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A West Texas Children's Story (2007) More at IMDbPro »Have Dreams, Will Travel (original title)

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Set in the 1960s, a magical tale of two 12-year-olds embarking on an adventure to find new, cool parents and escape their neglected, overly adult existence. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Cayden Boyd ... Ben Reynolds

Lara Flynn Boyle ... Ben's Mother

Matthew Modine ... Ben's Father
Noah Grabowski ... Ben at 2

J.D. Garfield ... Father in Diner
Johnny Cotugno ... Plumber (as John Cotugno)

Jeff Griffin ... Roofer
Candace Campfield ... Accountant
Mary Evans ... Cassie's Mother

AnnaSophia Robb ... Cassie Kennington

Mike Miller ... Sheriff LeClaire (as Michael Miller)

Bill Allen ... Cassie's Father (as William Lawrence Allen)
Michael Clark ... Truck Driver #1
Boots Southerland ... Truck Driver #2 (as Boots Sutherland)

Val Kilmer ... Henderson
Ramsey Scott ... Henderson's Wife

Stephen Root ... Sheriff Brock

Toby Huss ... Deputy Raymond Ward

Sean Brosnan ... Neal

Jackson Hurst ... Jack (as Jack Hurst)
Argos MacCallum ... Allen

Tonea Stewart ... Elderly Woman
Mathew Greer ... Elderly Man (as Matthew Greer)

Ashley Fox Linton ... Doctor's Daughter
Jerry Biggs ... Doctor

Susan Conklin ... Doctor's Wife

Brenda Isaacs Booth ... Truck Stop Waitress
Georges Hemund ... Sax Player

Dylan McDermott ... Uncle

Heather Graham ... Aunt
Chris Luttrell ... Military Instructor
Gregory Chase ... Hospital Doctor

Ethan Phillips ... Businessman
Elliott Shelton ... Ben - Older
Breanna Ellis ... Cassie - Older
Bailey Ann Scheller ... Ben and Cassie's Daughter
Kenny Resch ... Ben and Cassie's Son
Janet Dey ... Elderly Cassie
Jeffrey Jackson ... Elderly Ben
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kiira Arai ... Sleepy Bus Girl (uncredited)
Ronald Robert Hamilton ... Spectator (uncredited)
James Johnstone ... Ben @ 53, 74 & 81 (uncredited)
Geoffrey C. Martin ... Prankster Bus Driver (uncredited)
D'Nette Pennington ... Cassie age 54 and 71 (uncredited)
Gabriel Sanchez ... Batter (uncredited)
Dylan Scheller ... Baseball Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Brad Isaacs 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Brad Isaacs (written by)

Produced by
Diane Becker .... associate producer
Lara Flynn Boyle .... co-producer
Brian Campbell .... line producer
Morna Ciraki .... producer
Roger Howe .... executive producer
Ryan Howe .... producer
Thom Mount .... executive producer
Arturo Muyshondt .... producer
Polly Platt .... executive producer
Mark Davis .... producer (uncredited)
Stephen Hays .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Glen Ballard 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Mason 
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen (co-editor)
Robert Brakey (co-editor)
 
Casting by
Toni Cobb Brock 
Shari Rhodes 
Jason Mundy (uncredited)
Don Phillips (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Bryce Perrin 
 
Art Direction by
David Baca 
Jonathan Delaney Marsh  (as Delaney Marsh)
 
Costume Design by
Mary Malin 
 
Makeup Department
Lori Ann Baker .... key hair stylist
Sara Bozik .... key makeup artist
Berlinda Cantu-Lewis .... additional hair stylist (as Belinda Canti-Lewis)
Vanessa Jaramillo .... assistant makeup artist
Carmen L. Jones .... additional hair stylist (as Carmen Jones)
Yvette Meely .... additional hair stylist
Rachel Lisa .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sheila Trujillo-Gomez .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sam Childs .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Lisa Gabriel .... additional unit production manager (uncredited)
Julie Pongos .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Vose Campbell .... first assistant director
Zachary May .... second assistant director
Faith Strongheart .... second second assistant director
Lyon Reese .... assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
Lyon Reese .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Trevor Rogas .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William J. Albarez .... set dresser
J. Todd Anderson .... storyboard artist
Mark Bankins .... assistant property master
Ben Bishop .... greensman
Meg Blissell .... lead painter
Robin Brazy .... key set dresser
Matt Chavez .... property maker (as Matthew Chavez)
Victor Chavez .... property maker
Kenneth Cook .... property maker
Rocky De la Vega .... painter
Brooke Fair .... painter
Jason Fitzgerald .... lead man
Linda R. Gore .... set dresser (as Linda Gore)
Paul Harman .... painter
Jen Jenner .... painter
Derek Johnson .... lead man
Deanne May .... art department coordinator
Abbey McCreary .... construction coordinator
Mark Miller .... set dresser
Nichole Miller .... property maker (as Nichole S. Miller)
Robbie Mueller .... lead man (as Rob Mueller)
Emily Powell .... set dresser
Andre Ross .... set dresser
Gerald Slate .... painter
Jeff Storm .... property maker
Shana Terrell .... set dresser (as Shana Terell)
Lawrence Tolle .... set dresser
Sylvester Tucker .... set dresser
Jeffri Welsh .... property master (as Jeffri Walsh)
Chris Windisch Jr. .... set dresser (as Chris Windish)
Matthew Zomick .... set dresser (as Matt Zomick)
 
