“A decisive influence on American independent film.” -- Roger Ebert
Forgotten filmmaker Eagle Pennell was once the pole star of ‘70s Texas cinema -- a reputation cemented by this shaggy-dog horse opera that nails the special brand of epic underachiever-dom and aspirational decay SLACKER would make famous in the ‘90s.
THE WHOLE SHOOTIN’ MATCH reimagines the modern western with indolence and borrowed grace. Lou Perry and Sonny Carl Davis play a pair of loser/dreamers whose harebrained schemes and bald-faced lies (ones told mainly to themselves) barely get them through the day. They also toss back enough liquid courage to place them in the AlcoHall Of Fame!