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Homefront is a 2013 American action thriller film directed by Gary Fleder, screenplay written by Sylvester Stallone and released nationwide in theaters on November 27. Based on the 2005 novel Homefront by Chuck Logan, the film stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, and Kate Bosworth. Filming began on October 1, 2012 in New Orleans.
Two years after raiding a methamphetamine laboratory owned by biker gang boss Danny T, Phil Broker retires from the DEA and moves to a small Louisiana town with his daughter Maddy. One day, Maddy gets into a schoolyard fight with a bully named Teddy Klum, and Broker is called to her school. As they prepare to return home, Teddy s mother, Cassie, instigates a fight between her husband and Broker, which Broker wins easily. Enraged, Cassie later asks her brother Gator, a drug manufacturer, to intimidate Broker. Broker s friend Teedo warns him that the locals might engage in an old-school feud.
While Broker and Maddy go horseback riding, Gator breaks into their house where he finds old DEA personnel files; he discovers that Broker was responsible for Danny T s arrest, which resulted in the death of Danny T s son. Hoping to expand his influence, Gator tips off Danny T, who sends members of his gang to kill Broker. Meanwhile, Broker attempts to smooth over the situation with Teddy s family, and Maddy invites Teddy to her birthday party. As tensions between the two families slowly ease, Gator warns Cassie to stay away from Broker.
Broker s DEA contacts warn him that Gator may be involved with Danny T. Broker then heads to Gator s meth lab and sabotages it, but he is subdued and tortured by Gator s thugs. Broker manages to escape and defeat his captors, but before he and Maddy can leave town, the gang members arrive. Though Broker ambushes and kills most of the gang members, Teedo is critically injured while helping Broker and Maddy escape. Meanwhile, Gator’s girlfriend Sheryl forces Maddy to leave with her; Maddy uses her cell phone to call Broker and from her descriptions, Broker realizes that she has been taken to Gator s meth lab.
Cassie arrives at Gator s warehouse after hearing news of the gunfight, and discovers Maddy there before accidentally setting off Broker s booby trap. Disgusted with her brother, Cassie attempts to flee with Maddy, leading to a struggle in which Gator accidentally shoots Cassie. Gator then flees with Maddy in his truck, with Broker in hot pursuit. When Broker crashes his car, Gator prepares to shoot him but is distracted by Maddy whom he then attempts to force back into his truck. Taking advantage of the distraction, Broker frees himself, and savagely beats Gator before reuniting with Maddy. Gator and Sheryl are arrested, while Teedo and Cassie are taken to the hospital. Broker later visits Danny T in prison, letting him know that he will be around when Danny T is eventually released.
- Jason Statham as Phil Broker / Mason Christopher M.C. Dalton
- James Franco as Morgan Gator Bodine
- Winona Ryder as Sheryl Marie Mott
- Marcus Hester as Jimmy Klum
- Kate Bosworth as Cassie Bodine Klum
- Chuck Zito as Danny Danny T Turrie
- Linds Edwards as Joe JoJo Turrie
- Frank Grillo as Cyrus Hanks
- Clancy Brown as Sheriff Keith Rodrigue
- Izabela Vidovic as Maddy Broker
- Rachelle Lefevre as Susan Hetch
- Christa Campbell as Lydia
- Stuart Greer as Lewis
- Owen Harn as Clay
- Omar Benson Miller as Teedo
- Pruitt Taylor Vince as Werks
- Austin Craig as Teddy Klum
- Christopher Alan Weaver as Terry
- Craig Stark as Cook
- Nicole Andrews as Mrs. Etherby
- Amin Joseph as Lead DEA Agent
- Lance E. Nichols as Senator DEA Agent
- Greg Sproles as Hitman #1
- Luke Hawx as Hitman #2
- Willie Weber as Hitman #3
- Michael Papajohn as Hitman #4
- Ron Surels as Hitman #5
- Michelle Celeste Assil as Michelle, Biker Chick (uncredited)
- Steffie Grote as Dancer (uncredited)
- Michelle McClendon as Tattoo Girl (uncredited)
- Michael Koske as Sam Willard (uncredited)
- Jamie Mackey as Herself (uncredited)
The screenplay was written by Sylvester Stallone based on the novel of the same name by writer Chuck Logan.
It was originally intended as a starring role for Stallone but he passed on the role to Statham staying on as producer.
Homefront grossed $6.9 million in its opening weekend, finishing in 5th place. It finished its theatrical run with a total gross of $51.7 million, against its $22 million production budget.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 42% based on 118 reviews, with an average rating of 4.97/10. The site s critical consensus states: While it boasts a capable cast, the disappointingly dull Homefront hearkens back to classic action thrillers without adding anything to the genre. On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 40 out of 100, based on 35 critics, indicating mixed or average reviews . Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of B on an A+ to F scale.
