The Slaughter Rule

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The Slaughter Rule is a 2002 independent film directed by Alex Smith and Andrew J. Smith and starring Ryan Gosling and David Morse. The film, 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.

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The Slaughter Rule
Movie poster
Directed byAlex Smith
Andrew J. Smith
Written byAlex Smith
Andrew J. Smith
StarringRyan Gosling
David Morse
Clea Duvall
Kelly Lynch
CinematographyEric Alan Edwards
Edited byBrent White
Music byJay Farrar
Distributed byCowboy Pictures
Release dates
  • January 11, 2002 (2002-01-11) (Sundance)
  • January 8, 2003 (2003-01-08) (United States)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$500,000 (estimated)[1]
Box office$13,411[2]