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(focus on Depression-Era Southern U.S.A.)

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Contains 10 movie quotes & 13 Academic Words (AWL*).
The story of Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney) and his pals Delmar and Pete in 1930’s Mississippi is based on Homer's 'Odyssey'.  After escaping from a chain gang, they head for Everett’s home to find the buried treasure of a bank heist.  But first they have to deal with sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George 'Babyface' Nelson, Governor Pappy O'Daniel, his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet.  Welcome to a rich tapestry of Southern politics, race relations, religion, food, and music. With John Turturro. Rated PG-13 (106 min.)  mike laib 2010.

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