Tully


1h 42m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Through the eyes of local heartthrob Tully Coates Jr., a world is revealed where secrets are kept close beneath wide open skies as a distant father and his two sons struggle with a past that has come back to haunt them. The loss of their mother years ago has left the Coates boys adrift, each longing

Film Details

Also Known As
Truth About Tully, The
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Abelcine; Axium International; Magic Films & Video Works; Rudolph & Beer (R&B Fm); Soundtrack Group; The Effects House; Wright/Laird Casting
Distribution Company
SMALL PLANET/SMALL PLANET PICTURES/TELL TALE FILMS; Virgil Films & Entertainment
Location
Iowa, USA; Massachusetts, USA; Nebraska, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Through the eyes of local heartthrob Tully Coates Jr., a world is revealed where secrets are kept close beneath wide open skies as a distant father and his two sons struggle with a past that has come back to haunt them. The loss of their mother years ago has left the Coates boys adrift, each longing for a connection to a woman they never knew. A separation has grown between Tully and his reclusive father, who lives in isolation even as he works side by side with his sons. Determined not to meet the same lonely fate, Tully runs wild with the women in town though he is careful to keep them all at a safe distance. Tully's shy younger brother Earl is just the opposite, possessing an emotional maturity to comprehend things that Tully has yet to see or feel. In his quiet way, Earl is in Tully's shadow--but Earl knows something that Tully may not yet be able to handle. The one thing that Tully and Earl do have in common is an appreciation for Earl's straight-talking best friend Ella, a young woman smart enough to refuse overtures from a womanizer like Tully and strong enough to become his friend. As Earl watches warily, Tully becomes closer to Ella than anyone expected--but when devastating news pushes Tully into her arms, he runs away before he can begin to feel what might be true love. Tully's discovery of a long buried secret that now threatens his family and their farm brings him to confront his father about the ghosts of a past that have pushed them apart.

Crew

Matthew Abbott

Music Supervisor

Teresa Affleck

Office Intern

Elisabeth Ames

Song ("I Can'T Behave")

Erika Anderson

Set Production Assistant

Shane Aspergren

Props Assistant

Scott Balcerek

Song ("Easy Street")

Dave Barraza

Dolby Sound Consultant

Evan Benjamin

Additional Rerecording Mixer

Brad Bergbom

Sound Editor

Brad Bergbom

Sound Mixer

Brad Bergbom

Sound Recordist

Hilary Birmingham

Screenwriter

Hilary Birmingham

Producer

Sarah Birmingham

Set Dresser

Sarah Birmingham

Associate Producer

Sarah Birmingham

Art Director (Additional Photography)

Jim Black

Assistant Music Supervisor

Molly Bradford

Post-Production Supervisor

Molly Bradford

Associate Producer

Anna Bradley

Additional 2nd 2nd Assistant Director

Joe Buck

Song Performer ("Easy Street"), Song Performer ("Plane Song")

Dennis Buffum

Additional Grip

Brendan Caldon

Post-Production Assistant

Brendan Caldon

1st Assistant Director (Additional Photography)

Kaylene Carlson

Production Manager

Nathan Carlson

Art Director

Kurt Christensen

Farm Consultant

Rob Christoffersen

Location Manager

Devendra Damon Cleary

Boom Operator

Wes Clowers

Special Effects Coordinator

Spade Cooley

Song ("Better Do It Now")

Spade Cooley

Song Performer ("Better Do It Now")

Bret Davison

Set Decorator

Becca Meis Demarco

Foley Artist

Chris Dixon

Additional Grip

Bazil Donovan

Song ("Tangled And Wild")

Matt Drake

Screenwriter

Matt Drake

Screenplay

Patrick Dundas

Foley Engineer

Jack Dunham

Song ("Cropduster")

Fred Eaglesmith

Song ("Steel Guitar")

Fred Eaglesmith

Song Performer ("Steel Guitar")

Paul Eichler

3rd Grip

Carolyn Sara Fine

2nd Assistant Director

Glenn Fitzgerald

Still Photographer

David Flanigan

1st Assistant Camera (Additional Photography)

Ben Fossberg

Additional Grip

Geno Foster

Assistant Editor

John R Foster

Director Of Photography

Michael Fox

Office Intern

Melissa Freeman

2nd Assistant Camera

Donna Gale Fulson

Production Coordinator

Eric Gearity

Best Boy Grip

Lorraine Godfrey

Hair (Additional Photography)

Lorraine Godfrey

Makeup (Additional Photography)

Bobbi Goldin

Song ("Ain'T Been Kicked This Hard Before")

Affonso Gontalves

Editor

Tom Guiney

3rd Electrician

Albert Hamilton

Song ("I'M Falling In Love (I Feel Good All Over)")

Norma Hamilton

Song ("I'M Falling In Love (I Feel Good All Over)")

Dave Hannigan

Song ("Cropduster")

