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Killer of Sheep (1978)

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Kaycee Moore Kaycee Moore
Stan's Wife
Charles Bracy Charles Bracy
Bracy
Angela Burnett Angela Burnett
Stan's Daughter
Eugene Cherry Eugene Cherry
Eugene
Jack Drummond Jack Drummond
Stan's Son
Slim Slim
Delores Farley Delores Farley


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Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
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