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Chasing Holden (2003)

R | | Crime, Drama | 20 January 2003 (UK)
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A troubled young man (Qualls) goes on a journey to meet an author whom he feels has a strong hold on his life.






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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Lawrence
T.J. Jensen
Colin Fox ...
Alex Patterson
Tom Rack ...
Governor Lawrence
Dean Dewitt
Dana Earlich
Drama Teacher
Jack Craig
Anik Matern ...
Allison Jensen (as Anick Matern)
Mike Jensen
Alvin Powell ...
Patrick Macmahon ...
State Trooper
Charles Biddle Sr. ...
Two Cents (as Charlie Biddle Sr.)
Cindy (as Michelle Lipper)


Neil Lawrence (Qualls) is sent to a boarding school by his father. During his first couple days, he meets T.J. (Blanchard) who he falls in love with. After being assigned a paper on Holden Caufield, the main character in J.D. Salinger's "Catcher In The Rye", Neil decided to go on a journey to meet J.D. who he feels has played a huge role in his life. Then Neil & T.J. decide to cut class to take a journey to New York City which leads to more turns then they both could have imagined in which both their lives are changed forever Written by Ryan Harder <hotshotharder@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, including sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »





Release Date:

20 January 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Christmas with J.D.  »

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1.85 : 1
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Devon Sawa was originally cast as Neil Lawrence. See more »

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Stalking J.D. should have been more acceptable
22 October 2002 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

I just watched Chasing Holden and I kinda figured it would be some cheap show. Yeah it was pretty cheap and a little bit psycho like in a way. We see our main character Neil (DJ Qualls) fresh off a stay at an insane asylum and attending a prep school who is assigned an assigment on Holden Caufield from J.D. Salinger's "Catcher And The Rye". After being assigned the paper, he develops such an obsession with Holden that he wants to hunt down the author. The show completely evolves around Neil's obsession with Holden & J.D. that we really can't seem to figure out anything about T.J except her frustrations with Neil's obsession with Holden. If you're looking for a film to watch, you'd be better off watching Ben Affleck as Holden in Chasing Amy then DJ Qualls' obsession with J.D. 3 out of 10 on my scale!!!

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