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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Gerrin
Ken Gerrin
Mrs. Bossert
Peter Dvorsky ...
Craig Bossert
Pete Gerrin
James Purcell
Sheriff Billings
Peter Bryant ...
Ewan 'Sudsy' Clark ...
Harvey (as Sudsy Clark)
Adam (as William Devry)
Dolores Drake ...
Female Desk Clerk
Trucker (as Leslie Ewen)


This is from the back of the DVD package. "After the death of his wife, depressed Tom Gerrin (Jack Lemmon) meets Leane Bossert (Sarah Paulson), a 21-year-old free spirit, and the unlikely pair hitchhike across the country. In learning to respect each other's differences, they become the best of mismatched friends and give each other the courage to embrace new beginnings and face the sad finales that greet them at their journey's end." Written by Dgranger

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1 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Daleka droga do domu  »

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Bridging generation gaps...
19 August 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I think the major theme of this movie revolves around the ubiquitous problem of the gap between two generations. Tom Gerrin, a 75 year old widower finds himself at the mercy of the decisions made for him by his sons after his wife expires. He moves into one of his son's house but is soon irritated with the way everyone treats him like an invalid over there. Their over-solicitude makes him do something they fear - go off without telling anyone, drive them nuts wondering what must have happened to him but also give his sons time to reflect on what went wrong in their relationship with their father. Meanwhile Tom comes close to getting run-down by a young collegiate who is driving across the country to meet her parents. This chance meeting culminates in Tom deciding to travel or literally hitch-hike across the country to California to meet an old sweetheart. Tom and Leann's friendship helps them to realise on what's important in their lives and mostly why do your own near and dear ones behave the way they do. Interspersed with witty dialogues and escapades with all the various people they meet along their way, with well-rounded characters, some beautiful scenery and music, this is a heartwarming feel-good movie that touches on the bitter-sweet relationship between parents and children..All is not lost..Tom couldn't get along with his middle-aged sons, but he does so strikingly with a collegiate in her early 20's and from this interaction decides to not let the rest of his life be ruled by the decisions made by others for him. The acting is commendable. I've not seen any other movies starring Jack Lemmon, but in this he is very convincing in his role and so is Sarah Paulson as Leann. She comes across as a friendly, intelligent girl with her head firmly on her shoulders. I look forward to seeing more performances by these two actors. This movie is worth watching for those who care for a nice leisurely movie which will not leave you disappointed..

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