R | | Action, Biography, Drama
A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.
When he first read the script, Matthew McConaughey thought it was the most exciting Civil War story he'd ever come across. He knew immediately that he wanted to play Newton Knight. With McConaughey on board, financing quickly fell into place.
Tax collectors are coming around here taking everything. We'll have nothing for the winter.
Newton Knight: Girls, do you know how to shoot one of these?
When the plantation owner comes back home after the war and walks through the front door you can see a thermostat on the wall to his left.
$7,572,206 (USA) (26 June 2016)
$20,758,378 (USA) (22 July 2016)
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