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The Open Road (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  28 August 2009 (USA)
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Movie centers on the adult son of a baseball legend who, together with his girlfriend, embarks on a road trip with his estranged father.

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Coach
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Bret Saberhagen ...
Himself
Robert Casserly ...
Moderator
Tony Sanford ...
Fan #1
Kevin Lee Foxx ...
Fan #2 (as Kevin Foxx)
Paxton Brown ...
10-Year Old Kid
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10-Year Old's Father
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Impatient Fan (as Clay Chamberlain)
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Convention Assistant
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Storyline

Carlton Garrett, son of Hall of Famer Kyle Garrett, plays minor league ball in Corpus Christi. He's in a slump when his grandfather calls to say that his mother, in Houston, is refusing a heart operation she needs to prolong her life. She says she won't have the operation until Kyle, her ex-husband, comes to see her. So Carlton, with his close friend Lucy, who used to be his girlfriend, goes to Columbus, Ohio, where Kyle is signing autographs. They haven't spoken in four years. Will Kyle go to Texas or will he find a way to duck out, as he's done for years? In addition to the father and son relationship, what about Lucy, and what about the slump? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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they've got a long way to go.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Avoin tie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,169 (USA) (4 September 2009)

Gross:

$19,348 (USA) (4 September 2009)
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2.35 : 1
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Some scenes for the movie were filmed following an exhibition baseball game between the Corpus Christi Hooks (AA Affiliate of the Houston Astros) and the Round Rock Express (AAA Affiliate of the Houston Astros). The scenes were filmed at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas, including a shot flying over the Harbor Bridge down to the baseball field. See more »

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When Kyle farewells Carlton and Lucy at the hotel restaurant in Ohio, Lucy's hair changes from tucked and non tucked behind ears in between shots. See more »

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[repeated line]
Kyle: #11 in ou program... #1 in your hearts.
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Connections

References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want You to Be My Lover
Written by Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist
Performed by Over the Rhine
Courtesy of Back Porch Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Published by Nettwerk Songs Publishing
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I just saw the Open Road !
29 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought Timberlake and Bridges were a good match as dysfunctional father and son. Good story line and nice set of subtle twists and turns. Timberlake was impressive as an actor, quite believable really . Kate Mara , soft spoken yet sweet girl next door kind of looks ... A believable , down home story that I thought was well executed. I especially liked that there were no Chase Scenes, Gunshots, , Violence, not much foul language. Good Music too by the way ... Lots of Bluezy ,Jazzy, Piano and Organ Background music, well suited for this flick. Id like to see more films with this kind of score.I especially liked the piano piece in the Lyle Lovette section of the movie! Im not sure if The Open Road will be a blockbuster, especially with whats out there these days , But i guarantee it will please young and Old alike in that it is a somewhat heartwarming, real laid back, enjoyable movie for all to see. I can imagine after a nice run in theaters, it will do very well on DVD and on the HBO and SHOWTIME kinds of movie networks !

I have two concerns though... first, It was a very limited opening in very few theaters in very few Cities ,and second ,not enough advertising,There wasn't even a Poster up in the 20 theater cinaplex I saw it in !

Not even the people who worked in the theater knew ANYTHING about this film ... Lets give "The Open Road" a fighting chance !


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