Hell or High Water

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s farm in West Texas.

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Marcus Hamilton: Jeff Bridges
  • Toby Howard: Chris Pine
  • Tanner Howard: Ben Foster
  • Alberto Parker: Gil Birmingham
  • Debbie Howard: Marin Ireland
  • Billy Rayburn: Kevin Rankin
  • Elsie: Dale Dickey
  • Mr. Clauson: William Sterchi
  • Olney Teller: Kristen Berg
  • Jenny Ann: Katy Mixon
  • Old Man: Buck Taylor
  • Rancher: Keith Meriweather
  • Vernon Teller: Amber Midthunder
  • Archer City Deputy: Jackamoe Buzzell
  • Bank Manager: Joe Berryman
  • Cowboy: Taylor Sheridan
  • Vernon PD Officer: Howard Ferguson Jr.
  • Vernon Diner Waitress: Debrianna Mansini
  • Old Timer: Paul Howard Smith
  • Gas Station Thug #1: Nathaniel Augustson
  • Gas Station Thug #2: Ariel Holmes
  • Casino Window Teller: Marie A. Kohl
  • Dealer: Jim Burleson
  • Bear: Gregory Cruz
  • Hooker: Melanie Papalia
  • Casino Window Teller #2: Kim Gleason
  • Clerk: Alma Sisneros
  • Waitress: Margaret Bowman
  • Buster: Ivan Brutsche
  • Justin Howard: John-Paul Howard
  • Local: Kevin Wiggins
  • Road Block Trooper: Dylan Kenin
  • Reporter: Nicole Brady
  • Loan Officer: Dick Christie
  • Ranger Margaret: Heidi Sulzman
  • Randy Howard: Christopher W. Garcia
  • Casino Patron (uncredited): Richard Beal
  • Woman at Casino (uncredited): Crystal Gonzales
  • Casino Pit Boss (uncredited): Ricky Lee
  • Neighbor (uncredited): Lora Martinez-Cunningham
  • Colman Resident (uncredited): Martin Palmer
  • Ranger (uncredited): Terry Dale Parks
  • Casino Patron (uncredited): J. Nathan Simmons
  • Trooper Bruno (uncredited): Danny Winn

Film Crew:

  • Director: David Mackenzie
  • Director of Photography: Giles Nuttgens
  • Production Design: Tom Duffield
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Frank Gaeta
  • Executive Producer: Gigi Pritzker
  • Producer: Sidney Kimmel
  • Producer: Peter Berg
  • Casting: Richard Hicks
  • Original Music Composer: Nick Cave
  • Original Music Composer: Warren Ellis
  • Co-Producer: Dylan Tarason
  • Executive Producer: John Penotti
  • Producer: Julie Yorn
  • Executive Producer: Rachel Shane
  • Casting: Jo Edna Boldin
  • Set Decoration: Wilhelm Pfau
  • Visual Effects Producer: Dave Kim
  • Co-Producer: Kathryn Dean
  • Executive Producer: Jim Tauber
  • ADR & Dubbing: Paulette Victor-Lifton
  • Costume Design: Malgosia Turzanska
  • Art Direction: Steve Cooper
  • Makeup Artist: Janeen Schreyer
  • Writer: Taylor Sheridan
  • Music Editor: Jennifer Nash
  • Makeup Artist: Tarra D. Day
  • Hair Department Head: Mary Hedges Lampert
  • Dialogue Editor: Harrison Meyle
  • Visual Effects Producer: Eric A. Kohler
  • Editor: Jake Roberts
  • Set Dresser: Scott Christopher Clark
  • Costume Supervisor: Leila Heise
  • Visual Effects Producer: Dane Allan Smith
  • Digital Intermediate: Matt Blackshear
  • Script Supervisor: Jean-Paul Chreky
  • Steadicam Operator: Beau Chaput
  • Foley: Guy Francoeur
  • Set Dresser: James Duddy
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Daniel Holt
  • Casting Associate: Marie A. Kohl
  • Producer: Carla Hacken
  • Co-Producer: Mark Mikutowicz
  • Foley: Steve LeSieur
  • Hairstylist: Reyna Robinson
  • Digital Intermediate: Corinne Bogdanowicz
  • First Assistant Editor: Eric Kench
  • Casting Associate: Chris Redondo
  • Executive Producer: Braden Aftergood
  • Art Department Coordinator: Mindy J. Cole
  • Construction Coordinator: David Shauger
  • Armorer: John Navarro
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Robyn MacKenzie
  • Set Costumer: Jane Day
  • Seamstress: Karen Billard
  • Gaffer: Jeremy Antonio Oliver
  • Rigging Gaffer: Neil Solberg
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Joyce Au
  • Makeup Department Head: Karla Muenze
  • Set Dresser: Chris Painter

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: **Early bird gets the worm.**

    From the British director of ‘Starred Up’ fame, it was like another ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’. Feels like a modern western kind, because of where this story takes place, I mean Texas. There’s no digital world like phones, computers et cetera, just an old fashioned storytelling. This is the story of two brothers and their series of bank robbery job. They are doing it for a reason, but on the other end, two cops make their effort to find who they are and nab them red handed. So when they meet, that’s where the story gets to its end part.

    It has a strong opening, then slows down. Actually, it was approached like a classic crime film, which mean no high-tech. The story was a one liner, but the events in that story were extended. A simple screenplay, yet very effective presented on the screen. Of course the story ends with this film, but feels like there’s more. It is very unlikely, though I’m thinking of a sequel.

    The people will remember this film for Ben Foster and Chris Pine. One of the best duo on the screen. Easily one of the best films of the year, but just it is a different theme and genre. I watched it not knowing the meaning of the title, and then I googled it. It is nothing like a must see, but I believe that you might regret if you miss it or delay your watch. So I suggest you make a right choice.


  • AstroNoud: A strong neo-Western that gets everything right, with good pacing, a simple but effective screenplay, great cinematography, sneaky humor and a solid cast.


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