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The conservative son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joins his father on the road -- after being released from jail for one of his dad's earlier crimes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Walken ... Nat Parker

Alessandro Nivola ... Ritchie Flynn Parker

Sharon Stone ... Dolores Jones

Dean Cain ... Rick Carlson

Peter Coyote ... Burt Kruger

Amanda Peet ... Maggie

Luis Avalos ... Martinez

Beth Bailey ... Real Estate Lady

Marya Beauvais ... Realtor

Frank Bond ... Bar Manager

Vic Browder ... Salesman
Gregory Chase ... Reporter (as Greg Chase)

Christopher Dempsey ... Tim Webber
Judith Greentree ... IHOP Waitress

Christopher Hagen ... Marty
Jim Hatch ... Health Dept. Supervisor
Anne Johns ... Kruger's wife
Diana Maimin ... Desk Clerk

Mike Miller ... Pharmaceutical CEO
Tish Rayburn-Miller ... Secretary (as Tish Miller)
Mandy Olsen ... Hospital Nurse

Nectar Rose ... Sherry

Tom Schuch ... VIP
Babak Tafti ... Room Service Waiter

Bridget White ... Mrs. Carlson (as Bridget Ann White)
William Calvert ... Radio Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jim Burleson ... Orderly
Jeffrey Mowery ... Vendor
Sequoyah Adams-Rice ... Crying Child (uncredited)

Michael-David Aragon ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)

Josh Berry ... Manager (uncredited)
J. Santiago Candelaria ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bryan Chapman ... Front Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Gorneth D'Oyley ... Bell Hop (uncredited)
Lynda Fazio ... Singing IHOP waitress (uncredited)

Esodie Geiger ... Airline Attendant (uncredited)
Antony Hall ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Aynn Kirby ... Pharmaceutical Rep (uncredited)

David Kneeream ... IHOP Patron (uncredited)

Daniel Knight ... Wealthy Gentleman (uncredited)

Kevin Makely ... Jammez (uncredited)
Jon Kristian Moore ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)

Tricia Munford ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)

Arty Nichols ... Pharmaceutical Rep (uncredited)

Lorri Oliver ... Singing IHOP Waitress (uncredited)

Charles Pendelton ... Game / fender (uncredited)

Chris Ranney ... Pharmaceutical Rep (uncredited)

Robyn Reede ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Fred Resler ... VIP at Political Rally (uncredited)
Shawnee Robertson ... IHOP Patron (uncredited)

David C. Roehm Sr. ... Boardwalker (uncredited)

Bailey Ann Scheller ... Minature Golfer (uncredited)
Dylan Scheller ... Minature Golfer (uncredited)
Tavia Schwartz ... Pharmacist's Wife (uncredited)

David Sheftell ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Justin Stern ... IHOP Patron (uncredited)

Omar Paz Trujillo ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Stacy Marie Warden ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)
Taylor Warden ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)
Foued Zayani ... Political Rally Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nigel Cole 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Neal H. Dobrofsky  writer
Tippi Dobrofsky  writer

Produced by
Carol Baum .... producer
David Bergstein .... executive producer
Mark Brooke .... executive producer
Jane Goldenring .... producer
Warren T. Goz .... executive producer
Kia Jam .... producer
Stewart McMichael .... executive producer
Jeff G. Waxman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alex Wurman 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Donahue 
 
Film Editing by
Susan Littenberg 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
 
Production Design by
Bryce Perrin 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Bruning 
 
Makeup Department
Debra Clair .... additional hair stylist
Katie Douthit .... key hair stylist
Jane Galli .... makeup department head
John Holland .... additional hair stylist
Arlene Martinez .... additional hair stylist (as Aleen L. Martinez)
Karen McDonald .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Elaine Dysinger .... unit production manager
Anne Johns .... production supervisor
Laura J. Medina .... unit production manager
Demian Resnick .... assistant unit production manager: East Coast
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Lemon .... second second assistant director
James Sbardellati .... first assistant director
Dawn Stewart .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Becker .... set dresser
Greg Davidson .... painter
Rocky De la Vega .... key scenic
Phyllis Detrich .... property master
James Klotsas .... leadman
Leigh Maney .... assistant props
Markus Maurette .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Maurice Cre'que .... cable utility sound
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Josh Eckberg .... sound recordist
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer
Arthur Farkas .... sound effects editor
Darryl L. Frank .... production sound mixer
Jeff Knudsen .... boom operator
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick O'Sullivan .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Holt .... special effects coordinator
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate colorist
Robert Vega .... title animation
 
