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A theatrical release poster for Ain't Them Bodies Saints.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a 2013 American romantic crime drama film written and directed by David Lowery. The film stars Casey Affleck as Bob Muldoon, Rooney Mara as Ruth Guthrie and Ben Foster as Patrick Wheeler. Bob (Affleck) and Ruth (Mara) are a couple who become involved in criminal activities and are caught, with Bob taking the blame and going to prison. The film follows the events after the criminal activities as Ruth gives birth to their daughter, and the two live comfortably. When the child is nearly four, Bob escapes from jail and goes looking to reconnect with his family.

The film debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Cinematography Award in the U.S. Dramatic Category and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It was selected to compete in the International Critics' Week section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It was released on August 16, 2013, by IFC Films.

The film received positive reviews overall, with critics praising its original take on the Bonnie and Clyde archetype, and commending its style and western iconography influences. It garnered numerous critical awards and nominations and was listed in the top ten films of 2013 by many domestic and international film publications, but ultimately under-performed at the box office.

Cast

  • Rooney Mara as Ruth Guthrie
  • Casey Affleck as Bob Muldoon
  • Ben Foster as Patrick Wheeler
  • Keith Carradine as Skerritt
  • Kennadie Smith as Sylvie Guthrie
  • Jacklynn Smith as Sylvie Guthrie
  • Nate Parker as Sweetie
  • Robert Longstreet as Cowboy Hat
  • Charles Baker as Bear
  • Augustine Frizzell as Sissy
  • Kentucker Audley as Freddy
  • David Zellner as Zellner
  • Turner Ross as T.C.
  • Rami Malek as Will
  • Will Beinbrink as Lt. Townes
  • Frank Mosley as Lt. Carson
  • Steve Corner as Lt. Brule
  • Annalee Jefferies as Mary
  • Gwen Waymon as Margaret
  • Artist Thornton as Altman
  • Richard Jackson as Skeritt's Friend
  • Johnny Horn as Stranger
  • Heather Kafka as Midwife #1
  • Susy Duggins as Midwife #2
  • Wyatt James Stafford as Baby in Daycare

Uncredited

  • Steve Corder as Lt. Boone
  • Alec Jhangiani as State Trooper
  • Steve Jimenez as Detective
  • Tony McCullough as Texas Highway Patrolman
  • James Paul as Cafe Patron
  • Alice Searcy as Bar Patron Playing Pool
  • Eric Steele as Miles
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