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Tumbleweeds (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama, Comedy | 3 March 2000 (UK)
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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Dan Miller
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Jack Ranson
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Laurie Pendleton
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Ginger
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Mr. Cummings
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Zoe Broussard
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Mrs. Boman
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Winston Jackson
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Billy Jo
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Rachel Riley
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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 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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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They ran away from everything but each other.

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Drama | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for language, sensuality and a scene of domestic discord | See all certifications »
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3 March 2000 (UK)  »

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Huyendo del pasado  »

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Budget:

$312,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,281,176 (USA) (14 January 2000)
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The film is based on Angela Shelton's real-life and her experience growing up with her mother, who was erratic and made her move often from one town to the next. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, while heading west to Missouri from North Carolina, Mary Jo glances out the driver's window and comments on the beautiful sunrise, which should have been behind the car (east), not to its left (south). See more »

Connections

Featured in The 2000 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2000) See more »

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Long Way Down
Written by Armen Chakmakian & Shawn Jones
Performed by Shawn Jones
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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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