At Any Price

Synopsis: In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple wants his rebellious son Dean to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood.
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller
Director(s): Ramin Bahrani
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Corn's up 3 cents. You sold

for less last week, didn't you?

We shouldn't be doing this,

it's not right.

Not right?

Let me remind you

what Dad always says:

"When a man stops wanting,

a man stops living."

When your brother Grant

gets here next week,

he'll be ABC'ing,

"always be closing."

You know he used to keep his suit

in his gym locker

in case a funeral needed

a trumpet player?

Actually I did know that because

we went to the same high school.

You're too dark, son.

That's always been your problem.

People like winners,

people with good attitudes.

Okay, here we come.

Dean. These people are bereaved and

they need condolences from a family.

Family is you and me.

I don't wanna be a part of this family.

I'd love to talk about that

at some later date,

but I want you to get out,

we're gonna go over and you're

gonna shake this family's hand.

Let's go.

On behalf of David's family,

I'd like to thank you

for attending this service

of respect and dedication

for their beloved father and farmer.

Death, in a number of ways,

unites us all,

and David's demands that

each of us put aside our toil

to unite ourselves in his honor.

Today we share the bond of

love and friendship for David.

The farmer, who depends directly

on rain and sunshine and climate,

must be a person of faith.

He has faith in the Creator

every time he plants a seed.

Sorry for your loss.

Mr. Pritchard.


I'm Henry Whipple.

This is my son, Dean.

Henry. Dean.

Thanks for coming.

Dean and myself,

really our whole family,

we wanna extend our

sympathies to your family.

Did you know Dad?

Oh, surely I knew of him.

We belonged to the same co-op.

And I know your dad owned

200 acres that he rented out.

What are you getting at?

Seeing as how you live down

in the big city of St. Louis,

it's gonna be a hassle

for you to oversee that property.

And I just wanted to

let you know

I'm prepared

to take it off your hands.

Get out of here.

Don't decide now.

When the time is right,

you can talk it over...

I said go away.

You're sick.

All right. I know that you're in

grief, sir, but you do have my card.

I'm sorry.

What? Sharks.

I've been renting and farming

Pritchard's land for 10 years.

Stay away from it, hoss.


Grant would've closed it. ABC, right?

That's not funny.

That land was gonna be

his "welcome home" gift.

Sir, I am so sorry...

I can't stand you kind of people.

But Elizabeth can't deal with this and

I don't ever wanna come back to Iowa.

Going price is 8000 an acre.

Where do we sign?

Oh. The cool kids have graced

us with their presence.

Rolling out the "welcome

home" carpet for Grant.

Are these enough cookies?

No. More.

You again.

Why do you always eat standing up?

Because, Cadence,

who does time wait for?

I don't know.

No man. Time waits for no man.

Oh, no, no.

I wouldn't wanna trouble you.

Grant's gonna flip when

he sees the 200 acres I got him.

He's finally coming home.

Yes, he is.

Expand or die, gentlemen.

Get big,

or get out.

We all know this is what it takes

to make it in modern agriculture.

Grain prices

are at an all-time high

and traders are betting on corn

like it's the new gold.

Corn alone is a 2 trillion-dollar

market, gentlemen,

and you, you are responsible

for that money.

I've got a PhD in microbiology

and I've been working closely

with farmers from your community,

like the Liberty Seed salesman

Jim Johnson and Sons. Jim.

Thanks very much.


We've had a chance to

sit down and talk about

how AgriWarrior can create

a nutrient explosion in your soil.

If your soil is like most, you've got

an abundance of insoluble nutrients...

We should just rotate our crops

and avoid the effects of glyphosate.

How'd you know that?

I've been on the farm

my whole life.

Kind of picked a few things up.

He's right. Rotating never hurts.

Hey, where are you going?

I'm going to the bathroom.

Iron is up over 54 percent.

University tests...

Bringing a whole

other tractor into the field.

About gave us a heart attack,

but it was exciting.


Don't these look like

bloody fingers?

Sounds appetizing.

Let's go.

Hi, Mr. Richardson. How are you?

Saw your race last weekend.

That foot is made of lead.

It's gonna get you to NASCAR.

Thank you.

I said the same thing

to Chuck Young back in '88.

Have I told you that story?

Yes, sir, you did.

Actually, we just gotta get going.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on, son.

You and Chuck Young

are not the same.

You use your head.

And Chuck, I'm sorry to say,

wasn't long on brainpower.

Thank you very much. We gotta get going.

Thank you.

Very nice sitting next to you.

Thank you.

Dean, the whole town's

behind you.

Thank you, sir.

Oh, come on! I thought

it was just me and you tonight.

Torgeson, we can

still hold hands.

F***, no.

What's up, brother?

Let's do it.

Dude, you're not listening to me.

You are figure-eight point leader,

two years running.

Figure eight's amateur hour, dude.

I gotta move up to asphalt tracks, man.

Asphalt is for getting

to the dirt tracks.

ARCA's got that

big sponsorship money, man.

That big money. Big money.

You're gonna have to make some

big changes to make it to ARCA.

I'm doing ARCA.

It's the next step to NASCAR.

You got your 9 mill in here?

Hell, yeah, man. All day.

It's for the thugs.

It's a pretty little b*tch, ain't it?

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Ramin Bahrani

Ramin Bahrani (Persian: رامین بحرانی‎; born March 20, 1975) is an Iranian-American director and screenwriter. Film critic Roger Ebert listed Bahrani's film Chop Shop as the 6th best film of the 2000s and hailed Bahrani as "the director of the decade." Bahrani was the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, and was the subject of several international retrospectives including the MoMA in New York City, Harvard University, and the La Rochelle Film Festival in France. Bahrani is a professor of film directing at Columbia University's Graduate Film Program in New York City. more…

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