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Writers (WGA):
Lamar Herrin (novel)
Ernest Thompson (teleplay)
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Release Date:
18 December 1994 (USA) See more »
Ed Reece, an old travelling salesman, decides to end his days in the place in which he was born. Therefore... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Dying Man's Saucy Attempt At Fulfillment By Rejoining His Past Is Inertly Structured. See more (3 total) »


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Kirk Douglas ... Ed Reece

Craig T. Nelson ... Larry

Bess Armstrong ... Connie

Bonnie Bartlett ... Sylvia

Richard Gilliland ... Russ
Ernest Thompson ... Cal
Nancy McLoughlin ... Gloria

Lee Garlington ... Nell

Anne Haney ... Aunt Emma

Jason Hervey ... Eddie

Eileen Brennan ... Sada

Marley Shelton ... Lisa

Glenn Walker Harris Jr. ... Jeff (as Glenn Walker Harris)

Geraldine Leer ... Melanie
Bruce Mackey ... Smithers
Robert Kelly ... Cochise
Danielle Nielsen ... Cara
Laura Rice ... Steph
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Feero ... Driver
Margo Hall ... Angela

Dana Kelly Jr. ... Motel Manager (as Dana Kelly)
David Maier ... Cop
Steve Waddington ... Construction Worker

Richard Conti ... Golf Pro (uncredited)

Joseph Quinn Simpkins ... Camaro Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom McLoughlin 
Writing credits
Lamar Herrin (novel "The Lies Boys Tell")

Ernest Thompson (teleplay)

Produced by
Barbara Black .... co-producer
Patricia K. Meyer .... producer
Robert M. Sertner .... producer
Randy Sutter .... co-producer
Frank von Zerneck .... producer
Original Music by
Patrick Williams 
Cinematography by
Chuck Arnold 
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
Casting by
Susan Glicksman 
Fern Orenstein 
Production Design by
Roy Alan Amaral 
Set Decoration by
Linda Lee Sutton 
Costume Design by
Jolie Anna Jimenez 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... makeup department head
Cheryl Ann Nick .... key makeup artist (as Cheryl Nick)
Glenn Sweet .... assistant hair stylist
Roxanne Wightman .... hair department head
Production Management
Ted Babcock .... production supervisor
Barbara Black .... unit production manager
Andrew Stone .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald Chong .... second assistant director (as Ronnie Chong)
Joseph Paul Moore .... first assistant director
Leo Zisman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paul Mancuso .... property master
Jeremy Settles .... assistant property master
Brian Sharp .... swing gang
Sound Department
Richard I. Birnbaum .... sound mixer
Rich Harrison .... sound effects
Joel Kindrick .... precision driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Miles Anderson .... gaffer
Kenny Krauss .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Nancy Hayes .... extras casting
Nancy Hayes .... local casting
Nina Henninger .... assistant local casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin McMullan .... costume supervisor (as Robin Edwina McMullan)
Editorial Department
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter
Lucyna Wojciechowski .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Lynda Recht .... location manager
Music Department
Susan Mick .... music editor
Transportation Department
Glenn Midcap .... transportation coordinator
Robert J. Young .... transportation captain
Other crew
Harriotte H. Aaron .... script supervisor
Veronica Alweiss .... production coordinator
Terry Chupak .... production coordinator
Tim Halpin .... SJPD Police motorcycle team supervisor
Joel Kindrick .... stand-in

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Also Known As:
"The Lies Boys Tell" - UK (imdb display title), USA (working title)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Dying Man's Saucy Attempt At Fulfillment By Rejoining His Past Is Inertly Structured., 15 June 2007
Author: rsoonsa ( from Mountain Mesa, California

Following a trite formula laced with hackneyed dialogue is not to be recommended for a production intended to develop abiding interest in viewers, but this tiresome and weakly directed work does just that, with predictably lacklustre results. Terminally stricken by cancer, Ed Reece (Kirk Douglas) desires only to die in the bed wherein he was born, and the curmudgeonly old-timer is able to interest his estranged son Larry (Craig T. Nelson), notable chiefly for draft dodging and for abandonment of his wife and two children, in accompanying Ed to California, apparent location of the sought after bed, a pilgrimage contrary to the wishes of other members of the Reece family. As father and son wend their way westward, all the while barely maintaining a disquieted sense of filial comradeship, Ed's wife and other children, along with various in-laws, can only surmise at the route the pair is taking, at the same time vigorously squabbling among themselves. Director Tom McLoughlin vainly endeavours to establish a picaresque tone at the storyline center, but most of the film's sequences fall flat with mawkish dialogue to the fore, including an episode featuring a visit of Ed with an old flame, performed by Eileen Brennan. Reece clan members left behind call into service various law enforcement agencies in an attempt to halt the quixotic trek, while Ed tries to bring about a reconciliation between Larry and his forsaken spouse Connie (Bess Armstrong), as scenes of ostensible humorous intent are desperately non-comedic, one predictable event following closely upon another throughout this leaden affair. McLoughlin leads his cast in flaccid manner, viewer tedium increased by having supporting players standing listlessly about while principals exchange lines that are consistently pretentious and boring, although it must be stated that a weak script hampers any effort at organizational adroitness. Less agitation among the secondary Reece characters might have handily contributed to a less scrambled, inert plot line, one having a much-needed greater basis in those elements that foster narrative flow. As a member of the Reece tribe, Lee Garlington wins acting honours here despite a thinly written role. A Fremantle DVD release offers no extras but its visual as well as sound quality is each very high.

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