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A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

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Andrew Largeman
Kenneth Graymez ...
Busboy
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Restaurant Manager
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Waiter
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Young Hollywood Guy
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Obnoxious Girl
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Gideon Largeman
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Mark
Alex Burns ...
Dave
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Aunt Sylvia Largeman
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Kenny
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Gleason Party Drunk (as Chris Carley)
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Jesse
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Dana
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Kelly
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Tim
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Carol
Yvette Mercedes ...
Neurology Receptionist
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Mrs. Lubin
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Sam
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Dr. Cohen
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Olivia
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Titembay
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Pam
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Karl Benson
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Handi-World Cashier (as Soara-Joy Ross)
Ryan B. Moschetti ...
Teen in Hallway
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Diego
Joe Bacino ...
Man Having Sex
Tracey Antosiweicz ...
Hooker
Seth Michael May ...
Peeping Tom
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Albert
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Faye
Ice ...
Arthur-the-Dog
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Masturbating Dog
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Herself - News 12 New Jersey News Anchor (archiveFootage) (voice)
Kurt Siegelin ...
Himself - News 12 New Jersey News Anchor (archiveFootage) (as Kurt Sirgelin)
Mark Murphy ...
Himself - News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist (archiveFootage)
Joanna Leslie ...
Skating Gator (archiveFootage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Abdy ...
Casting Assistant (uncredited)
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Cemetery Rabbi (uncredited)
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Joe Customer (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
Courtney Delong ...
Girl in pool scene (uncredited)
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Bored Actor (uncredited)
Logann Grayce ...
Party Extra (uncredited)
Keith Hallworth ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Sleeping Actor (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Restaurant Boss (uncredited) (voice)
Jennifer Johns ...
Party Girl (uncredited)
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Kaufman (uncredited)
Ronald Rand ...
Ad Agency Executive (uncredited)
Lisa Soule ...
Crying Mom with Baby (uncredited)
Michael Urbanski ...
Man at party (uncredited)
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Party Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Zach Braff

Written by

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Zach Braff ... (written by)

Produced by

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Pamela Abdy ... producer
William H. Brown ... co-producer (as Bill Brown)
Danny DeVito ... executive producer
Gary Gilbert ... producer
Dan Halsted ... producer
Richard Klubeck ... producer
Ann Ruark ... line producer
Michael Shamberg ... executive producer
Stacey Sher ... executive producer

Music by

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Chad Fischer

Cinematography by

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Lawrence Sher ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Myron Kerstein

Editorial Department

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Rachel Goodlett Katz ... first assistant editor (as Rachel Goodlett)
Michael Hatzer ... color timer
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Mark Nakamine ... colorist (digital color correction)
David O. Rogers ... assistant editor: New York (as David Rogers)
Kaylie Schiff ... editorial intern
Yuko Yokoyama ... editorial intern
Michael R. Taylor ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Judy Becker

Art Direction by

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Laura Ballinger

Set Decoration by

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Heather Loeffler

Costume Design by

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Michael Wilkinson

Makeup Department

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Robin Day ... additional hair stylist
Jason Hayes ... additional hair stylist
Kabuki ... additional makeup artist
Kathleen Karridene ... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Evelyne Noraz ... key makeup artist
Dina Sliwiak ... additional makeup artist
Gianna Sparacino ... key hair stylist
Corinna Woodcock ... hair stylist: Los Angeles (as Karina Liebel)
Davion Edwards ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Cassandra Keating ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Eleanor Sabaduquia ... makeup artist: Los Angeles pickups (uncredited)

