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30 Miles (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 March 2004 (USA)
An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts.



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Anthony (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
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A white man stranded on the side of the road. A black man speeding by in an SUV. An act of kindness with fatal repercussions. A mysterious backpack. And a twist. Two strangers, harboring dark secrets and deceitful motives, learn how much can change in just thirty miles. 30 Miles follows two men of different race & background on a dramatic pressure-cooker trip. Ernie, a down-on-his-luck drifter, and Anthony, a successful Hollywood agent, find their fates intertwined after a chance meeting. As the men reveal intimate details of their pasts, guards are let down and emotions are left unchecked. But as day turns to night, and in a desert that buries all secrets, it becomes apparent that this is no random journey down the highway. 3 Written by Anonymous

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This movie was so bad that I felt cheated out of my three dollars
1 September 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I am not in the habit of writing a review for a film that I don't like but I was honestly shocked at how horrible this movie was.

I couldn't tell what was more atrocious. The horrible acting or the laughable script. I love the idea that Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is finally getting a starring vehicle but his performance here made me see why he never took off in Hollywood. It was truly THAT bad.

The writing was wooden and incredible. Normal people don't speak like these guys did. They go from laughing to crying to anger in minutes. Why would you beg a hitchhiker to get back in your car after 20 minutes of driving? Why would you reveal such incriminating details of your life story after knowing someone for an hour? Why would you allow a stranger with a gun in your car?

Horrible. And the camera work didn't help, either. I'm no expert but here's a tip: when showing a gritty, close up scene, try taking the camera off sticks and going hand-held to get an edgier, more nervous feel. I felt like I was watching public access theater for a while there.

Overall, this is a good concept for a film. The execution, however, drowned the story in a sea of amateurish and obvious mistakes that kids in their second month of film school are warned against.

I wish the actors and crew of this film long, fruitful careers in the entertainment industry but you'll need to bury the masters of this stinker for that to occur. Two words: Alan Smithee.

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