Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Aaron Harvey|
|Produced by||Megan Ellison
|Screenplay by||Aaron Harvey|
Deborah Ann Woll
|Edited by||Richard Byard|
|Distributed by||Anchor Bay Films|
Catch .44 is a 2011 American action Mexican Standoff film starring Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Malin Åkerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll and Brad Dourif. The film is written and directed by Aaron Harvey.
Three women, Tes, Dawn and Kara, work for Mel, a drug boss. Mel tells them to intercept a truck driver bringing rival drugs to a diner at night. The women wait for the driver at the diner, but when they fail to see the driver, they draw guns on the staff and customers of the diner and demand to know if anyone knows who the driver is. A shootout ends in a standoff between Tes and Billy, the cook, who also works for Mel. Soon, Ronny, another associate of Mel, enters the diner. Billy recognizes Ronny and fears he was sent to kill him. The standoff ends with more gunshots, after which Mel arrives at the diner and finds Ronny alive. Mel shoots Ronny but Tes, who is also alive, shoots Mel and escapes.
- Malin Åkerman as Tes
- Nikki Reed as Kara
- Deborah Ann Woll as Dawn
- Forest Whitaker as Ronny
- Bruce Willis as Mel
- Shea Whigham as Billy
- Jimmy Lee Jr. as Jesse
- Brad Dourif as Sheriff Connors
- Jill Stokesberry as Francine
- P.J. Marshall as Deputy
- Dan Silver as Business Man David
- Michael Rosenbaum as Brandon
- Edrick Browne as Devon
- Uncredited female as Darla
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Shooting started on July 8, 2010 in Louisiana, and lasted 20 days.
Early on, there were several changes to the cast, particularly within the female lead roles. Maggie Grace was originally attached to play Tes, and Lauren German was attached to play Kara, however both women had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Laura Ramsey was also considered for the role of Dawn.
After Malin Åkerman signed on to play Tes, Bruce Willis and Forest Whitaker were attached to the film. Lizzy Caplan and Kate Mara were then brought on as Dawn and Kara, respectively. However, a few days later, Caplan was replaced with Deborah Ann Woll for the role of Dawn. Mara dropped out the movie as well, due to scheduling conflicts, and was replaced by Nikki Reed, thus completing the cast.
The film features art by Dallas-based artist Elisa Guardiola.
- "Anchor Bay takes Annapurna, Benaroya, Emmett's Catch .44". screendaily.com. 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2011-05-22.