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Broken Bridges -- A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.


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Writers (WGA):
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A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Brian F. Durkin ... Donnie (as Brian Durkin)
Jason Leith ... Bobby

Richard Tillman ... Kyle

Toby Keith ... Bo Price

Leland L. Jones ... Manager (as Leland Jones)

Kelly Preston ... Angela Delton
Jeff Portell ... Charles

Lindsey Haun ... Dixie Leigh Delton
Greg Clarkson ... News Anchor (as Greg Clarkston)

Tess Harper ... Dixie Rose Delton

Burt Reynolds ... Jake Delton

Daniel Newman ... Scott

Anna Maria Horsford ... Loretta

Sharon Blackwood ... Emmaline Potsam

Josh Henderson ... Wyatt

Steve Coulter ... Johnny
Bart Hansard ... Travis
Walter Scott Emerick ... Lead Singer

Katie Finneran ... Patsi

Rhoda Griffis ... Idalee

Ron Clinton Smith ... Clyde
David Dwyer ... Sheriff Jem Wain

David de Vries ... Mayor Conroe (as David De Vries)

Donna Biscoe ... Dr. McVee (as Donna Bisco)
Seth Chalmers ... Jerome

Gracie Zane ... Clyde's Sister-in-Law

Willie Nelson ... Himself
Terrence Gibney ... Reverend Wells (as Terrance Gibney)

BeBe Winans ... Himself

Johanna Braddy ... Kayla Chartwell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Anton ... Jules (uncredited)
Hunt Baker ... Party Guy (uncredited)
Christina Blizzard ... Partygoer (uncredited)

Luanne Byrd ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)

Viviana Chavez ... Concert Guest (uncredited)
John Collier ... Bar Patron / Dancer (uncredited)

Renee Crawford ... Party Goer (uncredited)
J. Colby Doler ... Extra (uncredited)
Jon Everry ... Party Guy (uncredited)
Nancy Guerriero ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Kent Igleheart ... Partygoer (uncredited)
Rodney L. James ... Country Bar Patron (uncredited)
AmyKathryn Jones ... Cocktail Party Waitress (uncredited)
Merritt Mitchell ... News Reporter (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Page ... Parking Lot Dater (uncredited)
April Rich ... Head Casino Waitress (uncredited)
Brian Spencer ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Steven Stadler ... Waiter in Atlantic City (uncredited)
Mike Tallari ... Town Hall Patron (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ... Man on Bench (uncredited)

Steve Warren ... Craps Player (uncredited)
Matt Wink ... Guy at Party (uncredited)

Kenneth L. Zirkman ... Newsroom Staff (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Goldmann 
Writing credits
Cherie Bennett (written by) &
Jeff Gottesfeld (written by) (as Jeffrey Gottesfeld)

