Uncle John

Synopsis: John is a kindly, well-liked old man in a small rural town. John has just killed a man named Dutch. Dutch had done a lot of bad things to a lot of nice people. Nobody in town would think to implicate John - nobody but Danny, Dutch's violent drunk of a brother. John's nephew Ben arrives from Chicago on an impromptu trip to his hometown as his uncle struggles to evade Danny's growing suspicions and looming threats. In this masterfully acted tale of small-town intrigue, one man's need for revenge may cost many more their lives.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Steven Piet
Production: Filmbluff
  6 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

Matthew 5:
17 begins,

"do not think that I came to

destroy the law of the prophets."

I did not come to destroy them,

but to fulfill them.

Because I tell all of you

with certainty

that until heaven and earth


not one letter

or one stroke of a letter

will disappear from the law

"until everything

has been accomplished."

Hell... fire.

Those two words...

"Hell fire"...

Came from Jesus's lips directly.

The son of god spoke them,

and there is no

misunderstanding him.

He spoke them as two words...

"Hell fire."

So as to be perfectly

crystal clear on what he means,

he is describing the place,


But there is a problem

at work today, a mortal problem,

and we are not talking about it.

Jesus spoke those two words...

"Hell fire"...

And nobody

wants to hear about it.

We are comforted by Jesus

the savior, Jesus the healer.

God who sent his only son

down to earth itself

to sacrifice himself for us,

and we feel good

when we repeat those stories.

We fold our hands in thanks

and then move about our lives

as though all is fine,

but we do not want to think

about those actual words.

You can walk this earth

and claim

he is in you all you want,

but you will be judged

on your actions.

Hell is real. It does exist.

Hell fire... simply spoken,

and praise be to god for it.

And if you don't want

to think about that,

you need to be ready.

We are all going to die,

every one of us.

It could be in 80 years.

Could be

right outside those doors.

It does not matter.

We all stand before him

for our judgment.

You need to think about

where you are going to wake up.

Are you ready?

In Jesus' name we pray, amen.

You can be seated.

- Going to coffee, yeah?

- What's that?

You headed to coffee?

Well, um...

I was thinking about it,

but I got a couple of things

to do today.

Maybe catch you up

for the afternoon round.

All right.

Might see you later, then, yeah.



Yeah. Yeah, good, good.


Yeah, yeah.

Say, uh, I'm gonna be burning

over at the quarry

and stuff today.

And, uh...

Yeah, no, no.

I just don't want

you two worrying

and come

rushing over there again.

Yeah, yeah.

Oh, well,

not that much stuff yet,

but you know, I had such a heck

of a time with that big pile

last time that, uh, you know,

I just thought I'd take care

of it today.


Yeah, yeah.

I follow, yeah.

Yeah, what do you got?

Oh, okay.

Yeah, yeah,

you could throw it on there,


Well, you are not messing

around anymore, are you?

Yeah, well, I'm too old

to mess around anymore.

Just toss on a lot of gas

up front and kick on back.

All right,

we'll get to kicking back.

I won't be a minute.

That log

looks pretty good over there.

Why don't you take a seat,


and there's these apple

turnovers Mary baked up today.

Why don't you enjoy those?

Good lord, I love that woman.

I apologize, Dale, but I do.

All right, well, go grab a seat.

All right.

- John, hey!

- Yeah.

- You all right?

- Yeah, why?

Your leg, is it bleeding?


Oh, must have caught

myself on something.

You sure? Let's take a look.

Yeah, I'm fine.

I'll check it out later.


And thank Mary for me.

You know what I'm saying?

If I don't feed 'em...

Oh, you don't get a check?

Oh, okay.

You know,

there's someone at home.

- Hey, miss Jenkins.

- Better put that on hold.

You have to call

that 1-800 number on the back.

- I left a note.

- I don't care about that.

I need your I.D. And his I.D.

I left a note.

I don't care about the exits,




It integrates your muscles

rather than isolates them.


Bow fitness workout system

transforms your body's

vulnerabilities into strengths.


It's actually surprisingly hard.

What's another one?

All right, try this one.

Hold your arm like this.


And do a squat.

Uh, nope.

Yeah, well, I mean,

why don't you buy a gym

membership or something, man?

That's the first thing I did

when Claire and I broke up.

You guys broke up?

- Yeah, before the wedding.

- Hmm.

For about a year.

Yeah, I thought it was gonna

be all party in the USA,

and just ended up

watching a lot of netflix.

- I believe it.

- And porn.


Yeah, I was just thinking

about all the old porno

I used to watch.

Like old, actual old porno?

Yeah, vintage stuff.

How old?

I can't remember.

There's so much of it.

Just a blur of flesh?

- Yep.

- Nice.


Anyway, I looked good.

I had the d'Angelo lines.

Yeah, what was that song?

I don't know. I can't remember.

Google it.

Oh, it was "brown sugar"?

I'm pretty sure it wasn't.

No, it was "brown sugar."

- No, trust me on this.

- No, it was "brown sugar."

- No.

- Mm-hmm.

Okay, thanks.

Um... as you have undoubtedly

figured out by now,

we've brought on

a new junior producer.

Miss Katelyn Barnes.


She comes to us fresh

from New York City.

So make her feel at home.

She's so cute.

She's gonna be working you guys

into the ground soon enough,

so now's your chance

to make friends.

Welcome, Katelyn.

So, Beth, what's the cake?

Real cake?

God damn it.

You know, vegan cake

is not real cake.

Cake needs eggs.

Just keep your voice down.

- Cake needs butter.

- I know.

Gracias. Mm-hmm.


I don't know why I'm doing this.


I'm slowly killing myself.

Eat the cake.

Just eat the frosting, then.

- Yeah.

- Better?

Unhunh, worse.

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