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Chasing Holden (2003)

 -  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.)


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 <>

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School's out ... for good! See more »


Crime | Drama

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





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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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18 April 2002 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

If you could put the word "cliche" into a bottle, shake it up real good, and then empty that bottle onto a reel of film, well then you'd get "Chasing Holden."

It's about one "troubled young man"'s attempt to track down J.D. Salinger, thinking that he has some kind of cosmic connection with Holden Caulfield. You know that cringing feeling you get when you hear an Iggy Pop or Stones tune in a car commercial, knowing that it was bought and paid for 40 years after it was written and is completely out of context and an insult to everything you believe in? Well *BAM* there's 'Chasing Holden' for you.

And Kevin Smith fans, don't be fooled! This movie has nothing to do with 'Chasing Amy.' Instead of seeing this movie, instead I suggest you watch Chasing Amy again, maybe this time focusing only on every fourth word that is said. You will have a lot more fun than watching this flaming piece of crap!

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