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Old Joy (2006)

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Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

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Cast

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Mark
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Kurt
Tanya Smith ...
Tanya
Robin Rosenberg ...
Waitress
Keri Moran ...
Lawnmower
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Autumn Campbell ...
Diner Patron
Steve Doughton ...
Diner Patron
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Herself
Matt McCormick ...
Weed Salesman
P.C. Peri
Darren Prolsen ...
Homeless Man
Jillian Wieseneck ...
Diner Patron
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Storyline

Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

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Release Date:

26 January 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Antiga Alegria  »

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,310 (USA) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$255,352 (USA) (4 May 2007)
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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1.66 : 1
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The small New York distributor Kino International spent roughly $40,000 to transfer the film from 16 mm to 35 mm; $24,000 on 22 prints; $6,500 on 200 trailers; $4,000 on 50,000 postcards and about $3,000 on Web advertisements. See more »

Goofs

The trail to Bagby is much more improved than the hike they went to the springs. You don't actually traverse any logs like they do. Friends of Bagby have made bridges over any areas that would be hard to cross like that. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kurt: [on answering machine] Hey, it's Kurt. I'm calling you, I'm in town, and I'm just hoping you're around. I don't know if you're there or what. Pick it up, man. You will not regret it.
Mark: Hey, Kurt... So you're here?... Where you staying?... Yeah, thanks, the rumors are true... Nah, we didn't what to know... Oh yeah, whatcha got, lay it on me... Sure, I can be in to that... I could use some time in the woods, absolutely...
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Crazy Credits

A disclaimer says that the Bagby Hot Springs does not allow nudity or the consumption of alcoholic beverages. See more »

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an excellent, quiet film....a nice change of pace
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

which is exactly what this film is supposed to be. Boring? Not a chance, unless of course you're a fan of what film has unfortunately become; chaotic cross cuts of meaningless images.

The soundtrack, the acting, the direction and scenery all add to this beautiful, intimate story about two friends trying to find solace in this chaos we call life.

Too many films today think high powered story lines, which generally equal meaningless dialogue make for an interesting film, which couldn't be farther from the truth.

It's about time we let film be film by allowing the images to tell the story.

Don't miss it. This is a nice, rare gem.


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