Daltry Calhoun

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Daltry Calhoun
Daltry Calhoun film.jpg
Directed byKatrina Holden Bronson
Produced byDanielle Renfrew
Quentin Tarantino
Written byKatrina Holden Bronson
StarringJohnny Knoxville
Juliette Lewis
Elizabeth Banks
Kick Gurry
David Koechner
Sophie Traub
James Parks
Andrew Prine
Music byJohn Swihart
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • September 25, 2005 (2005-09-25)
Running time
84 min.

Daltry Calhoun is a 2005 comedy-drama film, written and directed by Katrina Holden Bronson and produced by Danielle Renfrew, Erica Steinberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Todd King. It stars Johnny Knoxville as the lead character; Daltry Calhoun, Elizabeth Banks as Daltry's ex-girlfriend, Sophie Traub as his estranged daughter, and David Koechner as Daltry's friend.


Within a small town in Tennessee, seed and sod entrepreneur Daltry Calhoun is a local celebrity who has made a name for himself by selling locally produced turf to many of the nation's most exclusive golf courses, and his television spots are well-liked by viewers across town.

Daltry's ex-girlfriend arrives unannounced with their teenage daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy. She confides that her terminal illness has forced her to seek him out in hopes that he can care for their daughter after she is gone. Despite the early success of Daltry's business and the popularity of his commercials, Daltry's career has become unstable and he's forced to liquidate his assets in hopes of salvaging what he can. Now, faced with much adversity, Daltry vows to make up for lost time by doing right in the eyes of his family and community, caring for his distant daughter, and all the while getting his business back on track.[1]

  • Tagline: Proudly spreading his seeds across America.

Film location[edit]

Though the film was shot in Maury County, Tennessee, the film's setting is Ducktown, Tennessee - a small town located in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Tennessee along the border of North Carolina. It has been argued however, that the setting was actually intended to be a small community called Duck River, Tennessee located just outside of Maury County just across the county line of adjacent Hickman County, Tennessee. The Duck River at 284 miles long, is the longest river contained entirely in the state of Tennessee and winds through many counties including Maury and Hickman. It has been suggested that rather than name an actual town, the movie makers chose a variation on the name, not realizing the new name was an actual town located in the very same state.[2]

Reception and box office[edit]

Daltry Calhoun received mostly negative reviews from critics, ultimately receiving a 7% score from Rotten Tomatoes and a 30% score from Metacritic.[3]

While the film's budget was about $3 million[4], upon release, it had run in a total of only 13 theaters worldwide. It made a total of $7,758 in sales during its opening weekend and earned $12,551 in Total Lifetime Gross[5]. This resulted in a loss of about $2.9 million.


  1. ^ "Daltry Calhoun". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Official critic scores from iMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic". Google.com. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Estimated budget for Daltry Calhoun". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Total Box Office sales". BoxOfficeMojo. BoxOfficeMojo. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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