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$5 a Day (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  11 January 2009 (USA)
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The son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joins his father on the road.

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »
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The project dates back to 2003 when Nick Cassavetes had signed on to direct, but a year later was replaced by John Curran. Three years later Nigel Cole is sitting in the director's chair. See more »

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After getting off the highway in Amarillo there is a sign for the Atlantic City Expressway. See more »

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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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Black Dauphin
Written by Arthur Owens, Jake Oas, Joe Fiorentino, Jon Warren, CHris Seeds, Art Lavis
Performed by Artanker Convoy
Fresh Squozen Music (ASCAP)
Licensed Courtesy of The Social Registry
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NO, not a good movie at all
30 October 2010 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

This movie has despicable characters doing despicable things unrelentingly throughout the entire running time. The entire movie consists of scam artists ripping off (or worse) decent people. The scams are not cute, they are not clever, they are just plain mean. The actors themselves are terrific and their likable personalities shine through...just not enough to overcome the seat squirming activities of their characters. If you're in the mood a low budget movie that makes you feel uncomfortable for 98 minutes, this is the movie for you. However, if you want a fantastic low budget movie where the actors really shine in their roles, try Morgan Freeman's "10 Items Or Less." IMDb 6.7 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499603/)


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