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Scenic Route -- Mitchell and Carter, life-long friends who have drifted apart, are on a road trip when their old pickup breaks down, leaving them stranded on an isolated desert road. Nobody can pick apart a man like his best friend, and as the relentless elements of the desert grind them down, they start to attack each other’s life decisions with unwavering brutality. As they question who they are and who they could have been, their agitation leads to physical confrontation and ultimately knife-wielding madness, and what begins as an inconvenience becomes a very real life or death struggle.
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Writer (WGA):
Kyle Killen (written by)
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Release Date:
23 August 2013 (USA) See more »
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There is no turning back
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Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality. | Add synopsis »
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A Compelling Journey through a Hellish Desert of Both Mind and Body. See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Josh Duhamel ... Mitchell

Dan Fogler ... Carter

Peter Michael Goetz ... Old Man in Car

Christie Burson ... Annie

Jamie Donovan ... Tow Truck Driver

Miracle Laurie ... Joanne
Ethan Maher ... Cole
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Directed by
Kevin Goetz 
Michael Goetz 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kyle Killen (written by)

Produced by
Ami Armstrong .... co-producer
Scott Freeman .... producer
Paul Green .... executive producer
Brion Hambel .... producer
Paul Jensen .... producer
Keith Redmon .... executive producer
Luke Rivett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Einziger 
 
Cinematography by
Sean O'Dea 
 
Film Editing by
Kindra Marra 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Cooper 
 
Production Design by
Elizabeth J. Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Sean Preston 
 
Costume Design by
Sheila Hume 
 
Makeup Department
Brian Kinney .... makeup department head
Sara Robey .... makeup artist
Maia Wagle .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chad Rosen .... unit production manager
Michelle Sullivan .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cristi Rickey .... second assistant director
Chad Rosen .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Casey Lain Baker .... property master
Lance Laspina .... storyboard artist
D.J. Theriot .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Gabriel Fragoso .... boom operator
Brandon Huus .... boom operator
Vicki Lemar .... sound re-recording mixer
Carrie Sheldon .... sound mixer
Alex van Haaff .... sound effects editor
Tareek Young .... boom operator
Rachel Corrales .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Thomas McVay .... visual effects artist
Jessica Roberts .... assistant post production supervisor
Geno Tazioli .... account executive
 
Stunts
Mark Kubr .... stunt coordinator
Travis Merindino .... stunt double: Josh Duhamel
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Carroll .... best boy electric
Bret Cole .... best boy grip
Dan Coplan .... steadicam operator
Liam Kibbutz .... rigging chief lighting technician
David A. Kramer .... key grip
Paul Mocey-Hanton .... digital imaging technician
Manuel Rojas .... steadicam operator
Joe Shamel .... assistant camera
Casey Slade .... "a" dolly grip
Casey Slade .... key grip
Luigi Ventura .... first assistant camera
Justin Paul Warren .... digital imaging technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Meredith .... assistant costume designer
Glinda Suarez .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Spencer Houck .... title design
Donovan Kosters .... dcp mastering
Jessica Roberts .... conform editor
Jessica Roberts .... post production supervisor
Michelle Sullivan .... assistant editor
Joe Zappia .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Rebecca Rienks .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Sarah Bjerklie .... production coordinator
Adam C. Black .... production assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Tim McDuffee .... production assistant
Kristina Perez .... script supervisor
Jeffrey Totten .... production staff
 
Thanks
Matt Cook .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language, some violence and a scene of sexuality
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82 min
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31 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
A Compelling Journey through a Hellish Desert of Both Mind and Body., 8 March 2013
Author: JustCuriosity from Austin, TX, United States

I had the pleasure of attending the world premiere of Scenic Route on the first night of Austin's SXSW Film Festival. This disturbingly powerful drama was very well-received by the crowd. The film was both well-written and well-acted. This is the story of two thirty-something guys who used to be close friends, but have drifted apart in recent years as they have struggled to find themselves as adults. Both men are evidently lost within themselves long before their truck breaks down in the desert. The story could easily have been clichéd, but instead their struggle to survive against the elements becomes a journey of self- exploration and rediscovery. They begin to turn on each other as they confront the uncomfortable demons within their own deeply troubled selves.

Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler show new depth as actors in this film. Kyle Killen's script is far better than his deeply flawed script for the The Beaver. The only major flaw appears to be one unnecessary flashback scene that takes the audience away from the stark dry desert that has in and of itself become a character in the film. Although, it is never stated where it is set, the credits reveal that it was filmed in California's Death Valley. The Q&A with cast makes clear just how difficult it was to film under conditions of wind and extreme temperatures in the desert. The dramatic journey of the Scenic Route is compelling and entrancing. While the film can be difficult to watch at times and will certainly be far too dark for some viewers, its journey through a physical and spiritual desert is overpowering. I recommend the film to all viewers who want to be challenged by a dark and disturbing journey. I really hope that Scenic Route gets wider distribution so that it can be viewed by a wider audience.

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