All Hat

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All Hat
All Hat.jpg
Directed by Leonard Farlinger
Produced by Jennifer Jonas
Written by Brad Smith (Novel and screenplay)
Starring Luke Kirby
Stephen McHattie
Keith Carradine
Noam Jenkins
Lisa Ray
Rachael Leigh Cook
Music by Bill Frisell
Cinematography Paul Sarossy
Edited by Glenn Berman
Production
company
New Real Films
Distributed by Odeon Films (Canada)
Screen Media Ventures
Release date
September 11, 2007 (Toronto International Film Festival)
May 27, 2008 (US DVD)
Running time
89 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $CAD5,000,000
Box office $15,198

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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

All Hat was filmed in several Canadian locations:

Release and reception[edit]

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.[1]

All Hat earned only $15,198 on a budget of $CAD5,000,000.[2]

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