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Around the Bend (2004)

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In Los Angeles, Jason Lair is recently separated, living with his grandfather and his son; he's a banker, tense, with a limp. Grandfather Henry, an archaeologist, wants to take the family ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Henry Lair
... Zach Lair
... Jason Lair
... Katrina
... Turner Lair
... John
... College Student (as Robert Douglas)
Carlos A. Cabarcas ... KFC Counterman (as Carlos Cabarcas)
... Albert
... Albert's Mother
... Tiffany's Saleswoman
... KFC Manager
... Detective
... Walter
... Ruth
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In Los Angeles, Jason Lair is recently separated, living with his grandfather and his son; he's a banker, tense, with a limp. Grandfather Henry, an archaeologist, wants to take the family van on a trip to Albuquerque. His plans are interrupted when Turner, Jason's father and Henry's son, appears after years of absence. Henry wants to celebrate family, as does Zach, Jason's son; Jason is angry and distant, Turner seems detached and says he's got a bus to catch in the morning. This prompts Henry to put in place an elaborate plan that will send his "tribe" on that VW bus trip to New Mexico sorting out relationships and digging up a crippled family history. Dust and dogs figure prominently. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The skeletons in the family closet just came out to play

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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20 January 2005 (Argentina)  »

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A kanyaron túl  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$17,879, 10 October 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$193,571, 21 November 2004
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Trivia

When Katrina is watching Ghost Ship (2002), there is a picture above her head. It is a picture of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. See more »

Goofs

The words "My boy" appear written on different parts on the back of the old photograph depending on if it's a wide shot or a close-up. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry Lair: [banging on the furniture]
Jason Lair: Henry, it's 1 o'clock.
Henry Lair: I was... drumming for an idea.
Jason Lair: I heard.
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Features Ghost Ship (2002) See more »

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Old Shoes
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by David Baerwald and The New Velvet Pillow Orchestra
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Possibly prejudiced, but passionately pro
10 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was the composer on this film, and while I recognise that that fact may taint me as blindly partisan on its behalf, I still have to say that

A) I have never seen audiences respond with such obvious affection and warmth towards anything that I've ever worked on, (even including my terminally unemotional engineer, who actually cried, something I never expected in a million years that I would ever see, and doubt that I will again. )

and B)... Just give it a chance. If you hate it, so you blew 20 bucks and a couple hours. feel free to send me a nasty email, and if you make a convincing enough case, maybe i'll personally refund your 20. I doubt I'll have to. This is a wonderful film, made by the kind of person and for the kinds of reasons that we all need to support, if we care at all about what we do, and how it affects people. And I mean people, not industry professionals. See it with a civilian audience, as a human being, and you will be rewarded. This is a splendid movie, and Walken is stunning, and this is one where you just have to take the big city critics with a grain of salt. This movie was not made for them. It wasn't made for professional opinion makers. It was made for you. And yes, I may be prejudiced, but I don't think so.

David Baerwald


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