Kelby Hansen

Intern Grip

Tim Haverman

Driver

Jeff Huston

1st Assistant Director (Additional Photography)

Scott Hylbert

Song ("Big Ole Yonder"), Song ("Dear Elaine"), Song ("Keep This Loving Fun")

Laurence Iconoclast

Song Performer ("Cropduster")

John Jackson

Casting Director (Omaha)

Ron Jeffrey

Song ("Ain'T Been Kicked This Hard Before")

Laura Kendall

Script Supervisor

Carine Kinsel

Additional Animal Wrangler

Carol Knotts

Transportation Captain

John R Knotts

Transportation Coordinator

John R Knotts

Stunt Coordinator

Sara Kramer

Wardrobe (Additional Photography)

Jennifer Latham

Production Accountant

Leslie Lavelanet

Adr Engineer

Catherine Lewis

Set Production Assistant

Willie Lomax

Song ("Back Rub"), Song ("Too Many Fences")

Gordy Lutz

Additional Animal Wrangler

Roland Manarin

Driver

Matt Mar

Office Intern

Jamie Martig

Hair Assistant

Jamie Martig

Makeup Assistant

Rip Masters

Song Performer ("Big Red '57")

Rip Masters

Song ("Big Red '57")

Mike Mastre

Additional 1st Assistant Camera

Edward Mattson

Key Grip

Megan Mccambridge

Boom Operator (Additional Photography)

Scott Mccarthy

3rd Assistant Camera

Tom Mcneal

Source Material (From Short Story:"What Happened To Tully")

Arturo Meuniot

Song ("Cropduster")

Amy Miller

Product Placement

Scott Miller

Gaffer

Bob Montgomery

Song ("Misty Blue")

Dorothy Moore

Song Performer ("Misty Blue")

Beo Morales

Adr Engineer

Bucky Moss

Property Master

David Munro

Song ("Plane Song")

Oh Susanna

Song Performer ("Alabaster"), Song Performer ("Tangled And Wild")

Jay Ostrowski

2nd 2nd Assistant Director

Lauren Paquette

Craft Service

Peter Pham

Office Intern

Sarah Price

Coordinator (Additional Photography)

John Pycha

Additional Electric

Christopher Quinn

Titles Design

Patrick Rea

Office Intern

Esther Regelson

Music Editor

Chris Rich

Mix Coordinator

Amy Romeo

Assistant (To Director)

Amy Romeo

Animal Wrangler

Andromeda Ross

Set Costumer

Breanne Ruh

Office Intern

Mike Runice

Additional Electric

Chad Schlotfield

Additional Set Production Assistant

Lisa Scoppa

Set Dresser (Additional Photography)

Laurence Scott

Song ("Cropduster")

Chip Signore

1st Assistant Director

Chip Signore

Associate Producer

Brian Slocum

Production Manager (Additional Photography)

Joe Smalley

Assistant Location Manager

Dan Smith

Additional Electric

Jason Smith

Additional Grip

Steve Smith

Additional 1st Assistant Camera

Steve Solomon

Still Photographer

Jason Summers

1st Assistant Camera

Annie Sundberg

Producer

Karen Sztajnberg

Assistant Editor

The Effects House

Other

Michael Torres

Key Makeup

Michael Torres

Key Hair

Suzie Ungerleider

Song ("Alabaster"), Song ("Tangled And Wild")

Tony Volante

Rerecording Mixer

Christine Vollmer

Costume Designer

Laura Walker

Extras Casting Coordinator

John Keith Wasson

Driver

Cliff Weisner

Best Electric

Mark White

Production Designer

Mark White

Production Designer

Skip Wrightson

Additional Set Production Assistant

Marcelo Zarvos

Music

Debi Zelko

Line Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Truth About Tully, The
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Abelcine; Axium International; Magic Films & Video Works; Rudolph & Beer (R&B Fm); Soundtrack Group; The Effects House; Wright/Laird Casting
Distribution Company
SMALL PLANET/SMALL PLANET PICTURES/TELL TALE FILMS; Virgil Films & Entertainment
Location
Iowa, USA; Massachusetts, USA; Nebraska, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Anne Sundberg

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Drama at the 2000 Newport International Film Festival.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 2000 Gen Art Film Festival.

Winner of the Critics Prize and the Best Director award at the 2000 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall November 1, 2002

Released in United States on Video June 17, 2003

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States April 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Shown at Gen Art Film Festival in New York City April 26 - May 7, 2000.

Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 6-11, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (World Cinema) November 1-16, 2000.

Film is based on award-winning short story by Tom McNeal.

Feature directorial debut for Hilary Birmingham.

Released in United States Fall November 1, 2002

Released in United States on Video June 17, 2003

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Gen Art Film Festival in New York City April 26 - May 7, 2000.)

Released in United States April 2000 (Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 6-11, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (World Cinema) November 1-16, 2000.)