The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

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The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
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Film poster
Directed byJody Hill
Produced byScott Rudin
Written by
Music byJoseph Stephens
CinematographyEric Treml
Edited byJeff Seibenick
  • Rough House Pictures
  • Scott Rudin Productions
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • March 10, 2018 (2018-03-10) (SXSW)
  • July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06) (United States)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Jody Hill and written by Hill, John Carcieri, and Danny McBride. The film stars Josh Brolin, Montana Jordan, and McBride. It premiered at the 2018 South by Southwest festival and was later released worldwide on July 6, 2018 by Netflix.


The great hunter Buck Ferguson and his trusted cameraman Don set out for an epic weekend adventure to reconnect with Buck's young son.


  • Josh Brolin as Buck Ferguson, Jaden’s father, Linda’s ex-husband and Don’s friend
  • Montana Jordan as Jaden Ferguson, Linda and Buck’s son
  • Danny McBride as Don, the trusted friend of Buck Ferguson
  • Carrie Coon as Linda Ferguson, Buck’s ex-wife and Jaden’s mother
  • Scoot McNairy as Greg, Linda's boyfriend.


In June 2015, it was announced Danny McBride and Josh Brolin would star in the film.[1] In November 2015, it was reported that Montana Jordan was cast in the film.[2] In January 2016, Scoot McNairy joined the cast.[3]

Principal photography began in October 2015.[4]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 30% based on 23 reviews, and an average rating of 5.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter wastes a promising premise and talented cast on a frustratingly uneven comedy that lacks enough laughs to forgive its narrative flaws."[5] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 52 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[6]


  1. ^ Hipes, Patrick (June 9, 2015). "'Eastbound & Down' Crew Has 'Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter' In Crosshairs". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  2. ^ Evans, Glenn (November 9, 2015). "Ore City student to co-star in Josh Brolin Movie". Longview News-Journal. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  3. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 20, 2016). "Scoot McNairy Cast In 'Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter' & '478'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  4. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (February 2, 2016). "Josh Brolin Revels in the Role of Go-To Guy". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 20, 2018.

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