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Great Lakes (2002)

Fresh out of prison, Dara is on a mission to scatter her mother's ashes.





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Credited cast:
... Sylvie
Robert Berdahl ... Rodney
Jeff Gilson ... Noble
Marshall Hambro ... Sarrow
Ingrid Hoyt ... Mrs. Bottle
Carolyn Jenkins ... Teal
Heidi Jo Langseth ... Dara
Nancy Marvy ... Henrietta
... Dan
Terry O'Sullivan ... Norman
Louis Porter ... Jeff
Kurt Schweickhardt ... Walter
Eric Steen ... Gordy
Gedney Tuttle ... Mr. Bottle
Margie Weaver ... Barbara


Fresh out of prison, Dara is on a mission to scatter her mother's ashes in Lake Superior. She meets Noble, an endearing bundle of tragic flaws, and sparks fly between these two lost but likeable souls. Together they set off from Minneapolis to Duluth on what they think will be a redemptive and romantic road trip to the North Shore. They are abruptly sidetracked when Dara accidentally runs over someone on a lonely country road and wrongly takes the blame. The fatal accident was actually choreographed by Henrietta, a Kervorkian wannabe, and Dara and Noble become Henrietta's unwitting pawns. Against their better judgment, Dara and Noble agree to deliver the body to Duluth and hope that will be the end of it. But their troubles have just begun. Dealing with the aftermath of the 'accident' brings out the best and the worst in them. Twists of fate along the way test and strain their relationship even further. They persevere and in the end a startling surprise bubbles to the surface that ... Written by Friction Films

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5 May 2002 (USA)  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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Refreshingly unique!
14 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

If one is in the mood for a film that thinks outside the box, this is the piece for you. With witty dialogue and atypical filming style, writer and director, James Byrne has proved himself to be a visionary filmmaker with this truly original piece of work. Some words that jump to mind to describe 'Great Lakes' are "kooky", filled with "zany escapdes", and "uniquely hilarious". This film is diamond in the rough, especially for those who hold a special place in their heart for Minnesota, which is a character in and of itself. Watch for a special cameo appearance of the Minnesota pickle himself, Gedney Tutle, in a tour de force portrayal of an undertaker. A not to be missed indie comedy.

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