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Out of the Furnace | 2013 | Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana

Gritty crime thriller. Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Forest Whitaker are among the ensemble cast of Scott Cooper’s second feature.

Set in the bleak town of North Braddock, Pennsylvania, during the 2008 economic crash, where it seems the choice is: work at the floundering steel mill, or turn to crime. Russell (Bale) represents the former, his brother Rodney (Affleck) the latter. As Russell tries to help Iraq veteran Rodney out of his gambling debts, a shocking incident results in him being sent to jail.

Emerging years later, Russell’s world is in tatters: his girlfriend Lena (Saldana) is in a relationship with the town’s police chief Wesley (Whitaker) and Rodney is making money bare-knuckle boxing, which has seen him get in deep with sleazy bar owner John Petty (Dafoe). Now Russell must try to rebuild his own life, and also his brother’s.

cast
Christian Bale as Russell Baze
Zoe Saldana as Lena Taylor
Woody Harrelson as Harlan DeGroat
Sam Shepard as Gerald ‘Red’ Baze
Willem Dafoe as John Petty
Forest Whitaker as Chief Wesley Barnes
Casey Affleck as Rodney Baze Jr.
Boyd Holbrook as Tattooed Guy
Tom Bower as Dan Dugan
Gordon Michaels as Bergen County Officer
Jack Erdie as Meth Guy
Charles David Richards as Chaplain
Bingo O’Malley as Rodney Baze Sr.
Dendrie Taylor as DeGroat’s Date
Nancy Mosser as Woman at Drive In
Carl Ciarfalio as Man at Drive In
Bobby Wolfe as Dwight Van Dunk
Corey Rieger as Skinny Guy
Jason Greear as Undercover Cop
Tommy Lafitte as Priest
Georin Aquila as Prisoner (uncredited)
Matt Baker as Cletus (uncredited)
Todd Bobenrieth as Steel Worker (uncredited)
Ryan C. Bogdewic as Steven Jones – Prisoner 2011756 (uncredited)
Zachary Bolen as Jackson White (uncredited)
Lonell R. Childred as Prisoner (uncredited)
Carl Clemons as Cooch (uncredited)
Julian Curi as Inmate (uncredited)
Dicky Eklund Jr. as Dealer Friend (uncredited)
Joe Fishel as Prison Guard (uncredited)
Vito Grassi as Gang Member (uncredited)
John W. Iwanonkiw as Steelworker (uncredited)
William Kania as Bar Patron (uncredited)
Mark Kubr as SWAT Team (uncredited)
Efka Kvaraciejus as Brady (uncredited)
Tiffany Sander McKenzie as Civilian (uncredited)
James Quinn as Lewis Doty – Prisoner 4732P1946B (uncredited)
Brenna Roth as Meth Girl (uncredited)
Aaron Toney as Jerome (uncredited)

crew
Production Design: Thérèse Deprez
Art Direction: Gary Kosko
Set Decoration: Merissa Lombardo
Director Of Photography: Masanobu Takayanagi
Makeup Department Head: Ken Diaz
Costume Design: Kurt And Bart
Key Costumer: Wendy M. Craig
Hair Department Head: Karen Lovell
Key Hair Stylist: Geri Mataya
Key Makeup Artist: Heather Mages
Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Michael Mills
Director: Scott Cooper
Editor: David Rosenbloom
Producer: Leonardo Dicaprio
Producer: Tony Scott
Producer: Ridley Scott
Casting: Ronna Kress
Producer: Michael Costigan
Producer: Ryan Kavanaugh
Producer: Jennifer Killoran
Production Supervisor: Jennifer Madeloff
Music: Dickon Hinchliffe
Screenplay: Scott Cooper
Screenplay: Brad Ingelsby

USA | 116 minutes | 2013

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