In Dubious Battle

2016
  |  Watch Now: 21/08/2017
  |  108 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

James Franco directs and stars in this US drama adapted from John Steinbeck's novel. Set during the height of the Great Depression, the film follows political activists Mac McLeod (Franco) and Jim Nolan (Nat Wolff) as they infiltrate a small group of apple pickers who are being exploited by wealthy landowner Chris Bolton (Robert Duvall). With Bolton only willing to pay the desperate workers a dollar a day despite originally promising triple that, McLeod and Nolan begin stirring up discontent before organising a strike. However, the ruthless Bolton soon learns of the strike action and begins to fight back as a violent and deadly confrontation ensues. The cast also includes Vincent D'Onofrio, Ed Harris and Bryan Cranston.