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Roads to Riches (2002)

Strange Hearts (original title)
An aging former child star tries to capture the wealth that has always eluded him by latching on to a lucky man while both have their eye on the same girl of their dreams.

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Michelle Gallagher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Forster ... Jack Waters
Rose McGowan ... Moira Kennedy
Kip Pardue ... Henry Fields
Harry Hamlin ... Dan Smith
Andrew Heckler ... Jim Lewis
Meg Wittner ... Claudette
Tony Santoro Tony Santoro ... Bob Poker Guy
Keith Adams ... Jim Poker Guy
Kelly Donovan ... Riches P.A.
Christopher Michael ... Announcer
Carol Stanzione ... Riches Director
Nancy Mura Nancy Mura ... Riches Stylist
Fred Travalena ... Riches Host
Kerry Li ... Party Bartender
Timilee Romolini ... Nurse Diane
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An aging former child star tries to capture the wealth that has always eluded him by latching on to a lucky man while both have their eye on the same girl of their dreams.

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Life is a game. Meet the players. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the opening scene, Robert Forster loses $50,000 on a game show when his partner incorrectly answers: "Alfred Hitchcock". Forster had recently been a supporting actor in two remakes of Hitchcock movies: Psycho (1998) and Rear Window (1998). See more »

Quotes

Henry Fields: I'm Henry Fields, from Texas.
Moira Kennedy: I'm Moira Kennedy, of everywhere.
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Soundtracks

Protection
Written by Rose McGowan and J.L.
Performed by Rose McGowan
Courtesy of Damage, Inc.
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Fairly Good Movie
24 March 2009 | by b_shaker333See all my reviews

I read the review as posted by another person in regards to this movie, and I felt it wasn't giving Strange Hearts, Road to Riches ... or whatever it's called, the proper justice. (Which makes me think, why do people ever make up multiple titles to a movie. Whenever I think of that I think of the movie White Water Summer; save yourself some time and don't look it up folks, Kevin Bacon will probably thank you).

Anyway, I know my opinion may be a little biased considering I just got done watching the movie, but I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. Robert Forester did such a good job in this movie it actually made me come here and write a review for the first time. I don't want to build the movie up or anything, but it was a nice character movie.

Be it as it may that it did have unrealistic parts, but the direction was great and very original. It had many great moments to keep my attention. Like at the beginning when Forester's character gets screwed on a $100,000 dollar pyramid rip-off and he swears himself off the set. Apparently it only takes two seconds and two guesses to get "air propulsion", but it takes ten seconds and more than the obvious hints of birds and airplanes to make a clod guess "things that fly"(yeah, I'd be really angry too).

Sure, Rose McGowan could have used a couple of stripper classes or two, and if I hadn't already seen her naked I'd wonder if she had silver dollar nipples with the size of those boobie tassels she was wearing. However, I must say it was a good movie I enjoyed watching. I'm not going to buy it or anything, but if you're up at eleven o'clock at night and you happen to see it on, It's well worth your time. Especially to find out just what Forester's character will do with that empty soda can.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2002 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Roads to Riches See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Gold Circle Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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