to go to town,

Meet a lady.

But, uh...

I can't discuss that

too much 'cause,

You know, I got a lot

Of bad memories

there, you know.



Sometimes you get involved

a little too young,

Things happen and then

more things happen

And she takes off,

Maybe takes the child with her.

You just don't know. That

can be pretty rough.

Ahem. Hmm.

Well, I got to go. I'm tired

of fooling with you guys.

Here. Say...

[WHISTLES] Take that.

Oh, no.

This is too much.

No. Just my way of

saying thank you.

Oh, thank you.

Have a good day.

Take care of that.

That's good for you.


Thank you.


Ha ha ha ha!





Aren't you gonna eat that?


Aren't you gonna eat that?

The skin?



The most nutritious part.


Oh, god. Farts?

[SIGHS] Relax.

We're having a very nice evening.

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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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