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Floating Away (1998)

After losing custody of her infant child to her domineering husband, a distressed woman's cross country search for family becomes a journey of self discovery and redemption.

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John Badham

Writers:

Tim Sandlin (book), Tim Sandlin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Hogan ... Shane
Judge Reinhold ... Lloyd
Rosanna Arquette ... Maurey Talbot
Brendan Fletcher ... Brad
Jo Harvey Allen ... Dahlia
Robert Wisden ... Armand
Brenda McDonald Brenda McDonald ... Mum
Dwight McFee ... Dad
Stephen E. Miller ... Mangum Potter
Greg Thirloway ... Dothan Talbot
Gabrielle Miller ... Sugar
Rondel Reynoldson ... Faith
Michael Puttonen ... Tait
Carly McKillip ... Singing Girl
Liam Ranger Liam Ranger ... Nickel Boy
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After losing custody of her infant child to her domineering husband, a distressed woman's cross country search for family becomes a journey of self discovery and redemption. Written by <pmpvan@direct.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sorrow Floats See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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How dry I am
Performed by Carly McKillip
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21 July 2003 | by pluto-11See all my reviews

Caught this staying up late watching cable. Pity that its obvious flaws (Paul Hogan as a transplant Australian just didn't work) kept it from a larger audience. The sincerity of the delivery and the fine acting by Rosanna Arquette definitely makes this worth while. Anyone who has had problems with addiction can attest to the authenticity of the work: it is nice that for once a film is made that deals with Alcoholism without condescension or stereotypes, just raw truth and compassion. I haven't read the book ("Sorrow Floats") but I think I will now. I wonder if the book also has the somewhat unrealistic ending which I think also hurt the work a bit.


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