The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

Synopsis: The great hunter Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin) and his trusted cameraman Don (Danny McBride) set out for an epic weekend adventure to reconnect with Buck's young son (Montana Jordan).
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Jody Hill
Production: Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

Fun. Freedom. Family values.

The American tradition.

And, as always, hunter approved.

Coming around the bend.

Coming around broadside.


One shot. One kill.

Hi. I'm Buck Ferguson.

A long time ago,

I decided to follow my dream

of hunting whitetail deer

all over the world.

Lo and behold, my

dreams have come true.

I've seen the best.

And I've killed the best.

And now I'm here to share with you the

joy I've found in hunting whitetail deer.

Out of all my years hunting,

that is, without a doubt,

the most magnificent creature

I've ever laid eyes on.

You see the points on that thing?

Jumping Joseph!

Yes! Yes! Yes!


I saw him and thought,

"Might as well."

I've got a few notches in my belt,

but tonight's episode isn't just

about killing whitetail deer.

It's also about family.

I suggest you gather you and yours

and sit back to enjoy this very

special edition of Buck Fever.

Just a little more sauce

on the left.

Little more. Okay?

- Is that how you're gonna sit?

- Mmm... Yeah.

Then take it down a notch.

Bring it down. Just a hair.

There. Look at those

beautiful peepers.

That was a good idea, Buck.

You get us both in frame?

I can't get both of you in the frame.

I was gonna pan left and right,

follow the conversation.

No. That's no good, Don.

Jaden and me need to

be in the same frame.

I don't know about that.

Swingles has always been

our bread and butter--

If it's a comedy bit.

But this is an emotional scene.

We gotta sell the father-son

relationship right off the bat.

I'm up against the window.

I can't get much wider.

We gotta figure something out.

If we don't have the building blocks,

the audience won't know

to feel the emotional crescendo

when Jaden kills his first deer.

It won't work.

Okay. Buck, it is gonna work. Okay?

I understand building

dramatic tension as well.

I know this trip means

a lot to you and Jaden.

But believe me,

everything is gonna work

the way it's supposed to.

Raking shot.

- What's that?

- Raking shot.

Camera goes left by the window.

Jaden gets in.

You can see Jaden, but only my eyes.

Slow pan dolly over to me

just as I turn to look at my son.

Saving the reveal of your face

for the button. That is genius.

- Try it out.

- Let me see here.


Wow, that is definitely gonna work.

- It is, isn't it?

- Yes.

You know, Don, this will be

the greatest video we've ever made.

- No, Don, stay in the car.

- Copy that.

Hey, Buck.

Looks like somebody's

ready to go hunting.

- Greg? What are you doing here?

- Get your butt out of the cold.

Jaden's upstairs, getting ready.

I'll, uh... Whoo!

Sure is nippy out there.

I'll get him. Make yourself at home.

"Make myself at home."


- Oh, hey, Buck.

- Hey.

I'm making breakfast.

Do you want anything to eat?

Oh, no, thanks, Linda.

I stopped at McDonald's on the way.

Oh, don't tell Jaden. He'll be mad

you didn't bring him a McGriddle.

You making bacon?

Man fuel.

That's what I've been waiting for.

Mmm! Thank you so much.

I need to talk to you about Jaden.

What? What is it?

He's been acting out a lot.

If I so much as ask him about school,

he gets upset and plays his video game

and he won't say a

word to me all night.

Getting held back last year

really messed with his head.

It's the teachers' fault.

I mean, everybody knows

that Jaden's not good with tests.

He's a visual learner, like me.

He's not a visual learner, Greg.

He's a regular learner.

I didn't mean it that way. He's

attracted to things like movies--

He's a regular learner.

Leave it alone.

- Hi, Dad.

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Jody Hill

Jody Hill is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. In 2006, he directed, co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in his first film The Foot Fist Way, which he based on his experience as a Taekwondo black belt and instructor. His follow-up film, Observe and Report, stars Seth Rogen and was released on April 10, 2009. Hill is also co-creator, director and executive producer of the HBO series Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals. more…

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