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A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.

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Joby Taylor
Peter Roberts ...
Tow-Truck Guy
William Roberts ...
Tow-Truck Guy
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Fred Butler
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Ellen Taylor
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Claire Taylor
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Mr. Hamilton
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Ronald Walter Mandigo ...
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Mara Pelifian ...
Mrs. Butler
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Mike Almond ...
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Gabrielle Bergeron ...
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A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.

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$6,000 (USA) (7 September 2012)

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$7,282 (USA) (7 September 2012)
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So Yong Kim's previous films, In Between Days (2006) and Treeless Mountain (2008), both dealt with the repercussions of having absentee fathers. Here, she tackles a similar subject but this time from the point of view of the absentee father himself. See more »

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References Five Easy Pieces (1970) See more »

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Overdrive
Written by Henrik Björnsson
Performed by Singapore Sling
Courtesy of Stinky Records
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for ellen
15 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was intrigued most of the movie,,Just wondering when something was going to give this movies a spark. I am a big fan of So Yong Kim,,Then all of a sudden pops in Ellen (shaylena mandigo)....Movie saver bigtime....This little girl is going to have a big future ahead of her,,,Excellent film ,,,My hats off to So and the cast,,,,Paul Dano and John Heder work very well together in this movie..The music in the bar scene and the toy store scene were my favorite parts,,,Watching Paul and Shaylena work together as an adult child team was excellent....Overall I was extremely impressed with the movie and look forward to more of So Yong Kims work,,,I would rate For Ellen her best movie yet followed by Treeless Mountain,,,,She is an inspiration to all.


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