In L.A., Flynn Parker loses his job as a health inspector when his time in prison comes to light, his girlfriend Maggie moves out because of his prevarications, and his ne'er-do-well father, Nat, summons him to Atlantic City with a tale of a malignant cancer. Flynn doesn't like Nat, a small-time hustler and the cause of Flynn's jail time, but Nat cajoles his son into a cross-country trip through family memories toward New Mexico where an experimental treatment awaits. The trip is not just about the past, but whether either can tell the truth - and then what to do with those truths. From time to time, Flynn calls Maggie to leave messages. And what about Flynn's mother? Written by
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Did You Know?
The $5 bill shown on the screen above the title is a "Series 2003" note, signed by Treasurer of the United States Rosario Merin and Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow. See more
After getting off the highway in Amarillo there is a sign for the Atlantic City Expressway. See more
The fact is, I don't want you to do this. I need you to. I need to make things copacetic between us. I know I've been a terrible father. It's not a thing I can ignore. Sometimes for no particular reason, life falls off and knocks you flat. Slams you so hard against the wind, you think that all your insides are busted. But if you look for something to replace what's broken, if you're luck, you can find it.
[looks at his son
You're all I have.
Features Old Yeller
Written by Stephen Duffy
Performed by Stephen Duffy
and The Lilac Time
Immaculate Bob Music
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