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Backseat -- A "coming of age" story where two old friends flee from New York City on a three-day road trip to Montreal, Canada to escape their problems.
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28 March 2008 (USA) See more »
A "coming of age" story where two old friends flee from New York City on a three-day road trip to Montreal, Canada to escape their problems. | Full synopsis »
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Josh Alexander ... Colton
Starla Benford ... Patty
William Bogert ... Dad

Robert T. Bogue ... Ben (as Rob Bogue)

Christopher Carley ... Guy at Party (as Chris Carley)
Jeffrey Carlson ... Jason

Helen Coxe ... Honey
Glenn Daniels ... Casting Director

Aubrey Dollar ... Shelle

Malcolm Goodwin ... Ricky

Will Janowitz ... Frankie
Alan Katz ... Other Guy at Party
Sarah Lord ... Candi

Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Andres (as Daniel Mastrogiorgio)
Mark Rosenthal ... Henry
Jane Summerhays ... Mom

Directed by
Bruce Van Dusen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josh Alexander 

Produced by
Josh Alexander .... producer
Robert T. Bogue .... associate producer (as Robert Bogue)
Casey Cummings .... executive producer
Henry Hardaway .... executive producer
Terry Leonard .... producer
Jeff Mooallem .... executive producer
John Textor .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Ari Issler 
Film Editing by
Gavin Cutler 
Andy Keir 
Casting by
Eve Battaglia 
Production Design by
Amanda Ford 
Costume Design by
Amanda Ford 
Makeup Department
Ashley Hanson .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Gary Granger .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Granger .... first assistant director
Adam Howard .... second assistant director
Art Department
Olenka Denysenko .... props
Doni Dusan Lucas .... swing
Genevieve Palmieri .... swing
Hyo Park .... set dresser
Sound Department
Joshua Anderson .... production sound mixer
Michael Furjanic .... foley artist
Michael Furjanic .... sound designer
Matt Gundy .... sound re-recording mixer
Bryant Musgrove .... boom operator
Matthew Polis .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Polis .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Fader .... still photographer
Darren Frohlich .... key grip
Pete McGill .... gaffer
Nate Ranger .... assistant camera
Liz Sales .... camera loader
Walter Strafford .... best boy electric
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hillary Nasin .... wardrobe assistant
Location Management
Richard Lear .... location manager
Music Department
Glen Caplin .... music supervisor
Jonathan Fine .... music supervisor
Other crew
Daniel Cerruti .... production assistant
Judge Finklea .... key production assistant
Rachelle Gibson .... script supervisor
Nancy Kagan .... production coordinator
Sammy Leonard .... set production assistant
Faisal Toor .... assistant production coordinator
Aya Cash .... special thanks
John K. Duncan .... thanks

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Life in the Backseat, 4 April 2008
Author: Capt. Spastic from Austin, Tx.

This was one of the best coming of middle age style stories I've ever seen translated into a film. Wonderful job to both the writer and director on truly capturing the anxiety, the indecision, the confusion and the loneliness of middle age restlessness. A very touching, very real, very relatable story of two good buddies just trying to break away and find direction for their lives in the process. Very good overall. The characters were engaging, the story was real, and the situations were something anyone in that age group can and should be able to relate to. The desire to find that one "thing" in your life to give it meaning was really told in a very touching manner, that give a real and sympathetic view to the choices we all make life that are made out of necessity at times, and not because we really agree with them.

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