7.5/10
14,637
71 user 46 critic

Rudderless (2014)

Trailer
2:24 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

Director:

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Josh
...
Mary Beth
...
Sam
...
Casey
...
Jacob Taylor (aka Dorm Dude) (as David Adam Flannery)
...
Brent
...
Keri
Ali Meyer ...
Female Newscaster #2
Lance West ...
Male Newscaster #2
Kevin Ogle ...
Male Newscaster
Linda Cavanaugh ...
Female Newscaster
...
Brent's Wife
...
Lisa Martin
...
Emily
Phil Deberry ...
Favorite Uncle

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The way back begins with a single chord.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 February 2015 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Bez kormila  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,440 (USA) (17 October 2014)

Gross:

$37,440 (USA) (17 October 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The sales person from the Guthrie News Leader, Krista Nicolls, tried to sell a grand opening ad to the set crew at the Trill Tavern. She knew the movie was shooting in Guthrie, but thought it was a new business going in on Harrison Street. The fact that it was a movie set was not revealed to her by the crew. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film, there are many banners for the university as well as a gate clearly showing the university is UCO, the University of Central Oklahoma. Moments later during the news scenes, the university is called Central Plains State University. See more »

Quotes

Quentin: You know, I don't get the appeal of fishing.
Sam: Really. Well, I would imagine that most activities performed in silence don't make much sense to you.
See more »


Soundtracks

Whore in the Morning
Written by Kate Micucci
Performed by Kate Micucci
Produced by SolidState
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great job by William H Macy for his debut in the director's chair
21 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

I do love movies about music, even if I'm not a huge fan of the music, but the band Rudderless got an interesting start.

Sam Manning is a father who lost his son in a tragic campus shooting. As his life unravels, he discovers his late son's talent for song writing. As a way to connect with his son, Sam begins performing his songs. This is were he meets Quentin, a kid the same age as his boy who falls passionately in love with the songs he hears Sam plays, and convinces Sam that he can add something to the music. Thus the band Rudderless was formed.

This is the reason why I wanted to see the movie, but what's great about the film is that the story is deeper than that, especially when we start to learn ore about Sam's son Josh.

Billy Crudup as Sam was great. It was emotional watching him deal with something that he could not deal with. The scenes where he hit the bottle and then go into self destruction mode were just too real. Anton Yelchin as Quentin was terrific. The movie is split in-between Drama and music and while Crudup brought the Drama, it was Yelchin who brought most of the music.

The great Laurence Fishburne was also part of the cast, as well as Selena Gomez who did great in her small but meaningful part in the film.

Plus the Director himself William H. Macy has a small role in his directorial debut.

A passionate musical drama for the music lover in all of us.


21 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?