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First trailer and clip for At Any Price, starring Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, and Heather Graham

Jan. 18, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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I have to admit, I hadn't even heard of this film until now.  And, likely the inclusion of Zac Efron probably turned off my movie receptors.  It's not that I'm against the guy, it's just that he's yet to do anything that made me take notice.  However, this new film from director Ramin Bahrani, puts the young actor in good company, with veterans like Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, and Chelcie Ross, as well as the always engaging Kim Dickens and Heather Graham.  That's a good start, for sure, but what drew me into this trailer was the fact that it really goes in a different direction.

Honestly, I was expecting a by-the-numbers Efron starrer, but instead this looks like a multi-layered portrait into old-style Americana filmmaking, something we don't get a lot of today. If anything, I'll see this just to catch what looks like a great performance from Quaid, a true cinematic underdog.  AT ANY PRICE made the festival circuits last year, including TIFF and Venice, and is now set to make its theatrical debut. 

Have a look:

And here's the clip:

Here's the synopsis:

Set in the competitive world of modern agriculture, "At Any Price" centers on ambitious Henry Whipple (Quaid), who wants his rebellious son Dean (Efron) to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business unfolds, father and son are pushed into an unexpected situation that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.

AT ANY PRICE opens on April 26, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: Does Efron distract you in something like this (or The Paperboy)? Oftentimes, the popularity baggage stars bring when crossing genres can take some getting used to.
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8:16PM on 01/18/2013

Gives me goosebumps

I grew up on a farm in wisconsin and was always at odds with my father about taking over the business. This trailer really strikes a personal chord with me...
I grew up on a farm in wisconsin and was always at odds with my father about taking over the business. This trailer really strikes a personal chord with me...
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5:44PM on 01/18/2013
I love to see Kim Dickens regardless the movie.
I love to see Kim Dickens regardless the movie.
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3:36PM on 01/18/2013
This movie isn't exactly my thing, but that's neither a good thing or bad thing.
I believe I WILL see it though, because they filmed some of this movie where I live (DeKalb, IL). And the restaurant I worked at was where the cast and crew would often come for dinner.
Heather Graham smiled at me and I almost passed out.
It's not often I have "interesting" stories to tell, so I'm going to take advantage of this opportunity.
This movie isn't exactly my thing, but that's neither a good thing or bad thing.
I believe I WILL see it though, because they filmed some of this movie where I live (DeKalb, IL). And the restaurant I worked at was where the cast and crew would often come for dinner.
Heather Graham smiled at me and I almost passed out.
It's not often I have "interesting" stories to tell, so I'm going to take advantage of this opportunity.
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2:25PM on 01/18/2013
Ramin Bahrani directing would be enough to make me curious. Zac Efron's more dramatic work hasn't generally been big-draw stuff, but I do believe he's got what it takes to transcend his High School Musical roots and actually have a lasting career.
Ramin Bahrani directing would be enough to make me curious. Zac Efron's more dramatic work hasn't generally been big-draw stuff, but I do believe he's got what it takes to transcend his High School Musical roots and actually have a lasting career.
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1:55PM on 01/18/2013
I like the trailer.
FYI: Efron is spelled with one 'f' and the poster is fanart.
I like the trailer.
FYI: Efron is spelled with one 'f' and the poster is fanart.
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