Produced by
Leslie Belzberg .... producer
Adena Chawke .... executive producer
Cathy M. Frank .... co-producer (as Cathy Frank)
Loretha C. Jones .... executive producer (as Loretha Jones)
T.K. Kimbrell .... associate producer
Sara Risher .... producer
Donald Zuckerman .... producer
Original Music by
Toby Keith 
Cinematography by
Patrick Cady (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Maysie Hoy 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Production Design by
Debbie DeVilla 
Set Decoration by
Amy McGary 
Costume Design by
Mary Jane Fort 
Rhona Meyers 
Makeup Department
Caroline Keenan .... hair stylist: Ms. Preston (as Caroline Wiseman)
Caroline Keenan .... makeup artist: Ms. Preston (as Caroline Wiseman)
Taylor Knight .... key hair stylist
Tracey L. Miller-Smith .... makeup artist (as Tracey L. Miller)
Judy Ponder-Patton .... key makeup artist (as Judy Ponder Patton)
Linda Thompson .... hair stylist (as Linda Clark-Thompson)
Denise Tunnell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ellen Pittleman .... executive in charge of production
Tina Stern .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angi Bones .... second second assistant director (as Angelique Bones)
Van Hayden .... first assistant director
Traci M. Lewis .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dwight Benjamin-Creel .... property master
James Brothers .... set dresser
Daniel B. Foster .... set dresser
Carrie Gale .... graphic designer (as Carrie A. Cantwell)
Shawn M. Gray .... assistant property master (as Shawn Gray)
Tatiana Komlos .... art department coordinator (as Tatiana Komlos Post)
Andrew Leary .... set dresser
Alisa Lumbreras .... scenic artist
Robert Tate Nichols .... lead person
Dan Post .... set dresser
Mahrie Reid .... set dresser
Roland Spence .... set dresser (as Roland Heart)
James Vasilovic .... set dresser
Jay Womer .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Patrick Cicero .... sound effects editor
Brian Dunlop .... assistant sound editor
Jim Fitzpatrick .... re-recording mixer
Marshall Garlington .... re-recording mixer
Christopher Harvengt .... adr editor
Christopher Harvengt .... supervising sound editor
Jim Hawkins .... sound mixer
Douglas L. Hill .... boom operator (as Doug Hill)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Colt Logan .... cable person
Paul Longstaffe .... adr editor (as Paul Longstaff)
Paul Longstaffe .... dialogue editor (as Paul Longstaff)
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Chris Navarro .... adr re-recordist
Paul Ordonez .... sound recordist: predubs
Andy Potvin .... sound consultant: Dolby
Martin Schloemer .... sound re-recordist
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Lisa Reynolds .... special effects person
Bob Shelley .... special effects coordinator
Randy Southerland .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Nicholas Hasson .... iq artist: Modern VideoFilm (as Nick Hasson)
Robert Brubaker .... stunts (as Robert Kurt Brubaker)
Susan Saddler .... stunt double: Lindsey Haun
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Lonnie Smith)
Camera and Electrical Department
Reid Andrews .... electrician
Tom Bradley .... video assist operator
J. Christopher Campbell .... grip (as Chris Campbell)
Stephen Crowley .... chief lighting technician
Guy D'Alema .... still photographer
Craig Fikse .... additional Steadicam operator
Jos'h Hancher .... second assistant photographer: "a" camera
Darryl Humber .... dolly grip operator
Chris Jones .... Steadicam operator
Chris Jones .... camera operator: "b" camera
T.K. Kay .... grip
Levi Loy .... grip
Mark McKinney .... electrician
David McLean .... electrician
Greg Morse .... 24 frame video
James H. Pair III .... dolly grip operator (as Tripp Pair)
Jesse Wayne Parker .... first company grip (as Wayne Parker)
Mike Robertson .... electrician
Bruce Robinson .... first assistant photographer: "b" camera
Robert Robinson .... first assistant photographer: "a" camera (as Rob Robinson)
Jacob Ross .... second company grip
Ted Sapp .... grip
Steve Sudge .... electrician
Mike Torino .... second assistant photographer: "b" camera
Trey Twitty .... film loader
Mike Tyson .... rigging gaffer
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "a" camera
Steve Zigler .... assistant chief lighting technician
Casting Department
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting assistant
Shay Griffin .... casting: Georgia (as Shay Bentley Griffin)
Patrick Ingram .... background casting
Shannon Kaiser .... casting assistant
John Fitzgerald Page .... extras casting assistant
Jonathan Rackman .... casting assistant
Christine Simmons .... casting assistant
Nathan Wright .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sekinah Brown .... costumer
David Buckley .... costumer
Katherine Dover .... costume supervisor (as Katherine 'KD' Dover)
Zandra Harding .... cutter/fitter
Joyce Marling .... costumer
Nan McCulloch .... set costumer
Kamisha McCullough .... wardrobe production assistant
Iliana Sanchez .... costumer
Barbara Vazquez .... costumer: Mr. Reynolds
Kenya Ware .... costumer
Joulles Wright .... costumer
Editorial Department
Marisa Clayton .... digital intermediate producer: Modern VideoFilm
Terry Fitzpatrick .... editor: video
Sue Gates .... digital intermediate colorist
Melissa Gearhart .... assistant editor
Andrew Ortner .... post-production coordinator
Robb Porter .... post-production coordinator: Modern VideoFilm
Marisa Tellez .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Karen A. Felix .... location manager
Tony Holley .... assistant location manager
Maida N. Morgan .... location manager (as Maida Morgan)
Matthew Peters .... key locations assistant
Music Department
David Klotz .... music editor
Kenn Michael .... music supervisor
Lee Scott .... music editor
Julie Sessing .... music clearance
Transportation Department
John Carlisle .... driver
Jerry Carter .... driver
Tracy Craytor .... driver (as Tracy 'T.C.' Crayton)
Chuck Graydon .... driver
Tim Lambert .... driver
David Little .... driver
Sean Marshall .... driver
Peter McGoran .... driver
Wayne A. Mercer .... driver (as Wayne Mercer)
Cindy Parker .... transportation coordinator
J.L. Parker .... transportation captain
Johnny Poucher .... driver
Roy Rogers .... driver
Patricia Sammons .... driver
Ralph Strickland .... driver
Chris Troup .... driver: Mr. Keith
Hank Van Apeldoorn .... driver: grip truck
Noah J. Wuellner .... driver
Other crew
Calvin Ashford .... office production assistant
Michael J. Barnes .... dialect coach: Ms. Preston
Heather Hylton Bivens .... assistant: Mr. Goldmann (as Heather Bivens)
Thomas Brunelle .... loop group
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist
William Calvert .... loop group
Bonnie Chaney .... first assistant accountant
Marisa Clayton .... project manager: Modern VideoFilm
Janelle Connor .... unit publicist
Jennifer Crystal Foley .... loop group
Mitch Deneui .... assistant: Mr. Keith
David Dismukes .... military consultant
Derrick Doose .... set production assistant
Tracee Falkow .... assistant: Ms. Preston
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Leigh French .... loop group
Eddie Frierson .... loop group
Larry Gilbert .... police security
Casey Hendershot .... assistant: Mr. Reynolds (as Carey Hendershot)
Takina Holloman .... production secretary
Amber Hunter .... set production assistant
Gail Hunter .... script supervisor
Graig Hutchison .... post-production accountant
Stefanie Johnston .... production assistant
Kenn Kaye .... accounting clerk
Brian 'Bear' Lamar .... set production assistant
Keeley Locke .... loop group
Ricardo Lozier .... assistant craft service (as Ricardo 'Rico' Lozier)
Christie Mellor .... loop group
Bryan Meyers .... chief set production assistant
Matthew D. Miller .... additional set production assistant
Amy Ostrower .... post-production accountant
Day Permuy .... production coordinator
Shari Sontag .... production auditor
Charlie B. Spaht .... office production assistant
Ethan Stokes .... set production assistant
Adrienne Swan .... first assistant auditor
Shane Sweet .... loop group
Stan Swofford .... medic
Jeremy Thomas .... production assistant
Susan Van Apeldoorn .... key craft service
Verda Watson .... assistant: Ms. Jones
Ricky R. Weaver .... production assistant
Regina Williams .... assistant production coordinator
John Fitzgerald Page .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for some violent and sexual content, and teen drinking
USA:105 min
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The film debut of country music singer Toby Keith.See more »
Continuity: When Bo and Patsy are driving down the road, they pass a building and a car. Several minutes down the road, they pass the same building and car again.See more »
Dixie Leigh Delton:[Looking at the cover of a magazine] Now that's a Ho.
Emmaline Potsam:Oh, no, honey that's a weed whacker. The hoes are in the back room.
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When Dixie is standing on the bed, talking on her cell, it appears that she has a flip phone, which is closed when she's using it?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A metaphoric title about as convincing at the material it is placed in front of, 15 November 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Broken Bridges is a film that comes billed and equipped with three specific agendas; to be an openly patriotic film, to boast and share its Christian beliefs, and a film to try and serve as a wholesome parable for Americans facing similar issues. All three agendas are fine by me, if they were taken seriously and made competently into a watchable film, but this is a depressingly mundane trudge through the genre I call "American cinema," one of the weakest genres thus far in film. You may have come across a film or two in this genre; they're films that seemingly exist in their own dull world with dull characters and stiff dialog. At least that's how I've seen them. Another example would include Seven Days in Utopia, a film I regarded as a huge missed opportunity not long ago, but after seeing Broken Bridges, I recall that film as a breath of cleaner, fresher air.

