Cottonwood (2013) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

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Production Company
Manhattan Films, Television Media Co., [us]
Mark Campbell Productions [us]
NYCe Pictures [us]

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Release Date
(USA) - 2013

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one-word-title, racial-injustice, west-texas, year-1937,

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Full Cast

  1. Boss, Stephen (II) as [Jerome]
  2. Eslinger, John as [Lou]
  3. Gifford, Rick as [Walter Gene Whitlock]
  4. Gossett Jr., Louis as [PV]
  5. Hall, Anthony Michael as [Virgil]
  6. Howard, John-Paul as [Arliss]
  7. Nelson, Willie as (rumored)
  8. Payne, Waylon as [Guppy]
  9. Perry, Joe (I) as [Joe Walker]
  10. Sheppard, Colby as [Elgie]
  11. Suplee, Ethan as [Boots Conley]
  12. Eastwood, Alison (I) as [Darlene]
  13. Rimmer, Codie as [Shirley]


  1. Crime
  2. Drama

Full Plot

County Sheriff Rube Whitlock is faced with raising his two young sons after the death of his young daughter which leaves his wife mentally incapacitated with grief and unable to care for them. Overwhelmed with the responsibility, Rube hires Esther, a local black woman whose husband, PV has just purchased his second mule in an attempt to establish himself and his farm as competitive cotton growers. Word of PV's ambition quickly spreads through the town igniting the community's rage, creating dissonance and contempt within the usually quiet community. Tensions rise as Orville "Guppy" Walters, a local troublemaker, instigates a campaign that begins to threaten the safety of PV. These rumblings put Rube's loyalties and the stability of his position as sheriff under scrutiny and it begins to compromise his livelihood. As the condition of Rube's wife deteriorates, Esther's natural maternal presence begins to fill voids in the Whitlock house, which further fans the racial fires in the town. Rube is ultimately forced to choose between the boundaries set by the laws he has sworn to uphold and the boundaries set by the moral convictions of the human heart. Admist painful pasts beginning to resurface and new secrets freshly buried, it will take a "knobby-kneed buckskin" mule, a cheap pocket knife and a lifeless Cottonwood tree to form lasting friendships that will gray the lines between black and white and begin the delicate mending of family ties in the tender heart of a young boy. Decker Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 10,000,000


  1. Masterson, Peter (II)

Dress Designers

  1. Chudej, Stephen M.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Texas, USA


- Adapted from the novel Cottonwood.

- The novel "Cottonwood" was based on a true story.