Production Management

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Meryl Emmerton ... production manager
Michael R. Williams ... unit production manager: Los Angeles (as Michael Williams)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alyson Latz ... second assistant director
Michael Lerman ... first assistant director
Joe Smalley ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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George Abdy ... art department assistant
Jill Alexander ... property master
Martin Bernstein ... key carpenter
Coburn Boyd ... on-set dresser
Ethan Brooke ... art department assistant
Jason 'Jay' Brown ... swing gang (as Jason Brown)
Bear Davies ... swing gang
Bill Davis ... prop master: Los Angeles
Mike Dickman ... swing gang
Emily Gaunt ... charge scenic
Gerald Gloster ... construction grip
Paul W. Gorfine ... scenic (as Paul Gorfine)
C.J. Howard ... swing gang (as CJ Howard)
Jesse Kaufmann ... art department assistant
Katie Kemsley ... scenic
Beth Kuhn ... scenic
Edmund Levine ... assistant property master
Chris Wolfgang Mauch ... storyboard artist (as Christopher Wolfgang Mauch)
Brad Morrison ... set decorator: Los Angeles
Jane Nelson ... scenic artist
Celia Parker ... camera scenic
James Pesce ... leadman (as Jim Pesce)
Jagger Potter ... art department assistant
Peter Regnier ... swing gang
Rosalie Russino ... scenic (as Rosalile Rusino)
Stephen Shapiro ... carpenter
Larry Steinberg ... key construction grip
Sylvia Trapanese ... scenic foreman
Jill Bream ... art department assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James Bailey ... foley artist
Steve Bartkowicz ... re-recording engineer
Weldon Brown ... adr mixer: Los Angeles
John W. Cook II ... re-recording mixer (as John W. Cooke II)
Larry Ellena ... sound recordist
Mitch Gettleman ... supervising sound editor (as Mitchell C. Gettleman)
Jeff Gunn ... foley supervisor
James B. Howe ... foley mixer (as James Howe)
Ken Ishii ... sound mixer
Daryl Lathrop ... adr recordist: Los Angeles
Jeff Malham ... re-recording engineer
Steve Morantz ... production sound mixer: Los Angeles (as Steven Morantz)
Peter Nusbaum ... re-recording mixer (as Peter J. Nusbaum) / sound effects editor (as Peter J. Nusbaum)
Whitney Purple ... sound recordist
Alex Raspa ... adr recordist: New York
Schavaria Reeves ... boom operator
David Ruth ... dialogue editor
Clint Smith ... foley artist (as Clinton Smith)
Karl Wasserman ... boom operator
Kirsty Wilson ... intern: Todd A-O
Paul J. Zydel ... adr mixer: New York (as Paul Zydel)
David Ruth ... dialogue mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Kim Englehart ... effects technician: Los Angeles
Josh Hakian ... effects coordinator: Los Angeles
Drew Jiritano ... effects coordinator
Josh Hakian ... special photographic effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Rocco Gioffre ... visual effects supervisor: Svengali Visual Effects
Travis Dutch ... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Jamie Venable ... visual effects producer: Svengali Visual Effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bill Almeida ... best boy electric
Tony Arnaud ... grip
K.C. Bailey ... still photographer
Katherine M. Butler ... first assistant camera (as Kate Butler)
Gregory Cahill ... dolly grip (as Greg Cahill)
Michael Callaghan ... second assistant camera
Steve Charnow ... electrician: Los Angeles
James Domorski ... 24 frame video operator
Devin Donegan ... video playback operator
Chris Drechsler ... generator operator
Jeffrey B. Gregg ... key grip: Los Angeles (as Jeffrey Gregg)
Bryan G. Haigh ... camera loader: Los Angeles (as Brian Haigh)
Chip Hart ... best boy grip: Los Angeles
Sandy Hays ... Steadicam operator (as Sandy Hayes) / camera operator: "a" camera (as Sandy Hayes)
Gary Hildebrand ... electrician
Jasper Johnson ... grip
Zsolt Kadar ... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
John Keating ... grip
Stan Keitt ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mary Latvis ... second assistant camera
Frederick Lawrence ... grip: Los Angeles
Dennis A. Livesey ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Dennis Livesey)
Courtney Moser ... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
Iain O'Higgins ... electrician: Los Angeles
Sean Peacock ... electrician: Los Angeles
John Priebe ... gaffer: Los Angeles
Finn Riley ... video playback: Los Angeles
Joe Romeo ... best boy electric: Los Angeles
Jerry Sandager ... grip: Los Angeles
Charles Sherron ... key grip
Richie Sherron ... grip
Melissa Soltis ... film loader
Larry Sweet ... dolly grip: Los Angeles
Niknaz Tavakolian ... film loader
Mark van Rossen ... electrician (as Mark Van Rossen)
John Velez ... gaffer
Paul Volo ... best boy grip
Chris Drechsler ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Andy C. Huber ... gaffer: additional photography (uncredited)
David Irwin ... gaffer: additional photography (uncredited)
Chan Jeon ... additional grip (uncredited)
Christopher Kiso ... best boy electric: additional photography (uncredited)
Kia Kiso ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael Kleiman ... additional first assistant camera: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Darrin Smith ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Perry Unjang ... additional grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Cody Beke ... casting assistant (as Cody P. Beke)
Jessica Daniels ... casting associate
Karen E. Etcoff ... extras casting: KEE Casting
Bill Tripician ... extras casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Christina Afferholder ... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles (as Christina Affholder)
Catherine George ... assistant costume designer
Rebecca Gregg ... assistant costume designer (as Rebecca Bentjen)
Kathy Karbowski ... wardrobe assistant
Roopa Kosuri ... wardrobe assistant
Catherine Osborne ... wardrobe assistant
Kate Quinlan ... wardrobe supervisor
Christine Schultz ... costume tailor/cutter (uncredited)