All the hell begins with the ham-fisted, morally devout, incredibly obnoxious story that spells out things so incredulous and far-fetched they are cringe worthy. Bo Price is a hack country singer (he's played by Toby Keith, so try and believe that) who once had a fling with a Miami news reporter named Angela Delton (Kelly Preston), which resulted in a pregnancy. After that, Bo fled responsibility and stuck Angela with a newborn baby girl. Sixteen years later, after a helicopter crash in the military kills Bo's brother and Angela's brother, when they fly back home for the funerals, they are unexpectedly reunited with one another and contention flies.

The movie's main goal is to show how Bo begins to connect with the child he unexpectedly father named Dixie (Lindsey Haun), who has gone on to be a rather unremarkable teenager, who just so happens to have a heavenly voice. What it fails at is generating any fulfilling substance to these bland, unsatisfying, uninteresting archetypes.

Broken Bridges is directly aimed at the crowd who crave films with relatable characters, country music, traditional living, characters "paying dues," and age-old values where there's a heavy dependence on morality and spirituality; I have no problem with any of those things. I was reminded of how surprisingly pleased I was with the Kendrick brothers' film Courageous, which offers the same sort of material, surrounding four policemen with complex homelifes who need to prioritize their jobs and their families. The film had a smooth, if heavy-handed script, seriously complex issues taken believably, and well-developed characters portrayed by capable actors. With this picture, all that is trade for wooden acting, contrived plot-points, tedious fighting between characters, an exhausted concept, and a seriously lazy setup punctuated by some decent but forgettable musical numbers, both solo performances and duets. Arguably the best scene in the film is when Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, and BeBe Winans get on stage to perform "Uncloudy Day," an engaging ballad. Sadly, it's brief and one of two blink-and-you-miss-it cameos for Willie Nelson.

On a final note, take one more look at the title an I'll be damned if you can't guess its meaning. The title represents how our protagonist must make amends with those he has hurt and repair connections, hence the metaphoric "broken bridge." The title is about as convincing and as original as the material the film provides.

Starring: Toby Keith, Kelly Preston, Lauren Haun, Burt Reynolds, and Willie Nelson. Directed by: Steven Goldmann.

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