Scott Foundas of Variety magazine notes the reliable presence of Statham, but blames director Gary Fleder for making an incoherent jumble of most of the action scenes . He calls Bosworth s performance the film s greatest surprise , and Franco s performance as its biggest disappointment . Foundas calls the film surprisingly joyless and less than the sum of its parts.
|Plot||A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.|
|Awards||Awards, 1 nomination|
|Writers||Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Logan|
|Stars||Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder|
|Produced by||René Besson,Boaz Davidson,Mark Gill,Douglas Hansen,Avi Lerner,Danny Lerner,Matthew O Toole,Robert Ortiz,Lonnie Ramati,Trevor Short,Sylvester Stallone,James D. Stern,Kevin King Templeton,John Thompson,Les Weldon,Nicole Williams|
|Music by||Mark Isham|
|Cinematography by||Theo van de Sande|
|Film Editing by||Padraic McKinley|
|Casting By||Barbara Fiorentino|
|Production Design by||Greg Berry|
|Art Direction by||A. Todd Holland|
|Set Decoration by||Cynthia La Jeunesse|
|Costume Design by||Kelli Jones|
|Makeup Department||Kimberly Amacker,Jonny Bullard,Daina Daigle,Stacy Kelly,Jack Lazzaro,Courtney Lether,Donita Miller,Aimee Stuit,Emily Tatum,Tony Ward,Amy Wood|
|Production Management||Marjorie Ergas,Todd Gilbert,Matthew O Toole,Robert Ortiz|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||Mark E. Brown,Steve Danton,Bac DeLorme,Eric Fox Hays,Brad Martin,Nathan Parker,James Roque,John M. White|
|Art Department||Caitlin Alvarez,Richard Andreotta,Marc Baird,Brandon Barker,Jack Blanchard,Charles Bodenheimer,Andrew M. Casbon III,Shawn Copley,Richard F. Creedon,Kyle D. Curley,Colin Dennis,Richard S. Dorrity,Russ Doyle,Wendy Drapanas,Kate Forry Guanci,Jason Fraude,John Gathright,Gregory T. Geniusz,Paul Giglione,Charlie Guanci III,Charles Guanci Jr.,Chris Hall,Joseph Cassady Harris,James Johnson,Donald M. Jones,Rob Joy,Tommy Karasoulis,Nicole LaBranche,John Lamkin,John Lavis,Ken Lewis Jr.,Charles Litchfield,Henry J. Maitre III,Wesley McMurrian,Dave Merry,William Miller,Ricky Molnar,Jimmy R. Mullins,Stephen P. Noell,Grahme Perez,Brad Quintana,Robert Ramsey,Jack Reeves,Eric Ringbloom,Doug Rosenberger,Cameron Sandymeyer,Walter Schneider,Anthony Syracuse,Thomas Thorne,Lionel Toyer,Bart Travis,Stephen Turner,Brian A. Waits,Bill Walters,Jason Witts,Durel Yates|
|Sound Department||Wade Barnett,P.J. Corvus,Chris David,Brian Dunlop,Christopher Eakins,Jesse Ehredt,David Esparza,Justin Herman,Ellen Heuer,Steven Huerstel,Paul Jones,Sang Jun Kim,Kyle D. Krajewski,B.J. Lehn,Tim Limer,Brad Lokey,Travis MacKay,Erik H. Magnus,Jay Meagher,Michael Miller,Jordan O Neill,Jonathan Parham,Michael Piotrowski,A. Josh Reinhardt,Dimitrios Rongakis,Gabriel J. Serrano,Renee Tondelli,Martyn Zub,John St. Denis|
|Special Effects by||John S. Baker,Robert Benavidez,Donnie Dean,Molly Edwards,Justin B. Johnson,Matt Kutcher,Matthew James Kutcher,Mark Lowry,James Parsons,Jennifer Picard,Wayne Rowe,Kyle A. Wasserman|
