Patricia Clarkson plays Helen Matthews a Toronto physician mourning the death of her husband (played by Callum Keith Rennie in flashbacks). She returns to their island cottage in Lake Huron where her husband died. Scott Speedman plays William who shows up at her cabin with a bullet in his shoulder. William is an ex-con who served time for the manslaughter of his stepbrother. Tim Roth is the vengeful father who pursues him to the cabin where a final confrontation occurs. Filmed entirely on location on Georgian Bay, Ontario in the spring of 2014.
The following weapons were used in the film October Gale:
Tom's other pistol is a Beretta 92FS.