Sound Department
Roberto Dominguez Alegria .... foley mixer (as Roberto Domínguez)
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Jason Brennan .... re-recording mixer
Darryl L. Frank .... production sound mixer (as Darryl Frank)
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist
Greg Jefferson .... adr mixer (as Gregory Jefferson)
Trevor Jolly .... adr supervisor
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer
Patrick O'Sullivan .... sound supervisor
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
Paul Ratajczak .... re-recording mixer
Edwardo Santiago .... boom operator (as Eduardo Santiago)
Trevor Sperry .... foley recordist
Kevin Thompson .... sound engineer
Paul Wight .... sound engineer
Lance Wiseman .... adr editor
Lance Wiseman .... dialogue editor
Robert Seymour .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Pierre Barrera .... special effects technician (as Pierre L. Barrera)
Geoffrey C. Martin .... special effects coordinator (as Geoffrey Martin)
Sean McCormick .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Franklin Cofod .... editorial: Pixel Magic
Michael Curtis .... effects artist: Pixel Magic (as Mike Curtis)
Geordie Spradling .... effects artist: Pixel Magic
Victor DiMichina .... digital imaging supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt coordinator (as Eddie Fernandez)
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunt double: Cassie (as Kevin Jackson)
Andrew Lutheran .... stunt double: Cassie
Chris Byrne .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Barros .... grip
Chris Byrne .... loader
Scott Clark .... dolly grip
Kenneth Coblentz .... grip
Joe A. Dean .... grip
Erik Donald .... grip
Andrew Fisher .... first assistant camera
Henry Geoffrion .... grip
Luis Gomez .... second assistant camera
George Greene .... electrician (as George H. Greene)
Leonard E. Hoffman .... grip
Trevor Howe .... best boy grip
Kirk LeBlanc .... electrician (as Kirk Le Blanc)
Kirk LeBlanc .... grip (as Kirk Le Blanc)
Nikki LeBlanc .... electrician (as Nikki Le Blanc)
Jason Linebaugh .... electrician
Rob Lueker .... electrician
Dominic Mainl .... first assistant camera
Tor Matson .... grip
Philippe McClelland .... special unit photographer
Steven C. McGee .... gaffer (as Steve Magee)
Stephen Mullen .... electrician
Louis Nelson .... electrician (as Lou Nelson)
Dan Nordquist .... dolly grip
Ray Ortega .... best boy electric (as Ramon 'Ray' Ortega)
Georgia Tornai Packard .... camera operator (as Georgia Packard)
Mark Robinson .... additional second assistant camera
Val Schubert .... key grip (as Valentin 'Val' Schubert)
Brian Shaffer .... grip
Jason Smith .... grip
John Stearns .... electrician
George Stephenson .... camera operator
Angelo Trujillo .... grip (as N. Angelo Trujillo)
Michael Boidy .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sally Allen .... casting assistant
Michelle Greathouse .... casting associate (as Michele Greathouse)
Michelle Greathouse .... extras coordinator (as Michele Greathouse)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Bentfield .... key set costumer
Barbara Lee Brice .... costumer
Debra Chapman .... seamstress
Stephani Lewis .... costumer
Paula Truman .... wardrobe supervisor
Hilary Parkin .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Randy L. Anderson .... color timer (as Randy Anderson)
Brian Anton .... additional editor
Emily Chiu .... additional assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Martin Wilson .... assistant editor
Lance Spindler .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Jason Doutree .... location production assistant
Pablo Kelly .... assistant location manager
Sam Tischler .... location manager (as Sam Ticshler)
Keith Baca .... locations key (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Glen Ballard .... score producer
Brett Boyet .... music editor
Scott Campbell .... music recording engineer
Geraldine L. Jones .... music clearance administrator
Bill Malina .... music recording engineer
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation (uncredited)
Richard Stites .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Lou Thomas .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gary Armstrong .... driver
Thom Buckley .... driver (as Thomas Buckley)
Scott E. Corly .... transportation captain (as Earl Scott Corley)
Gary DeVoe .... driver
Jimmy Goodman .... driver
Tracy Goodman .... driver
J.D. Hicks .... driver
Penny Hicks .... driver
Brian Kay .... driver
Jackie Link .... driver
Pete Meda .... driver
Mark Pilkenton .... driver
John Proctor .... transportation captain
Patrick A. Reynolds .... driver
Walter J. Russell .... driver (as Walt Russell)
Boots Southerland .... picture car coordinator (as Boots Sutherland)
Harold L. Woods .... driver (as Harold Woods)
William Wray .... driver (as Willie Wray)
 