Stunts
Adam C. Edwards .... stunt driver (as Adam Ciesielski)
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
John Koyama .... stunts
Z. Ray Wakeman .... stunt double: Christopher Walken
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Theodore Y. Bott .... best boy electric
Elizabeth Cash .... film loader
Beau Chaput .... Steadicam operator
Daniel C. Cook .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Frank Eyers .... 24 frame playback operator
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer
Tammy Fouts .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tammy Fouts .... director of photography: second unit
Liam Kibbutz .... rigging chief lighting technician
April Lanci-Leseur .... assistant camera (as April Lanci)
Len Levine .... gaffer
Charles Libin .... director of photography: second unit
Niran Martin .... key first assistant camera
Brian Minzlaff .... set lighting
Richard A. Mitchell .... local best boy
Jerad Molkenthin .... electrician: Philadelphia/Atlantic City
Michael Parmelee .... still photographer: Atlantic City
Gabriel Pfeiffer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeremy Schroeder .... key grip: East Coast unit
Corey Weintraub .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Wolfe .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Lauren Dickey .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Georgenea Galaviz .... extras casting assistant
Michelle Greathouse .... casting associate: New Mexico
Jonathan Clay Harris .... casting associate: Los Angeles (as Jonathan Harris)
Diane Heery .... extras casting
Gwyn Savage .... extras casting coordinator
Kathryn Wamego .... extras casting assistant
Christian Rodriguez .... casting intern (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bren Cook .... costume supervisor
John Deering .... key set costumer
Jennifer Gingery .... costumer
Juliet Hyde-White .... set costumer
Jesse Trevino .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jason Barnes .... first assistant editor
Bartholomew Burcham .... editorial consultant
Regan Copeland .... digital intermediate editor
Paul Lavoie .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Carlos José Alvarez .... musician: percussion
John Jennings Boyd .... assistant to composer
John Jennings Boyd .... composer: additional music
Tom Brissette .... score mixer
Tarquin Gotch .... music supervisor
Teddy Kumpel .... guitar
Ellen Segal .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Gary Armstrong .... driver
Morris Aroesti .... driver
Lyle Christensen .... shotmaker driver
L. Chip Crosby Jr. .... transportation captain
James Lowder .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Vanessa Abbott .... assistant: Mr. Cole
Doug Acton .... key medic
Lisa Alsop .... office production assistant
Ethan Ambabo .... assistant: Ms. Goldenring
Lynn Ambrosino .... set production assistant
Paul Baca .... set medic
Nickolas Banton .... office production assistant
Jon Baran .... key set production assistant
Newton Bass .... location manager
Frymi Biedak .... assistant: Mr, Bergstein
Marco Blanco .... chef assistant: Reel Chefs Catering
Jason Bonnell .... location scout
Daniel Cabeza .... production coordinator: Capitol Films
J. Santiago Candelaria .... location assistant
John W. Cocco .... additional production assistant
Tracy L. Connors .... key set production assistant
Rob Corlew .... production coordinator
Solon B. Cousisns .... consultant: health department: City of Albuquerque (as Solon B. Cousisns 'Jay')
Jose Cruz Tejeda .... chef assistant: Reel Chefs Catering (as Jose Cruz)
Amy Cutler .... set production assistant
Stephanie Marie Delgado .... accounting production assistant (as Stephanie M. Delgado)
Michelle DeWalt .... accounting production assistant
Terra Drennan .... studio teacher
Joshua Echevarria .... set production assistant
Adam C. Edwards .... photo double for Alessandro Nivola (as Adam Ciesielski)
