Shotgun Stories

Synopsis: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Jeff Nichols
Production: International Film Circuit
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

You're all here because you think

this was a good man.

But he wasn't.

Just 'cause he stopped drinkin',

called himself a Christian,

got a new life,

start a new family, that...

that don't make him a different man.

This is the same man...

that ran out on us.

Then left us behind to be raised

by a hateful woman.

He made like we were

never born.

That's who this man was.

And that's what he's

answering for today.

Stop, stop it!

Stop, not here...

Please, just go.

You could've told me

what you were gonna do.

If I'd known, I would've told you.

You should know.

- Where is Mark?

- He's outside.

Is he all right?

He's doin' all right.

He was a different man, back then.

I know, momma.

Take this.

Try and get some rest.

Thank you.

How is she doin'?

As good as can be expected.

She didn't deserve to hear that shit.

She's heard it before.

Not at his goddamn funeral.

Those three...

Like a pack of dogs.

You can't expect a dog

to have manners.

We'll see about that.

- You can't go out starting fights.

- I didn't start this.

You got responsibilities now, Mark.

Keep this farm up.

Hell, I got two kids to feed.

Besides, Stephen and John don't need

gettin' mixed up in anything like this.

You do what you want.

Steve and John are old enough

to make up their own minds.


What time is it?

About eight.

This is one empty ass town.

It's like we own it.

If I owned this town, I'd sell it.

We don't own a square root of shit.

Is that true?

What the hell is this?

Good morning, Annie.

What the hell is this? I'm gone a week

and you move them in?

I thought you left.

So this is how you've been missing me?!

I have been missing you.

So, have you thought about

what you're gonna do? -Yeah.


I'm not stoppin'.

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Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols is an American film director and screenwriter from Little Rock, Arkansas. He studied filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Nichols has directed Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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