The Slaughter Rule


The Slaughter Rule

Infobox Film
name=The Slaughter Rule


caption="The Slaughter Rule" movie poster.
director=Alex Smith and Andrew J. Smith
writer=Alex Smith and Andrew J. Smith
starring=Ryan Gosling David Morse
editing=Brent White
distributor=Cowboy Entertainment
released=2002
runtime=112 minutes
language=English
imdb_id=0266971

"The Slaughter Rule" is an independent film, released in 2002 and starring Ryan Gosling and 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, Montana and 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 football competition in Texas.

External links

*imdb title|id=0266971|title=The Slaughter Rule
* [http://www.theslaughterrule.com/ Official site]


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