Francisco A. Fernandez .... office production assistant (as Francisco Fernandez)
John Galloway .... assistant location manager: East Coast
Dominic Garcia .... office production assistant
Audrey Garrison .... studio teacher
Manuel Gonzalez .... chef assistant: Reel Chefs Catering
Chris Gormley .... location assistant (as Chris Cormley)
Chris Gormley .... set production assistant
Jim Graebner .... studio teacher
Carol Green .... unit publicist
Granville Greene .... location scout
Lesley Grigg .... office production assistant
Doug Harris .... vp production finance: Capitol Films
Christopher J. Harvey .... additional production assistant
Kyndall Holstead .... assistant production coordinator
Santino Jimenez .... location assistant (as Santino O. Jimenez)
Andrew C. Keeter .... production executive: Capitol Films (as Andy Keeter)
Nikki Kelly .... assistant: Mr. Walken
Michael Kiely .... production accountant
Brandon A. Lopez .... production finance manager: Capitol Films (as Brandon Lopez)
Michelle Lorr .... craft service: Reel Chefs Catering
Jennifer Mancuso .... production secretary (as Jennifer L. Mancuso)
Leigh Maney .... set production assistant
Traci Martin .... first assistant accountant (as Traci Lynette Martin)
Amy Martinson .... assistant: Mr. Jam
Michael McCarthy .... set production assistant
Jason A. McCauley .... location manager: East Coast
Jason A. McCauley .... location scout: Philadelphia
Monica McLeod .... payroll accountant
Matt Medina .... chef assistant: Reel Chefs Catering (as Matt 'Cha Chi' Medina)
Paul Merritt .... assistant craft service: Reel Chefs Catering (as Paul Quence Merritt)
Anna Metcalf .... second assistant accountant
Marciano Moreno .... chef assistant: Reel Chefs Catering
Wendy Neel Brogan .... vp production finance: Capitol Films (as Wendy Brogan)
Ryan J. Pezdirc .... assistant: Mr. Nivola
Loretta Polizzi .... script supervisor
Lauren Popp .... set production assistant
Dan Reddy .... craft service (as Dan the Man Reddy)
Ray Reyes .... vp business & legal affairs: Capitol Films
Paul B. Roberts .... assistant location manager (as Paul Roberts)
Hannah Rodananta .... set production assistant
Saul Rodriguez Garcia .... location scout
Abby Lyn Rogers .... cast assistant
Peter W. Root .... assistant production coordinator
Peter W. Root .... unit production secretary
Rufus Rosendo .... office production assistant
Nicholas Salinas .... set medic (as Nicholas A. Salinas)
Eric J. Scheiner .... additional production assistant (as Eric Scheiner)
Bill Schmidt .... legal assistant: Mr. Reyes: Capitol Films
Aaron Z. Schor .... key office production assistant
Larry Sheffield .... production attorney: Capitol Films
Ian Simon .... set production assistant (as Ian Lightfoot Simon)
Jessica A. Smart .... assistant: Ms. Peet (as Jessica Smart)
Erik Solis .... production assistant
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator: Stone Management
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator: Stone Management
Rick S. Sulier .... production accountant (as Rick Sulier)
Jacob Uher .... second assistant accountant
David Valdez .... set production assistant
Z. Ray Wakeman .... stand-in: Christopher Walken
Déborah Wakshull .... location scout (as Deborah Wakshull)
Dana Warning .... assistant: Mr. Jam
Steve Watson .... chef: Reel Chefs Catering
Patty West .... assistant: Ms. Baum
Tobias Swift White .... key craft service: Reel Chefs Catering
Carron Deneen Willis .... production coordinator
Emily Lipson Zambello .... studio teacher (as Emily Zambello)
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Wendy Benge .... finance attorney (uncredited)
Jennifer Bushnell .... legal assistant (uncredited)
Robert Vertrees .... runner (uncredited)
Caspar von Winterfeldt .... production financing (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Caspar von Winterfeldt .... very special thanks
 

