Out Of The Furnace
Director: Scott Cooper
Running time: 117 mins Released: 29th January 2014
About Out Of The Furnace
A gritty, grim drama from the writer and director of Crazy Heart, about a working class family struggling to make ends meet in an ailing small town. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a boring blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. Russell's wayward younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) regularly gets into trouble and Russell usually bails him out. But things take a turn for the worse when Russell is imprisoned for drunk driving. When he is released, Rodney is scarred from a tour in Iraq and has taken up bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet. Unfortunately for Rodney, this brings him into the orbit of Harlan DeGroat (Woody Harrelson), the unpredictable psychopath who promotes the matches.