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Old Joy (2006)

 -  Drama  -  26 January 2007 (UK)
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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
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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Trivia

In Jon Raymond original story, there is no mention of Mark listening to talk radio in the car. The book also does not include the dog or the fact Kurt sold drugs. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, they are on Hwy 30 near the St. Johns Bridge, driving in the direction of Astoria, which is AWAY from the hot springs they are going to. Then suddenly, inexplicably, they're in Colton, and heading towards the hot springs. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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Road to Nowhere
16 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had to check this page just to make sure that I was not the only clod who thought this film was a fraud. I am so relieved to read the other comment; one which I could have written myself. Without a POV, or a real purpose, this film could have been made by anyone at all given a car and a camera. That is not to say the camera work wasn't good, because at times the composition and framing were great, but the images did not speak outside the frame. If this had been made as a short, it could have worked quite nicely, but filmmakers need to respect the audience of whom they are asking a substantial time commitment. I am not sure how Will Oldham got involved in this project, but he deserves a much better "vehicle" for his fine talent.


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