Runoff

Synopsis: The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land. An old friend, struggling to keep his own farm profitable by any means necessary-offers Betty a way out. She refuses to get involved, but as the pressures mount for her family and they are on the brink of eviction, her husband, Frank, reveals that he is seriously ill. How far will one to go to take care of one's own? Recalling all that is heartland Americana, this film combines an ecological urgency with a compelling yet sensitive story.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Kimberly Levin
Production: Monterey Media
  4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.8
Metacritic:
64
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
R
Year:
2014
90 min
$7,465
Website
7 Views

[music playing]

[birds chirping]

[footsteps]

[engine roaring]

CHILD:
Get down.

[child shouting]

[man's voice in background]

SAM:
Aye-aye, Captain.

Oy, matey.

Hey, Mom, I'm a pirate today.

Well, honey, you could be.

Should I have an eye patch,

or a parrot, or a hook, or--

Get your plate, you're

going to eat something.

[sigh]

Get in there.

Whoa, do it.

Go on.

Be still.

Go on, get in there.

Your silage holding up OK?

MR. MCKIBBEN:
Going

through it too fast.

How's that new growth enhancer?

Packed on more than 15

pounds this last week.

Yeah, they lick that stuff up.

Yeah.

I could cut you a better

price with the enhancer

if you want to do six

months of antibiotic system.

The system includes injectables

and antibiotics for your feed.

You mix it in with

your feed, you

don't have to treat

just one hog at a time.

MR. MCKIBBEN:
Good stuff.

My pleasure, Mr. McKibbin.

I'm going to have to check

with my rep on the pricing.

I can come in lower.

I appreciate you coming out.

All right, I'll follow

up with you next week.

Can't make you any promises.

Sure, I understand.

[car approaching]

MAN (IN CAR):
(YELLING) Freak.

[man's voice on radio]

Bye, Stephen.

Real kind of you to keep

an eye on him, Stephen.

No, nothing, ma'am.

Sam is my friend.

Halloween carnival is coming--

You gonna be keeping

the peace, Sheriff?

With my star and my hat.

Well, we're counting on

you to maintain order.

Flawless out there.

All right, well,

thank you, sweetheart.

Bye, Stephen.

STEPHEN:
Bye.

Sam, sit down.

Bye-- bye, Sam.

SAM:
If a word starts

with R or N or D,

you say like

iratepas for pirate.

You get it?

Esoys airboys.

That's good, Mom.

Thanks.

So bullfighter or pirate?

Better decide, it's going

to take time to make it.

[music playing]

Dicofol, terbacil, topramezone,

glyphosate 2, 4-D, dicamba--

Dicamba.

Norflurazon.

Morphozon.

Increase.

Increase.

Glyphosate, topramezone.

Increase.

Air, what 'chu got on there?

My Allzack pack balls.

What about this one?

It's not easy

making your own way.

You finish that application?

Come on, we made a plan.

Kid that gave you that shiner,

be working for you someday.

SAM:
Permission to board.

We're talking, Sam.

SAM:
Permission granted.

Your dad and I never had a

chance to go to college, Finn.

SAM:
Jackson, falling to kill.

You know, what you're

saying right now--

Ow.

...doesn't make any sense.

So shutas itas.

You gonna draw

bees for a living?

You think some BS

degree in ag science

is gonna make a difference?

[bees buzzing]

My granddad used to keep bees.

I'd run around the clover

patch while he worked.

That smell, I never forget.

Honey is what you're here for?

Pardon me, Betty,

I-- I feel I know you.

You're with Gigas?

Huh, yeah.

That's a great set

up you got here.

We like it.

Come by to see Frank.

He's on a run.

Oh, that's good.

Any run's a good one.

Look, I know you all

been having some trouble

with your accounts.

Keep our overhead

low, we'll ride it out.

Keep your inventory

in the barn?

Well, like I told

Frank, this would

make a perfect place for Gigas

to set up another warehouse.

Well, I'm sure

you'll find something.

Yeah.

You got other work you need to

get on to, I don't want to keep

you from--

Well, you have

Frank give me a call.

Best of luck with everything.

I don't have any homework.

Swear it.

Not a minute after 5 o'clock.

Keep this side of the river,

and stay out of the water.

SAM:
I heard you.

Haven't seen Elena at school.

We go home after the harvest

and so she start again there.

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