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Tumbleweeds (1999)

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A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Miller
Jack Ranson
Laurie Pendleton
Mr. Cummings
Ashley Buccille ...
Zoe Brussard
Adam Riley
Linda Porter ...
Mrs. Boman
Brian Tahash ...
Winston Jackson
Billy Jo
Dennis Ford ...
Check-out Clerk
Rachel Riley
Vice Principal


A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her weirdo boss. Meanwhile, the daughter, used to making the constant shifts, finds a fit at school including getting chosen for a play lead. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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They ran away from everything but each other.


Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sensuality and a scene of domestic discord | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 March 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Huyendo del pasado  »

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Box Office


$312,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,202 (USA) (26 November 1999)


$1,281,176 (USA) (14 January 2000)

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McTeer is phenomenal!
8 December 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Janet McTeer's multi-faceted performance makes this otherwise predictable character study a must-see for serious acting buffs. As a native Southerner, I have suffered through more hideous attempts at Southern accents than I care to remember, but McTeer nails the accent right down to the complicated vowel sounds and makes it seem utterly natural. The story runs out of gas in the final third, and the "Winnebago ex machina" element comes out of left field, but why quibble? McTeer is absolutely phenomenal, bringing far more complexity to the role than is written on the page.

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