In this suburban drama, a widower (played by Anthony LaPaglia) confronts his older son's (played by Aaron Stanford) decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.

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Jim Winters
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Gabe Winters
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Pete Winters
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Molly Ripkin
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Stacey
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Robbie (as Brendan Sexton)
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Mr. Bricker
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Steve
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Bill Brennan
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Tim
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Chris Bender
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Mrs. Burton (as Kathleen Kelly)
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Bob
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Landscape gardener Jim Winters is a quiet craftsman, a soft-spoken man who prefers an orderly life. His family, however, is anything but orderly. Older son Gabe is planning his escape to Florida, leaving behind any shot at a stable future with his girlfriend. Younger son Pete has retreated into a private world of anger, drift and disappointment. Jim struggles watching his sons make choices he views as disastrous compromises. It is only when he meets his new neighbor, Molly, that Jim finds a way to deal with his own life and his family's future. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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24 November 2005 (Australia)  »

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$20,393 (USA) (8 April 2005)

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$319,228 (USA) (8 July 2005)
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The Datsun B210 (or 510?) Gabe is driving mysteriously has a new paint job and hubcap upon his departure to Florida at the conclusion - earlier scenes show a more beaten up vehicle. See more »

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The Rookie Year
(2002)
Written by Myk Porter, Matt Traxler, John Sayre and Jared Jolley
Performed by Brandtson (as Brandston)
Published by Bookhouse Boys Music (SESAC)
Courtesy of Deep Elm Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Crusty Old Timer, Inc.
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Surprisingly refreshing
7 April 2005 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

i viewed this film at the premiere on the Paramount lot. My thoughts ... placid on the surface but it had this continual bubbling beneath that serves to create this underlying tension and anxiousness which make you wonder ... where is this story going? thin on plot, yet masterly made .. the director was able to extract superlative performances from EVERY cast member which made this film work. This film is subtle and many aspects will be lost on most. This won't be a box office success but will pay for itself ($1m budget), it is a fantastically crafted piece and is in essence, a beautiful film. well done anthony la paglia for doing this low budget film and for giving such a fantastic emotional and well balanced performance that rubbed off onto all.


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