- The Slaughter Rule
name=The Slaughter Rule
caption="The Slaughter Rule" movie poster.
director=Alex Smith and Andrew J. Smith
writer=Alex Smith and Andrew J. Smith
Ryan GoslingDavid Morse
"The Slaughter Rule" is an
independent film, released in 2002 and starring Ryan Goslingand David Morse. The movie, set in contemporary Montana, explores the relationship between a small-town high school football player (Gosling), and his troubled coach (Morse). The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
Filming for the movie largely took place in
Great Falls, Montanaand a series of small towns in the Great Falls vicinity.
The title of the film comes from the term "
slaughter rule", sometimes also called "mercy rule", where an athletic competition is prematurely ended when one team is ahead of the other by a certain number of points prior to game's end, so as to avoid the losing team being further humiliated by the winning team. An example is the 45-point rule used in six-man footballcompetition in Texas.
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