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Far from Home -- A teenage girl and her father driving cross-country become stranded when their car runs out of gas in a remote Nevada desert town and they're forced to stay in a dilapidated trailer park where a serial killer lurks.


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Writers (WGA):
Theodore Gershuny (story)
Tommy Lee Wallace (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 June 1989 (USA) See more »
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A teenage girl and her father driving cross-country become stranded when their car runs out of gas in a remote Nevada desert town and they're forced to stay in a dilapidated trailer park where a serial killer lurks. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Matt Frewer ... Charlie Cox

Drew Barrymore ... Joleen Cox

Richard Masur ... Duckett

Karen Austin ... Louise

Susan Tyrrell ... Agnes Reed

Andras Jones ... Jimmy Reed

Dick Miller ... Sheriff Bill Childers

Anthony Rapp ... Pinky Sears

Connie Sawyer ... Viney Hunt

Jennifer Tilly ... Amy
Stephanie Walski ... Sissy Reed
Murrill Maglio ... Man in Trailer
Teri Weigel ... Woman in Trailer

John Spencer ... TV Preacher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Culbertson ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Meiert Avis 
Writing credits
Theodore Gershuny (story) (as Ted Gershuny)

Tommy Lee Wallace (screenplay)

Produced by
Donald P. Borchers .... producer
Lawrence Kasanoff .... executive producer
Robert Lansing Parker .... associate producer
Ellen Steloff .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Elias 
Cinematography by
Paul Elliott (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marc Grossman 
Casting by
Linda Francis 
Production Design by
Victoria Paul 
Art Direction by
Cate Bangs 
John Berger 
Set Decoration by
Susan Raney 
Costume Design by
Donna Linson 
Makeup Department
Devora Fischa .... hair stylist
Devora Fischa .... makeup artist
Michelle Vittone .... hair stylist
Michelle Vittone .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fred Culbertson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Dossett .... first assistant director
Steve Fredriksz .... second assistant director
Paul Plannette .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Achenbrenner .... carpenter
Jeff Cazanov .... swing gang (as Jeff Casanov)
Dan Deveny .... carpenter
Tony Diebold .... carpenter
John Drafton .... swing gang
David Elton .... assistant property master
Fred Haft .... leadman (as Freddie Haft)
Ted Harms .... construction foreman
Cynthia Johnson .... scenic artist
Tom Johnston .... swing gang
Robert E. Lee .... carpenter
Basil Lombardo .... paint foreman
Mike Lombardo .... painter
Vince Lombardo .... painter
Bill Luckey .... property master (as Bil Luckey)
Elizabeth Moore .... storyboard artist
Elena Plesa .... scenic artist
Larry Vachon .... scenic artist
Stella Wang .... assistant to production designer
James T. Woods .... construction coordinator
Jamie Yates .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Martha Atwell .... assistant sound editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley walker
Wallace R. Bearden .... adr mixer (as Wally Beardon)
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
G.W. Brown .... dialogue editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Alice Clift .... foley walker
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Barbara Delpuech .... boom operator (as Barbara Way)
William Fiege .... production sound mixer
Gary Gegan .... foley mixer
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
John Kwiatkowski .... sound effects editor
Mark Larry .... assistant sound editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Voigt)
Todd Toon .... assistant sound editor
Tracy Toon .... assistant sound editor
Randy Vandegrift .... adr editor (as Randy Vandergrift)
Special Effects by
Charles Belardinelli .... special effects (as Charlie Belardinelli)
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special effects (as Thomas Bellissimo)
Lou Carlucci .... special effects coordinator
Kenny Bates .... stunt rigger (as Ken Bates)
Alison Brown .... stunts
Brian Christensen .... stunt rigger (as Brian Christiansen)
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts
Jean Malahni .... stunts
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts (as Paula Moody)
Bernie Pock .... stunts
Victoria Vanderkloot .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jean Malahni .... stunt double: Karen Austin (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Bennett .... second assistant camera
Anthony Caldwell .... key grip
Don Cely .... best boy electric (as Don B. Cely)
Louis DiCesare .... gaffer (as Lou Decesare)
Michael Dreyer .... best boy grip
Richard Eliano .... first assistant camera
Bob Evans .... video playback: Synclock Video
Ruurd M. Fenenga .... Steadicam assistant (as Rudy Fenenga Jr.)
Mauro Fiore .... key grip
Bruce Alan Greene .... Steadicam operator
Bradley E. Hatton .... dolly grip
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... grip (as Jeff Johnson)
Ralph Merzbach .... video playback: Synclock Video
Todd Parker .... electrician
Mark Scholl .... electrician
Roger Schweitzer .... video playback: Synclock Video
Matthew Livingston .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting: The Looping Group
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shari Gray .... costumer
Editorial Department
Valerie Davidson .... assistant editor
Elizabeth Hancock .... assistant editor
Location Management
Alicia Alexander .... location manager
Music Department
Bill Black .... assistant music editor
Leland Bond .... additional orchestrator
Jonathan Elias .... music arranger
Jonathan Elias .... music producer
Scott Elias .... executive music producer
Sherman Foote .... music mixer
Sherman Foote .... music producer
David Gennaro .... musician: synthesist
Doug Hall .... additional orchestrator
Chip Jenkins .... music mixer
Susan Kent .... associate music producer
Jim Nicholson .... musician: synthesist
Clifford Pemsler .... musician: synthesist
Barbara Pokras .... music editor
Peter Rundquist .... musician: synthesist
John J. Russo .... associate music producer
Michael Whalen .... musician: synthesist
Dick Bernstein .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Marvin Jeff Davenport .... driver captain (as Marvin G. Davenport)
Tina Duren .... driver
Bill Fox .... driver
Kathy M. Minto .... driver
Diane Rugg .... driver
Other crew
Sheryl Anderson .... production secretary
Greg Bird .... production assistant
Willie Brown .... security: Great Western Security
Jane Cudworth .... cook
Joshua Cudworth .... cook's helper
Dick Dankworth .... security: Great Western Security
Sandra L. Dreger .... housing coordinator
Patrick Duchesne .... cook
Judi M. Durand .... adr voice: The Looping Group (as Judi Durand)
Steve Eisenberg .... production accounting software: Cine-Com
Chick Elwell .... logistics coordinator
Jorge Esqueda .... cook's helper (as Jorge P. Esqueda)
Cynthia Gates Fujikawa .... accounting assistant (as Cynthia A. Fujikawa)
Suzanne Gundlach .... script supervisor
Anna Tuccio Justice .... craft service
Steve Justice .... mechanic
Brian M. Kingman .... insurance: Albert G. Ruben & Company Inc. (as Brian Kingman)
Steve Klar .... production assistant
Daamen J. Krall .... adr voice: The Looping Group (as Daamen Krall)
Scott Lavalley .... studio teacher
Sharon Madden .... dialogue coach
David McCharen .... adr voice: The Looping Group
Robert Mintz .... completion bond: The Completion Bond Company (as Bob Mintz)
Cesar Moreno .... production assistant
Pamela Kay Pawlak .... assistant to producer (as Pamela K. Pawlak)
Paige Pollack .... adr voice: The Looping Group
Jan Rabson .... adr voice: The Looping Group
Brian Roberts .... video research and licensing
Rebekah F. Wright .... production coordinator
Ray Zimmerman .... production accountant
Douglas Yellin .... story editor (uncredited)
Dean N. Ayers .... special thanks and appreciation
Elise W. Cunningham .... special thanks and appreciation
Denise Demin .... special thanks and appreciation
Paul Doupe .... special thanks and appreciation
Charles H. Eglee .... special thanks and appreciation (as Charles Eglee)
Bill Flippo .... special thanks and appreciation (as Deputy Bill Flippo)
Ted Gomillion .... special thanks and appreciation (as Ted Gommillion)
Peter Grossman .... special thanks and appreciation
William Harrington .... special thanks and appreciation
Sally Lear .... special thanks and appreciation
Thomas J. Leveque .... special thanks and appreciation
Ken Manson Jr. .... special thanks and appreciation
Gary Mitsui .... special thanks and appreciation
Keye Donna Pearlstein .... special thanks and appreciation
Adam Platnick .... special thanks and appreciation
Adam Schechtman .... special thanks and appreciation
Carroll Van Cleave .... special thanks and appreciation (as Carroll Van Cleve)
Crew believed to be complete