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  • AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services  production insurance provided by (as AON/Albert G. Ruben)
  • Aim Productions  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Alternative Apparel  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Anheuser Busch  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Anheuser-Busch)
  • Apple  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Aquafina Water  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Aquafina)
  • Aramid Entertainment Fund  funding (uncredited)
  • Blackfeet Productions  score recording facility
  • Boost Mobile  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Bordeaux  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Buggy Beamer  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Cadillac Motor Division  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Cadillac)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dolly provided by (as Chapman Leonard)
  • Chrysler  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • City of Albuquerque  consultant: health department
  • Cuba Beverage Company  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Cumberland Packing  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Cumberland Packing Corp.)
  • Deborah Ross Film Design  main title design
  • Dockers  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Dolby Digital  in selected theatres
  • Dunkin' Donuts  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • E & J Gallo Winery  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as E&J Gallo Winery)
  • Five Dollars a Day  copyright holder (as Five Dollars a Day, LLC)
  • FotoKem  digital intermediate
  • GMC, Coach & Truck Division  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as GMC)
  • Getty Images  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Hollywood Script Research  script clearances
  • Home Shopping Network (HSN)  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as HSN)
  • Howard Johnson  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Howard Johnson's)
  • Hyatt Hotels  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Hyatt)
  • I.A.T.S.E.  acknowledgement
  • In Good Taste  catering (as In Good Taste, Inc. [Pennsylvania])
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, The  acknowledgement (as International Brotherhood of Teamsters)
  • International House of Pancakes (IHOP)  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as IHOP)
  • Joico (Hair Care Products) of Canada Inc.  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Joico)
  • Kodak Motion Picture Film  film stock
  • Korbel Champagne  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Korbel)
  • Leonetti Company  grip and lighting equipment
  • Lyric Jeans  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Mattel  courtesy of: Barbie © Polaroid Camera (as Mattel, Inc.)
  • Maya Swimwear  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Mercury Sound Studios  post-production sound services (as Mercury Sound Studios, Inc.)
  • Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)  production: #44713
  • Otto Nemenz International  camera equipment provided by (as Otto Nemenz)
  • Otto Nemenz International  film cameras provided by (as Otto Nemenz International Inc)
  • PES Payroll  production payroll provided by
  • Pepsi-Cola Company  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Pepsi)
  • Polaroid  courtesy of: Barbie © Polaroid Camera (as © Polaroid Camera)
  • Reel Chefs Catering  catering
  • Resorts International Hotel & Casino  catering (as Resorts Hotel [New Jersey])
  • Skechers  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Sketchers)
  • Sonart Productions  score mixing facility
  • Soundtrack New York  ADR Facility
  • Soundtrack  ADR Facility
  • Southwest Airlines  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Sperry Topsiders  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Sperry)
  • Stone Management  product placement company (as Stone Management, Inc.)
  • Sugar Foods  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Sweet 'N Low)
  • The Luxottica Group  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film (as Luxottica)
  • Tiji  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Topo Chico  the producers with to express their gratitude and thank: for their support and cooperation in the making of this film
  • Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment  footage courtesy of: Old Yeller
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and language
Runtime:
Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:98 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Nat Tells Richy, he is taking a picture of him beside a '63 Corvair. The 63 Corvair has a straight vertical front end. The corvair hulk they are standing by has a curved front like the 67 corvair.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Great Escape (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Don't MindSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
only Christopher Walken here, 8 January 2014
Author: SnoopyStyle

Flynn Parker (Alessandro Nivola) is a corrupt health inspector who loses his job for not disclosing his criminal past. His girlfriend Maggie (Amanda Peet) moves out for keeping too many secrets. His con artist father Nat (Christopher Walken) tells him he's dying of cancer, and they go on a cross-country trip to New Mexico for an experimental treatment. Nat is proud of living on no more than $5 a day.

There isn't any real tension in this. I can't really understand why Flynn would go on the trip. He must be thinking his father is lying. It's completely out of character that Nivola has already laid out for Flynn. It seems much more likely that he would put his father on the Greyhound.

That aside, it's still nice to see Christopher Walken chew up the screen in this indie. Nivola is a completely low energy dude. He's not very compelling. There is a desperate need for funnier jokes to make this a fun dark comedy. It just isn't funny. Some of it is mildly cute.

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