We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
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Director Simon HawkinsYear 2013
Billy Joe is a Texan teen who earns his living on a cotton farm. It's only a matter of weeks before his best friends Sue and Bobby leave the town to attend college but Billy Joe wants to give them one last weekend to remember on a Corpus Christi party bender. Strapped for cash, he foolishly robs a stack of cash from the safe in the office of his ruthless boss Giff, but the next time he sees him, he's beating the almighty hell out of one of the Mexican workers accusing him of being the thief. Billy is forced to come clean, but immediately puts his and his friends' lives at risk. The only thing they can do to save themselves is embark on a reckless mission to rob some local money-launderers in order to pay back the money, because if they don't, they'll have a furious gangster named Big Red to answer to.
'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place' is a gritty crime drama that is, in some ways, a coming-of-age story. It is the feature film directorial debut of Simon Hawkins and Zeke Hawkins, and also serves as writer Dutch Southern's first screenplay. It made its spectacular premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.
Starring: Mark Pellegrino, Mackenzie Davis, William Devane, Juliana Lynn Edwards, Jon Gries, Logan Huffman, Jeremy Allen White