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The Joyriders (1999)

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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Pancake Waitress
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Highway Patrolman
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Res-Wel Manager
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Wendy Trout
Cameron Glenar ...
Thug
Satch Huizenga ...
Trucker
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Donald Trout
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Cliff
Sage Leonard ...
Jodi's brother
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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)  »

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Oi tyhodioktes  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$26,999, 18 April 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,579, 30 May 1999
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2.35 : 1
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Connections

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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An interesting film about conflict, struggle, and change.
20 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

An interesting film about conflict, struggle, and change. While the quality of the film itself was lower than standard, it presented a very realistic out look on homeless youth and the gritty, day-by-day survival on the streets. Throw in a suicidal elderly man who get's caught in the middle of the youth's criminal rampage, and you have an excellent character study of the human nature, and the power of change. Can this old man change the course of these rebellious teenagers? Can these teenagers change this old man's out look on life? Yes to both. This was a great film with a powerful message. A nod to Kris Kristofferson's character who presented the TRUE answers for all the lead characters. Also to the film-makers for the AWESOME choice of music used throughout the film. I was impressed with the acting by the three teenagers, and Martin Landau was already a proven win. Bravo!


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