Location Management

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Steve Faughnan ... location assistant
Gabe Greenberg ... location scout
Terry Gusto ... location consultant: Los Angeles
Joe Kelly ... location scout
Ronnie Kupferwasser ... location manager
Peter Pastorelli ... assistant location manager
Joe Sevey ... location scout
Greg Conroy ... location scout (uncredited)
Aaron Hurvitz ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Buck Damon ... music supervisor
Robert Kraft ... executive in charge of music
David Nadal ... guitar coach: Mr. Sarsgaard
Amanda Scheer-Demme ... music supervisor (as Amanda Scheer Demme)
Zach Braff ... executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Danielle Diego ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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William Baker ... driver (as Bill C. Baker)
Jon Bell ... driver: Los Angeles
Ralph Devivo ... driver (as Ralph DeVivo)
Mario Estarella ... driver: Los Angeles (as Mario Estrello)
George Grenier ... driver
Micky Hohl ... set production assistant driver
Eugene O'Neill ... transportation captain (as Gene O'Neil)
Peter Reith ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Tara Andrus ... assistant production coordinator
Sunny Antrim ... key set production assistant
Charmaine Boos ... welfare worker: Los Angeles
Jason Boshart ... additional set production assistant
Jack Ciano ... craft service: Los Angeles / set medic: Los Angeles
Alison Cohen ... production legal: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein
Richard Craig ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Ted Craig)
Sarah Curran ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Betsy Davis ... set production assistant
David De Filippis ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Erin Dicker ... assistant: Ms. Sher
Amanda Dragon ... assistant: Mr. DeVito
Leo Driver ... parking coordinator
John B. Finn ... post-production accountant (as John Finn)
Charlotte Fleck ... dialect coach: Mr. Holm
Ken Franchi ... assistant: Ms. Abdy
Amanda Goodman ... office production assistant
Andrew D. Goodman ... office production assistant
Steve Gould ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Laura Hahn ... additional set production assistant
Traci Hainsworth ... production resources
Philip Andrew Hall ... assistant: Mr. Halsted
Joseph Helmreich ... set intern
Sean Hogan ... production accountant
Andrew Hurwitz ... production legal: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein
Jonathan Knopf ... director: News 12 New Jersey News Footage
Kim Krafsky ... animal trainer
Megan Levine ... set intern
Mat Lynch ... set production assistant
M.J. Magbanua ... production coordinator
Patrick Mahoney ... craft service
Seth Marshall ... assistant: Mr. Gilbert
Darren Maynard ... set production assistant
Steve McAuliff ... animal trainer
Kimberly Metsch ... additional set production assistant (as Kim Metsch)
Lia Mijangos ... assistant: Mr. Halsted
Frank Murray ... assistant production accountant
Genevieve Norante ... skating liaison: Essex Skating Club
David Posamentier ... assistant: Mr. Braff
Christina Schaich ... office production assistant
Elliot Schimel ... set intern
Tracy Scott ... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Mike Sikucinski ... set production assistant
Joia Speciale ... documentarian
Alison Strother ... assistant: Mr. Klubeck
Michael Sullivan ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Michael Taylor ... script supervisor
Robert Velo ... assistant: Mr. Shamberg
Jared Weisfelner ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Aurelia Winborn ... documentarian (as Auriela Wilborn)
Tyler Atkinson ... digital distribution (uncredited)
Kevin H. Law ... production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Jonathan Mariande ... office intern (uncredited)
Jay Sheveck ... premiere and release (uncredited)
Catherine Petra Villalobos ... production assistant (uncredited)
Derek Yip ... additional post-production accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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George Abdy Sr. ... special thanks
Camille Abdy ... special thanks
Jon Bell ... special thanks (as Jonathon Bell)
Elaine Braff ... special thanks
Hal Braff ... special thanks
Anne Brodzinsky ... special thanks
David Brodzinsky ... special thanks
Cary Brothers ... special thanks (as Carey Brothers)
Joseph Carrillo ... special thanks
David Downs ... special thanks
Scott Fleischer ... special thanks
Steve Garfinkel ... special thanks (as Steve Garfinkle)
Roy Gilbert ... special thanks
Steven Gorelick ... special thanks: The New Jersey Film Commission (as Steve Gorelick)
Andrew Graham ... special thanks: The New Jersey Film Commission
Dave Grove ... special thanks
Alex Halpern ... special thanks
Janice Holden ... special thanks: JFK International Airport
Anne Hubbell ... special thanks (as Ann Hubbell)
Greg Jones ... special thanks
Brad Katz ... special thanks
Melinda Webber Kerstein ... special thanks
Martin Korngut ... special thanks: Palace Hotel
Bill Lawrence ... special thanks
Doug Mandart ... special thanks: JFK International Airport
Andrew Marcus ... special thanks
Barbara Margulis ... special thanks: JFK International Airport
Tom O'Donnell Jr. ... special thanks
Jim O'Hagen ... special thanks
Nick Oliveri ... special thanks
Joshua Radin ... special thanks (as Josh Radin)
Phil Radin ... special thanks
Rachel Robinson ... special thanks
Martha Savelio ... special thanks
David W. Schoner Jr. ... special thanks: The New Jersey Film Commission (as David Schoner)
Bonnie Somerville ... special thanks
Michael Spiller ... special thanks
Anthony Trapasso ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. Written by MichaelAGodfrey@aol.com

