Taglines: Greed is the only game in town.
Recently unemployed single father Dennis Nash, a construction worker in Orlando, Florida, is evicted together with his mother Lynn, a hairdresser, and young son Connor from the foreclosed home they share. Real estate operator Rick Carver is in charge of the eviction, and police officers who provide the enforcement call him “boss.”
Dennis and his family move into a shabby cramped motel room. Dennis goes to Rick’s office and tries to take back his tools stolen by Rick’s men. Rick sees the confrontation and is impressed by Dennis’ gumption. He offers Dennis work as a repairman at his properties and Dennis accepts. Dennis soon becomes Rick’s assistant, helping to carry out evictions himself and set up real estate schemes that exploit government and banking rules to the disadvantage of struggling home owners. He starts accepting large payments of money (in exchange for the work he is performing for Mr. Carver) and dips into the glamorous lifestyle in which Rick indulges.
Almost as soon as he begins working for Mr. Carver, Dennis tells him to keep the cheques he offers (as payment for the work he performs for the real estate broker) in order for him to one day soon buy back the house he was evicted from by Mr. Carver but Rick tells him to keep his money for now since it is not enough anyway.
99 Homes is an American drama film directed by Ramin Bahrani, and written by Bahrani and Amir Naderi. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern. Set in Florida, the film follows single father Dennis Nash (Garfield) and his family as they are evicted from their home by businessman Rick Carver (Shannon), forcing Nash to help Carver in evicting people out of their homes in exchange for their own home.
Bahrani dedicated the film to the late film critic Roger Ebert. It competed for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. It won Grand Prix at 2015 Deauville American Film Festival. It also screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, The film was released in a limited release on September 25, 2015, by Broad Green Pictures.
Directed by: Ramin Bahrani
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Tim Guinee, J.D. Evermore, Noah Lomax, Nicole Barré, Clancy Brown
Screenplay by: Ramin Bahrani
Production Design by: Alex DiGerlando
Cinematography by: Bobby Bukowski
Film Editing by: Ramin Bahrani
Costume Design by: Meghan Kasperlik
Set Decoration by: Monique Champagne
Art Direction by: Christina Eunji Kim
Music by: Antony Partos, Matteo Zingales
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references, and a brief violent image.
Studio: Broad Green Pictures
Release Date: September 25, 2015