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Barry Corbin, Hal Holbrook, ... | GRUMPY OLD MEN Hal Holbrook and Barry Corbin in That Evening Sun
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That Evening Sun

Hal Holbrook was born to play sly, cantankerous rascals. In the likably dawdling Southern heart-tugger That Evening Sun, he’s Abner Meecham, a crusty old retired Tennessee farmer who breaks out of a nursing home to return to his land — only to discover that it’s been leased to a vicious drunken ne’er-do-well (Raymond McKinnon). Abner moves into the property’s tenant shack and refuses to leave, setting off a battle of wills that’s really an elegy for his own lost dreams. Holbrook makes Abner a shining-eyed, noble crank — a fellow who would rather die than fade away. B

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That Evening Sun
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  • 109 minutes
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