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Year: 2004
USA: Beech Hill Films
Cast: Michelle Williams, Meat Loaf Aday, Tim Guinee , Wendell Pierce, Bill Raymond, Jonathan Watton, Merrit Weaver, Louis Zorich
Director: Richard Ledes
Country: USA
USA: 97 mins
USA Release Date: 6 May 2005 (Limited Release - New York)


Set in small-town America circa 1953, A HOLE IN ONE is a screwball-noir starring Michelle Williams as Anna, a young woman whose desire for mental health leads her to covet its latest fashion--transorbital lobotomy.

Her reasons are many. Raised in an archetypal cold-war family, Anna is haunted by her family's treatment of her brother as invisible when he returns "shell-shocked" from World War II and then by his sudden, unexpected death. Anna is scooped-up by Billy (Meat Loaf Aday), a small time gangster, when she is just barely old enough to be considered a woman.

Eventually, Anna is caught between Billy and Tom (Tim Guinee), a sympathetic Korean War vet on Billy's payroll. Anna meets Tom on the day she is to see Dr. Ashton and get her head fixed, but will it be too late? Will it be possible for Anna to ever be truly happy?

Featuring exquisite photography, rich period detail, an evocative score by Stephen Trask and based on meticulously researched stranger-than-fiction historical facts and medical practices, A HOLE IN ONE is the debut film by writer / director Richard Ledes.

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