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The Good Things (2001)

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A young toll-booth worker is torn between leaving home to see the world or staying in the small Kansas town where he grew up.



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Cast overview:
Robert Peterson ...
Bob Collector
Zach Means
Rob Fambrough
Dr. Heibert
Shauna Slade ...
Katie Means
Michele Banks ...
Mrs. Howard
Ron Willis ...
Mr. Howard
Mrs. Wheeler
Kevin Coash ...
Adam Wheeler
Astin Neher ...
Billy Wheeler
Paige Orr ...
Darcy Pringle
Pat Mastroianni ...


"The Good Things" is a day in the life of a tollbooth worker, Zach, who is reluctant to leave the comfort of his home in a small Kansas town. As residents of the small town pass through his toll booth heading onto the freeway, we learn from them that today the love of his life, Christina, will marry Zach's childhood friend. When Zach receives a postcard from his pal overseas, he contemplates setting off on a journey away from this desolate spot on the Kansas turnpike. Written by Anonymous

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A very good thing.
15 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from "The Good Things". I mean, a twenty five minute movie about a toll booth worker? It hardly sounds like the most moving thing. But it is. You really connect with the main character of Zach, thanks mainly to an excellent performance from Wil Wheaton.

I would recommend this movie to everyone. A well written and well directed piece filled with great performances all round but especially from Mr Wheaton.

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