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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
Ashley Buccille ...
Zoe Broussard
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Adam Riley
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Mrs. Boman
Brian Tahash ...
Winston Jackson
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Billy Jo
Dennis Ford ...
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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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Janet McTeer took the role as a labor of love. She has also mentioned she was hardly paid for her involvement. See more »

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May Jo calls a friend and mentions she and her daughter just left North Carolina. However, the desert-like terrain of the area through which they had been driving clearly was that of the Southwest and not the mountainous region of Appalachia. See more »

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Featured in The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000) See more »

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Scientific
Written by Matt Boruso, Loudspeaker
Performed by Loudspeaker
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What an introduction to Janet McTeer--her charisma cannot be contained!
16 May 2000 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I urge all film lovers to see -Tumbleweeds-. The relatively unknown cast, director and screenwriter(s) blew me away! This film is a gift of fantastic proportions wrapped in plain, brown paper, so tear into it and see what's awaiting you beyond the simple plot of serial-monogamist mother and almost-fully-teenaged daughter fleeing the scene of yet another bad breakup, and heading West to find a new home. I was gripped by Janet McTeer's powerful performance, and unusual character, from the first scene. I cannot imagine anyone not being similarly bowled over. The supporting cast will also surprise and delight you--why can't all young actors be as natural as Kimberly Brown? Rent it today! :-)


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