High Low Forty
Directed by Paddy Quinn
When Billy Cooper was discharged from the Army, he went home to Texas—and then peeled out of town again barely an hour later, seemingly for good. Today, almost a decade later, Billy’s little brother Joe has come to Los Angeles to break the news that their hardened military father is dying… and to bring Billy home. No easy task, considering that Joe’s last memories of Billy are the fist-fight he had with their daddy and the trail of dust he left behind.
After a couple beers, a few laughs, and a lot of convincing, Joe and Billy hit the road home, where old wounds prove ripe for reopening. When the true reason for Billy’s discharge comes to light, it threatens his already threadbare bond with Joe—and as an encounter with some townies at a motel reminds them, the two still need each other. Can Billy reconcile with his brother and his past in time to find closure with his father?
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Paddy Quinn is an actor and director, known for “High Low Forty” (2017), “Shutter Island” (2010) and “Massholes” (2012).