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Also Known As
  • Large (United States)
  • Large's Ark (United States)
  • Algo en común (Spain)
  • Гардън Стейт (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Hora de Voltar (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $201,115, 01 Aug 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $35,825,316, 21 Jul 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia Zach Braff chose to not include a full love scene between him and Natalie Portman because he felt it would take the audience out of the movie too much. He wanted it to be implied and sweet rather than visual. See more »
Goofs In the restaurant scene near the beginning, when the snotty customer asks for bread, Andrew Largeman replies they have none and explains this is because it is a Vietnamese restaurant. In fact, because of the French colonization of Vietnam in the mid 19th Century, French baguettes are a common staple in Vietnamese cuisine and any good Vietnamese restaurant would most likely have them in their kitchen. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Garden State (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Orange Sky See more »
Crazy Credits After the title of the film there are no opening credits because Zach Braff hates opening credit sequences and thought they would take away from his movie. See more »
Quotes Andrew Largeman: You know that point in your life when you realize the house you grew up in isn't really your home anymore? All of a sudden even though you have some place where you put your shit, that idea of home is gone.
Sam: I still feel at home in my house.
Andrew Largeman: You'll see one day when you move out it just sort of happens one day and it's gone. You feel like you can never get it back. It's like you feel homesick for a place that doesn't even exist. Maybe it's like this rite of passage, you know. You won't ever have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for your kids, for the family you start, it's like a cycle or something. I don't know, but I miss the idea of it, you know. Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people that miss the same imaginary place.
Sam: [cuddles up to Andrew] Maybe.
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