|Visual Effects by||Arpine Aleksanyan,Kiril Altakov,Aaron Askew,Hyun Min Bae,Bradley M. Baxter,Mitchell Baxter,Paul Belcher,Angelina Borisowa,John Brizzi,Jarred Buck,Jordan Combs,Chris M. Cooper,Isabel Copellar,Scott Coulter,Alexandre Daigle,Fernando DeGyves,Dinko Dimov,Stanislav Draganov,Becky Emerson,Dusty Emerson,Josue Flores,Joshua Garza,Dobri Georgiev,Martin Georgiev,Sofia Gesheva-Aleksieva,James Going,Pamela B. Green,Jack Hebert,Justin Horton,Travis Howe,Milena Hristova,Eugene Iliev,Ivan Gochev Ivanov,Ivelin Ivanov,Matthew S. Jennings,Delyan Ketipov,Stanislav Kolev,Ivo Konsulov,Kalin Krumov,Athena Lawless,Ryan Littlefield,Ajoy Mani,Ivaylo Marinov,Silviya Mariyanova,Kalin Mihaylov,Petar Minov,Radoslav Misarokov,Diana Moneva,Ivaylo Naydenov,Nikola D. Nikolov,Esteban Olide,Timucin Ozger,Nikolay Pachov,Kay Kyoung Park-Kim,Emily Perla,Nick Peshunoff,Pavel Petrov,Julia Petrova,Maria Popova,Stephen H. Porter,Amy Putrynski,Sana Radeva,Andrew Sagar,Yordan Savov,Joey Scarpinatto,Dustin Scholl,Georgi Slavov,Boris Sokolov,Boyan Stoyanov,Jack Strain,Jonathan Taylor,Anton Tsolov,Eric A. Tuxen,Phoebe Upke,Alexandra Useche,Desislava Valcheva,Jarik Van Sluijs,Daniel Vasev,Petar Velitchkov,Michael Walker,Radoslav Yanudov|
|Stunts||Ted Alderman,Jon Arthur,Clayton J. Barber,Tim Bell,Grady Allen Bishop,Emily Brobst,Chris Bryant,Keith Campbell,Jay Caputo,Trace Cheramie,Edward J. Clare,Mark De Alessandro,Ashleigh Dejon,Eyad Elbitar,Danny Epper,Nick Epper,Chris J. Fanguy,Guy Fernandez,Alyssa Galpin,Jeff Galpin,Walter Garcia,Lex D. Geddings,Jenn A. Harris,Luke Hawx,Casey Hendershot,Jim Henry,Jace Jeanes,Elton LeBlanc,Oakley Lehman,Erica Linz,Brad Martin,Eddie Matthews,Daniel Norris,J.J. Perry,Freddie Poole,Kevin Reid,Eric R Salas,Felipe Savahge,Todd Schneider,Dalton Simons,Monty L. Simons,Laurie Singer,Greg Sproles,Larnell Stovall,Ronn Surels,Todd T Taylor,Matt Thompson,William Tilk,Shanna Vincent,Kevin Waterman,Kenny Waymack Jr.,Willie Weber,Chuck Zito,William Tilk|
|Camera and Electrical Department||Steven A. Adelson,Tarik Naim Alherimi,Austin Alward,Troy Anderson,Michael Applebaum,Gerald Autin,Robert Baird,Tim Bird,Nathan Borck,Danny Brazen,Victor Brunette,Ted Butler,Chip Carey,Luke Cauthern,Jack Chouchanian,Mark Clancy,Kenneth Coblentz,Justin Cooley,Duane Cooper,Richard L. Cottrell,Brian Dallas,Ferdinand Duplantier,Stephen Early,Guy Fernandez,Brouke Franklin,Brad Garris,Matthew Gaumer,Cody Gautreau,Michael Giannaccio,Mike Grace,Everett Grant,Robb W. Gunderson,Henry Guzman,Penelope Helmer,Ian Henderson,John C. Hoffler Jr.,Richard T. Hoover,Joshua Huval,Michael Jordan,Lonnie Kahoe,Gary Kelso,Michael D. Kennedy,Richard Landry,Pete Lavaty,Joshua Lilly,Kevin Lippincott,Patrick Longman,Justin M. Lubin,Kevin Luster,Duane Charles Manwiller,Raul J. Marin,Ziv Marom,Bradley Martin,Dan McKee,Aeron McKeough,Jerome Miller Jr.,E.J. Misisco,Brian Giuseppe Morena,Robert Morrison,Adrian Neri,Nick Nicolay,Josh Nobles,Joshua D. Nobles,Jaim O Neil,Paul Olinde,Jerone A. Ordon Sr.,Max Patrucco,Andy Ryan,Jimi Ryan,Tony Sansovich,Joshua Sepe,Wayne Sharp,James Allen Sheppard,Zachary Sieffert,Shawn Stone,Chad Taylor,Jonathan Terpstra,Michael Trejo,Jeffery J. Tufano,John Vinson,Ben Wachsmann,Joe Waistell,Adam Ward,Ryan Ward,Amanda Warning,Jordan Whaley,Wade Whitley,Barry Williamson,Justin Wright,Robert Zas,Steve Zeiger|
|Animation Department||Sana Radeva|
|Casting Department||Brent Caballero,Patty Connolly,Craig Fincannon,Lisa Mae Fincannon,Charlotte Gale,Adam Goodell,Jen Ingulli,Mark Sussman,Brittani Ward|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Tom Bronson,Melissa Elmer,Shonta Hylton,Sarah P. Koeppe,Brittany Lathan,Heather Rae Miller,Lexi Price,Renee Ragucci-Shelton,John H. Smith,Sheryl Smyres,Stacee Vatanapan,Lesley D. Wickham|
