|Directed by||Leonard Farlinger|
|Produced by||Jennifer Jonas|
|Written by||Brad Smith (Novel and screenplay)|
Rachael Leigh Cook
|Music by||Bill Frisell|
|Edited by||Glenn Berman|
New Real Films
|Distributed by||Odeon Films (Canada)
Screen Media Ventures
|September 11, 2007 (Toronto International Film Festival)
May 27, 2008 (US DVD)
All Hat is a 2007 Canadian western comedy film directed by Leonard Farlinger, written by Brad Smith (who also wrote the novel of the same name), and starring Luke Kirby, Keith Carradine, Noam Jenkins, and Lisa Ray.
Ray Dokes (Luke Kirby), is fresh out of prison. Returning home, he discovers the countryside of his youth transformed. Urban development crawls across the pastoral fields like a rash. Determined to stay out of trouble, Ray heads to the farm of his old friend Pete (Keith Carradine), a Texan cowboy, whose debts are growing faster than his corn.
Sonny Stanton (Noam Jenkins), the heir to a thoroughbred dynasty, is buying the entire concession of farmland to build a golf course. One of the farms he’s after belongs to Etta Parr (Lisa Ray), Ray’s old flame. Seems she’s the only one brave enough to stand in Sonny’s way
Ray hooks up with Chrissie Nugent (Rachael Leigh Cook), a kick-ass jockey and tries to steer clear of Sonny. When a million-dollar thoroughbred goes missing from the Stanton Stables, Sonny gets desperate and forces the sale of the community’s remaining farms. Ray reacts by coming up with a scheme to stop Sonny once and for all. One false move will land Ray back in jail.
- Luke Kirby as Ray Dokes
- Stephen McHattie as Earl Stanton
- Keith Carradine as Pete Culpepper
- Noam Jenkins as Sonny Stanton
- Lisa Ray as Etta Parr
- Rachael Leigh Cook as Chrissie Nugent
- David Alpay as Paulie Stanton
- Ernie Hudson as Jackson Jones
- Joel Keller as Dean Calder
- Graham Greene as Jim Burns
- Gary Farmer as Billy Caan
- Michelle Nolden as Gena Stanton
All Hat was filmed in several Canadian locations:
Release and reception
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The film was released in Canada by means of the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2007 and had a more wider release on April 19, 2008 in Okanagan. The film was direct-to-DVD in North America on May 27, 2008.