Small Town Saturday Night

January 3rd, 2010


Small Town Saturday Night

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Just days before leaving for Nashville, Rhett Ryan discovers that the desire to follow his dream conflicts with his desire to be with the woman he loves...

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.0/10 (317 voted)

Director: Ryan Craig

Stars: Shawn Christian, Chris Pine, Bre Blair

Just days before leaving for Nashville, Rhett Ryan discovers that the desire to follow his dream conflicts with his desire to be with the woman he loves. While Samantha does love the singer-songwriter, she starts to realize what's best for her daughter and their future may not be what's best for him. Tommy Carson works around the clock to keep the peace in Prospect, but Donny, who is on a downward spiral, makes this even more difficult for the deputy. And Les just wants to fit in with his big brother's friends, but his overbearing mother desperately wants him to stand out. The subtle interconnections of these character's lives will bring them all closer together, culminating in Rhett's final performance.

Shawn Christian - Tommy Carson
Chris Pine - Rhett Ryan
Bre Blair - Samantha Carson
Kali Majors - Megan Carson
John Hawkes - Donnie Carson
Lin Shaye - Phyllis Ryan
Adam Hendershott - Les Ryan
Octavia Spencer - Rhonda Dooley
Brent Briscoe - Travis Perkins
Muse Watson - Charlie Carson
Bill McKenzie - Herb
Damara Reilly - Carla
Mike Lutgen - Rodney
Scott Michael Campbell - Dwayne Murphy
Ryan Craig - Wade Jefferies


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Cedar Pines Park, California, USA

Did You Know?

The entire movie takes place within a Saturday.

User Review

Intense Small Town Kaleidoscope

Rating: 8/10

Is everybody too busy watching "Inglorious Avatars" to see this fine piece of Indie film-making? It would be a pity - because they'd be missing a real cinematic treat. The film begins at dawn in the small mountain town of Prospect as a promising young country musician prepares for one last gig at the town bar before he heads for Nashville to see if he's got what it takes in the larger world. As the day unfolds we meet various other citizens of the town - the regretful sheriff, his estranged wife, an alcoholic father, an overweight brother, an ex-con troublemaker, an overbearing mother and several more of their acquaintances. Their stories mingle in an varied mix of compact narratives, most of which are concerned with the relationships of parents and their children - some of them sentimental in tone, and others which are full of cold cruelty and pain. An excellent cast portrays these interesting characters with truth and intensity, even as cinematographer Matt Kovalakides captures their high-country summer world with such skill that one can smell the pine resin. Everything about this film speaks of a well-balanced team effort. Nobody in cast or crew seems to put a foot wrong, and the characters and their stories are worthy of the dedication and sacrifice. By the time night falls over Prospect, a discerning audience might well feel they got more bang for their buck than if they'd seen a dozen self-important, hundred-million-dollar blockbusters.


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