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Hick (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  11 May 2012 (USA)
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A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kid #1
Male Barfly
Lux (as Robert J. Stephenson)
Leon Lamar ...
Jonathan Cornick ...
Cop #2 (as Jon Cornick)
Brian Avery Galligan ...
Michael G. Jefferson ...
Flannel Drunk (as Michael Jefferson)


A young teenage girl escapes her life in Nebraska and her alcoholic parents, taking a pistol along for the ride. Along the way she meets Glenda, who takes her under her wing. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Trouble travels together


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing content involving a teen, violence, drug use, language and drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caipira  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kirsten Dunst was cast as Glenda, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced by Blake Lively. See more »


[first lines]
Male student: Bar baby.
Female student: Yeah, I heard she was born in a bar.
Luli McMullen: You could shake your knuckles at the sky. You could get mad and say I don't got nothing. You could get stuck.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Why Can't He Be You
Written by Hank Cochran
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Nashville
Under License from Universal Music Enterprise
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A good but tough watch.
16 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Out of all the movies I've seen this far in life, this has been one of the toughest so far. The screenplay was amazing. The casting was perfect. The plot was entertaining. BUT; in the end of it all, it's really hard to watch a young 13 year old girl go through so much pain at just that young age. It's a tough watch because this young girl has an awful life and tries her hardest to get away from it all but on the way to get away she gets caught up in some real adult places and situations that are quite disturbing for such a young girl. Hick is a good film, that is, if you like indie/rebel movies. There's a lot of good things/qualities in this film but, again, it's tough to watch. So because of all that I gave this a 6 out of 10. Keep in mind, this is a very believable story so it may be hard for some people to watch. It is the worth the time to watch but bare in mind that it is rated R for a good reason.

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