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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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KFC Counterman (as Carlos Cabarcas)
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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20 January 2005 (Argentina)  »

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A kanyaron túl  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$193,571 (USA) (19 November 2004)
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Trivia

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 »

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The words "My boy" appear written on different parts on the back of the old photograph depending on if it's a wide shot or a close-up. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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A Song For You
Written by Leon Russell
Performed by Leon Russell
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If this is the last movie you ever see, than let it be this one.
16 October 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Wrong . . .Wrong . . .Wrong!!!! Anyone who is reading the less than perfect reviews and makes a decision to not see this film is making a very big mistake. We all know how political the economics of film reviews are and this movie proves it. I am a 40 year old male who sees this as a "mans" movie. This is about the issues that all sons have with their fathers to one degree or another; and it has a great plot with as much humor in it as it does have the seriousness of male issues and bonding. Come on guys, you all know what I am talking about. So for all those who call this a chick flick, your wrong too! Both men and women will definitely leave this film with a big smile on their faces and will agree with me that the admittance ticket was worth every penny!


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