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Butcher’s Crossing

  Gabe Polsky

  United States     105 minutes


Looking for adventure in the wild west, Harvard-educated blue-blood Will Andrews (Fred Hechinger) arrives wide-eyed in the hardscrabble Kansas town of Butcher’s Crossing. Soon after, he meets up with an impassioned buffalo hunter (the sensationally intense Nicolas Cage), who offers him the chance of a lifetime—to join an epic expedition for the biggest hunt of all time. But as they venture into the sweeping unknown of the American Rockies, their journey begins to unravel in a testosterone-fueled downward spiral of ego, obsession, and greed. In this compelling neo-Western, Chicago native and Festival alumnus Gabe Polsky (Red Army, In Search of Greatness) takes his brilliant cast of characters on a savage odyssey that evokes The Treasure of Sierra Madre by way of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

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Film Credits

  •   Gabe Polsky, Molly Conners, Amanda Bowers, Will Clarke, Andy Mayson
  •   Gabe Polsky, Liam Satre Meloy
  •   Nick Pezzillo
  •   Tessla Hastings
  •   David Gallego
  •   Nicolas Cage, Fred Hechinger, Rachel Keller, Xander Berkeley, Jeremy Bobb, Paul Raci
  •   Leo Birenberg
  •   Richard J. Berthy, Jane Oster Sinisi, William V. Bromiley, Shanan Becker, Jonathan Saba, Ness Saban, Gursharn Khaira, Mike Runagall, Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Andrea Scarso, Alan Polsky
  •   Gabriel Polsky Productions, Altitude Films Sales, Phiphen Pictures