Other crew
Jessica Ashbrook .... assistant: Mr. Mount
Helen Caldwell .... script supervisor (as Helen Caldwell)
Sam Childs .... accountant
Scott Clapp .... caterer
Christopher Conkling .... accountant
Dawn Todd Curfman .... production coordinator (as Dawn Todd)
Mikel Ray Evans .... animal handler
Marvin Fulfer .... medic
Amy Hawkins .... payroll accountant (as Amy S. Hawkins)
Kyndall Holstead .... assistant production coordinator
Jeff Kirby .... office production assistant
Steve Klenke .... instructor: trumpet
John Krebbs .... catering assistant
Brett Lewis .... catering assistant
Rachel Lisa .... assistant: Mr. Isaacs
Donald J. Mason .... medic
Matt Medina .... chef (as Matt 'Cha Chi' Medina)
William Miles .... assistant craft service
Christine Miller .... studio teacher
Ross Miller .... insurance (as Ross J. Miller)
Dan Noah .... assistant production coordinator
Ricardo Paiz .... office production assistant (as Ricardo Miguel Paiz)
George Paul .... accounting assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer
Brooke Peters .... accounting clerk
Julie Pongos .... assistant: Mr. Howe
Tomas Sanchez .... craft service
Jessica A. Smart .... office production assistant (as Jessica Smart)
Hunter Standen .... production secretary
Jacey Taub .... unit publicist
Wendy Wilhite Chatley .... studio teacher (as Wendy Wilhite)
Penny Wolf .... international sales
Steve Aguino .... production assistant (uncredited)
David E. Augustson .... guns (uncredited)
Denise A. Beale .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Stacia Brigham .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Geno Caggiano .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Carrigan Compton .... assistant production coordinator: pre-production (uncredited)
Suzanne Friedline .... additional voices (uncredited)
Kyndall Holstead .... travel coordinator (uncredited)
Ryan Lacen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Hilary Parkin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Katie Pruitt .... personal assistant (uncredited)
Jamie Worlds .... production controller (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Have Dreams, Will Travel" - USA (original title)
"West Texas Lullaby" - USA (new title)
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Runtime:
Germany:86 min (European Film Market) | USA:86 min
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Trivia:
Originally set for a US theatrical release in late 2007 and then 2008, it languished in a vault secondary to the production company going bankrupt after post-production was already completed.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Ben:[narrating] I'm just a kid, there's a lot I don't know. But one thing I do know, is that my folks should never have married. And they definitely should never had a kid.
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Soundtrack:
Blues Stay Away From MeSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Amazing plan of life, 19 February 2012
Author: alexccap

I just viewed this magnificent gem of a movie and was awed by how rich and complex it is despite the simplicity of its story and some production flaws. It is amazing how Cassie, at such a young age, manages to drive her life with Ben along to a great plan -- and see it to its fulfillment. Equally amazing is how Ben complies with it all along, and gives strength to Cas at her lowest point.

Overall, this is an adult fairy tale with the most realistic and bittersweet happily-ever-after ending anyone can hope to have. Grown-ups (like me) will be lead to re-examine their lives, while teens and young adults will take away many important points -- like the importance of having a plan they can hold on to for life, and of having someone with whom they can share their strengths to see it through.

This movie also sums up what I've long held to be true: a strong woman can make a man's life soar, and a man must recognize and respect this gift of her presence, if he is lucky enough to find her.

I feel lucky to have stumbled into this movie -- after nearly 5 years since it was shown! I hope more people will get to see it and spread its worth.

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