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$5 a Day (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2009 (USA)
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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A Good Conman Doesn't Need Money See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Five Dollars More  »

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The budget for the film was about $3 million, not including the pay for Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, and Sharon Stone. Saving Grace (2000), his first film, cost $5 million. See more »

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When Nat and Ritchie start out on their trip Nat makes Ritchie pull over quickly to get a hair cut. In the background you can see a toll booth. Later in the film you can see them swerve off the freeway with the same toll booth in the background. See more »

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Ritchie Flynn Parker: Well, maybe you're not my father. But every morning I wake up, I look in the mirror and I feel sick to my stomach because I think I'm turning out to be just like you.
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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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I Don't Mind
Written and Performed by Marcus Foster
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perfectly fine for fun
2 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

there isn't really much to say about this movie. the other reviewers have said about all that can be said. BUT i do not understand nor agree with the more negative reviews.

this story is nicely told and at times very funny and thoughtful. there are implausible and plausible situations these two cross country travelers find themselves or rather 'get' themselves into. the dialog and character development are adequate and easy to follow. in other words it's an easy light hearted story that is strictly for entertaining you. not deep thinking or symbolism.

this is an excellent choice for easy entertainment and having a few laffs along the way! give it a look - you'll like it.


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