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The Joyriders (1999)

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A suicidal older man, Gordon Trout, is kidnapped for his car and money by three runaway teenagers who live on the streets. Their experiences together make them a close-knit family, but the ... See full summary »

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Gordon Trout
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Eddie
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Cam
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Crystal
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Jodi
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Celeste
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Highway Patrolman
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Wendy Trout
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Thug
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Trucker
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Foster Sister (as Jamielyn Gamboa)
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Donald Trout
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Cliff
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A suicidal older man, Gordon Trout, is kidnapped for his car and money by three runaway teenagers who live on the streets. Their experiences together make them a close-knit family, but the nature of the crime committed could tear them apart. The intricacies of these complex relationships are explored through an emotional story with twists and turns. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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6 July 1999 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Oi tyhodioktes  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$26,999 (USA) (16 April 1999)

Gross:

$64,579 (USA) (28 May 1999)
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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So Far From Home
Written by David Minasian
Performed by Tracy Miller
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Surprisingly nice movie
18 July 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Although it's not a top-notch movie, it still has a lot of charm. The story is surprisingly pleasant and the acting could have been worse. I kinda liked idea that the old man was given a new purpose in life by a bunch of run away teens. The way this was told in the movie was really quite believable. The other way round: The old man gives the teens a reason to start over with their lives and make something out of it. Particularly moving was the subplot from the girl who ran away from home because her mother was psychotic and blamed her for everything that went wrong (She even accused her of flirting with her new boyfriend as she returned home at the end of the movie. It was a really sad scene).

I enjoyed this movie and although the review value is low it still deserves an above-average rating i.m.h.o.


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