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Revealing mistakes: A safety harness is visible when Pinky is chasing Joleen up the ladder of the microwave relay tower and the mechanism it is attached to is rolling up the front of the ladder with her.See more »
Pinky Sears:[Last distraught lines] I thought you loved me?
[gets shot in the thigh causing him to lose his balance]
Pinky Sears:... Bye.
Joleen Cox:[screams as Pinky falls onto an antenna impaling him] NO!
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not bad for a 'B' movie, 23 June 2006
Author: Pookyiscute from Nyiregyhaza, Hungary

This is the kind of film, that from the very beginning, you can tell right away, not to expect much. However, it does surprise one. It has it's moments of being really terrible (one scene in particular, with the land lady of the trailer park), and other times, where it involves you in the story really well.

I almost turned it off not quite half-way through, because it was so bad, but after the first murder arises, the film picks up, and you start to suspect who the murderer might be. Although, I'm a movie buff, I hardly think it was such a surprise by the end of the film who the murderer ends up being. It's not the most well-written script, but like I said, it does get you involved in the story, and that's the whole point really.

Drew Barrymore, in one of her younger roles, plays a fourteen year old, who's on a road trip for the summer with her father. Her parents are divorced, and is looking forward to going home the next day, from which the film starts, to celebrate her fourteenth birthday with her mother. Unfortunately, they are stranded in the depths of the Nevada desert, without any gas for their car, and end up sheltering at a trailer park, run by a wicked woman, with two very strange children. One, is a dark and mysterious boy whom Barrymore's character grows interested in, however is warned by more than just her father to stay away from him.

The film may be too slow for some, but I thought it was alright. I was able to watch it all the way through, which is more than I can say for a lot of films. This, being the type that it is, really isn't all that bad, and if you're a big Drew Barrymore fan, you should check it out. I think you'll also find a different role for Anthony Rapp in this as well, who is really good.

If you're interested check it out, however don't spend a large amount of money buying or renting it. It's not worth it, for the quality of film it is.

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