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Lawless (2012)  link to Lawless on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 803

poster Lawless

IMDb Rating:
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7.3/10 (215266 votes)

Country: USA, 116 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director(s): John Hillcoat

Video Codec: Unknown

In 1931, in Franklin County, Virginia, Forrest Bondurant is a legend as immortal after surviving the war. Together with his brothers Howard and the coward Jack, the Bondurant family has a distillery and bootlegging business. When the corrupt District Attorney Mason Wardell arrives in Franklin with the unscrupulous Special Deputy Charles Rakes, the Bondurant family refuses to pay the required bribe to the authorities. Rakes pursues the brothers and unsuccessfully tries to find their distillery. Meanwhile Forrest hires the waitress Maggie, a woman with a hidden past in Chicago, and they fall in love with each other. Jack courts the preacher's daughter Bertha Minnix and deals a great load of alcoholic liquor with the powerful gangster Floyd Banner. Jack shows off in Franklin attracting the attention of Rakes that finds the location of their distillery. When he kills the crippled Cricket Pete, the locals join forces to face the corrupt authorities.



photo Shia LaBeouf Shia LaBeouf Jack Bondurant
photo Tom Hardy Tom Hardy Forrest Bondurant
photo Jason Clarke Jason Clarke Howard Bondurant
photo Guy Pearce Guy Pearce Charley Rakes
photo Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain Maggie Beaufort

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1