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Around the Bend (2004)

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In LA, Jason Lair is recently separated, living with his grandfather and his son; he's a banker, tense, with a limp. Grandfather Henry, an archaeologist, wants to take the family van on a ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Henry Lair
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Jason Lair
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Katrina
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John
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College Student (as Robert Douglas)
Carlos A. Cabarcas ...
KFC Counterman (as Carlos Cabarcas)
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Albert
Jean Effron ...
Albert's Mother
Lily Knight ...
Tiffany's Saleswoman
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KFC Manager
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Detective
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Walter
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Ruth
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In LA, Jason Lair is recently separated, living with his grandfather and his son; he's a banker, tense, with a limp. Grandfather Henry, an archaeologist, wants to take the family van on a trip to Albuquerque. His plans are interrupted when Turner, Jason's father and Henry's son, appears after years of absence. Henry wants to celebrate family, as does Zach, Jason's son; Jason is angry and distant, Turner seems detached and says he's got a bus to catch in the morning. This prompts Henry to put in place an elaborate plan that will send his "tribe" on that VW bus trip to New Mexico sorting out relationships and digging up a crippled family history. Dust and dogs figure prominently. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The skeletons in the family closet just came out to play

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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20 January 2005 (Argentina)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,879 (USA) (8 October 2004)

Gross:

$193,571 (USA) (19 November 2004)
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When Katrina is watching Ghost Ship (2002), there is a picture above her head. It is a picture of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. See more »

Goofs

The graveyard scene at the beginning of the film was supposed to be set somewhere in southern California, as this was before they began their road trip to New Mexico. However, in the background you can catch a few glimpses of the Albuquerque skyline. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Lair: [banging on the furniture]
Jason Lair: Henry, it's 1 o'clock.
Henry Lair: I was... drumming for an idea.
Jason Lair: I heard.
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Features Ghost Ship (2002) See more »

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On The Road Again
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Perfect gem of a film...
21 September 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this film, it is everything that a film can be. the only minor flaw, which was un-noticeable to the friend that i saw it with, was Michael Caine's accent drifting across the Atlantic. But you didn't really care.

It is perfectly cast, brilliantly acted, and you believed in and cared for the characters, they are so human with their natural flaws, you are rooting for them all.

The story is fascinating, and it will strike a chord with anyone with a father, particularly anyone estranged from their father. It is funny, witty, charming, touching and delightful.

See it with a loved one...you shouldn't regret it.


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