|Editorial Department||Susan Alexander,Jennifer Braddock,Burton Chatelain Jr.,Gus Comegys,John Daro,Darren Griffiths,David B. Hall,Brian Hayashi,George Koran,Illya Laney,Cara McKinley,Jose Parra,Jonathan Taylor,Tom Vice,Christina E. Wasell,Matthew Woolley|
|Location Management||Erin Burns,Sean J. Donnelly,Brady Flynn,Charlie French,Cedric Howard,Elston Howard,Stephen LeBlanc,David Ross McCarty,Winston McNulty,John A. Mmahat Jr.,Deven Schruff,Nick Thomas|
|Music Department||Selena Arizanovic,Greg Ballinger,Allison Cantor,Thomas A. Carlson,Brad Dechter,Christoffer Franzén,Melanie Goncalves,Jason La Rocca,Tyler Parkinson|
|Script and Continuity Department||Nancy Breaux,Debbie Estay,Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax|
|Transportation Department||Paul Barth,Windell Bean,Blaine Bernard,Bruce Billings,Grady Allen Bishop,Richard Brown,Donald Burdett,Brian Callahan,Gabriel Collier,Edward Dorsey III,Darrell Dumestre,Cassidy Eli,Monte Emery,Stacy Fortenberry,Charles Franklin,Janet Galpin,Jackie Gondrella,Rene Horstmann,Thomas Housey,Travis Hux,Lionel Johnson,Lionel C. Johnson,A. Welch Lambeth,Loney Landry,Keyshon Lewis,Brad Lips,Greg Mitchell,Poland Perkins,Aaron Pigg,Buddy Pine,Tyrone Ralph,Mark Raschke,Albert Samson,Al Sens,Ken Smith,Rodney Smith,Trigger Smith,Willie C. Stringer Jr.,Miguel Swift,Greg Thomas,Herbert Varnado,Corey Williams,Willie Williamson,Vevi Wilson,Charlie Wright|
|Additional Crew||Paul Abraham,Tsila Adler,Rhea Aldridge,Pamela Allen,Maddie Applewhite,John Bails,Tim Bird,Bret Borgeson,Chris Bosarge,Kara Bowman,Robert Bowman,Gregg Brilliant,Christian Brown,Jennifer Brown,Christopher Buller,David Burke,Lisa M. Calhoun,Erica Callais,Gerald Carter,Jason Chandler,Daniel Chavez,Chris Clinton,Timothy Coggins,Rebecca Collins,Ross P. Cook,Rebekah Courpet,Joshua Dausch,Annie Domingo,Becky Emerson,Rick Eyler,Siobhan Feehan,Christine J. Forgo,Stacy Fortenberry,John Fremes,Will French,Hector Garcia,Bryan Gardiner,Moira Glace,Joseph Gravier,Eric Green,Pamela B. Green,Jeffrey Greenstein,Dan Gutierrez,Natalie Haft,Andy Harrington,Andre Herrera,Stephanie Hilton,Brian Hollars,Heather Holton,Nicholas Irwin,Tori Johnston,Greg Jones,Iris Kizaki,Jenna Klatchko,Adam J. Korn,Ashley Kravitz,Brian C. Lauziere,Jaci LeJeune,Maeve Mannion,Joan Mao,Wade Marshall,Cristen Martemucci,Callie Martin,Diego J. Martinez,Chad Mayeux,Christopher Menge,Guillermo Miguel,Matthew D. Miller,Ryan Myhand,Dimiter D. Nikolov,Deanna Noccro,Jamie Normand,Beth Bruckner O Brien,Tracy Oliver,Christine Otal,Rouslan Ovtcharoff,Gerald Palone,Gerson Paz,Susan Pusateri,Rashad Qasem,Lonnie Ramati,Michael Randolph,Jennifer Ray,Bobby Rich,Russ Riggins,Stephen Roberts,Brett Roedel,Gustavo Santana,Imelda Santiago,Avivah Sharon,M.K. Shaw,Missy Simms,Nick Spetsiotis,Andrew j Spinks,Jake Stango,Patricia Stanley,Joe Statham,David Stickler,Jared Swidzinski,Ray Tamayo,John Teal Jr.,Jarik Van Sluijs,David Michael Warren,Julie Weisel,Bradley Weiss,Nicole Williams,Adele Yoshioka,Sid Yost,Jonathan Yunger,Chuck Zito|
|Thanks||Sam Kaufmann,Marc Moss|
|Genres||Action, Crime, Thriller|
|Companies||Open Road Films (II), Endgame Entertainment, Millennium Films|
|Keywords||gang leader,one against many,redneck,kidnapped child,father daughter relationship|