Dick Is Dead in First Trailer for A24’s “The Death of Dick Long”

“Y'all mother fuckers wanna get weird?”

I don’t know if there has ever been an opening line to a trailer that better encompasses its tone and approach than this one. And still, amid all the organized chaos, I don't entirely understand Daniel Scheinert’s The Death of Dick Long.

The film, in a nutshell, centers around Dick...or rather the death of Dick. Though we don’t know exactly how it all went down, it appears that Dick’s bandmates Zeke and Earl do, and they have zero interest in anyone else finding out.

But that might be a problem. Set in small-town Alabama, where news travels faster than the summer heat, these guys aren’t the brightest crayon in the box and are finding it immensely difficult to cover their tracks. With Zeke’s wife and daughter already asking way too many questions for comfort, it appears only a matter of time before the police piece together the clues.

Scheinert, one half of the hilarious duo known as Daniels, takes his place behind the camera, and based on the first impression, it looks to be for a good cause. The trailer is somewhat anarchic and bears a style similar to the iconic Jim Jarmusch.  And I'd be lying if I said I completely understand what is going on. But that is a good thing.  We all need a bit of mystery in our lives, and there is no better studio to bring that to the big screen than the risk-takers at A24.

Starring Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andrew Hyland, Sarah Baker, Jess Weixler, and Sunita Mani, The Death of Dick Long works its way into theaters on September 27.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.