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Broken Bridges (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 8 September 2006 (USA)
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A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.

Director:

Steven Goldmann

Writers:

Cherie Bennett, Jeff Gottesfeld (as Jeffrey Gottesfeld)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian F. Durkin ... Donnie (as Brian Durkin)
Jason Leith Jason Leith ... Bobby
Richard Tillman ... Kyle
Toby Keith ... Bo Price
Leland L. Jones ... Manager (as Leland Jones)
Kelly Preston ... Angela Delton
Jeff Portell Jeff Portell ... Charles
Lindsey Haun ... Dixie Leigh Delton
Greg Clarkson Greg Clarkson ... News Anchor (as Greg Clarkston)
Tess Harper ... Dixie Rose Delton
Burt Reynolds ... Jake Delton
Daniel Newman ... Scott
Anna Maria Horsford ... Loretta
Sharon Blackwood ... Emmaline Potsam
Josh Henderson ... Wyatt
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Storyline

A military aircraft crash kills over a dozen Southern soldiers, including several from a small Southern town. The funeral draws several emigrated relatives home. Among them are fading country-singer Bo Price, absent father, and Angela Delton, workaholic 'single' mother of teenager Dixie Leigh, who can only be blackmail-lured along by permission to rejoin her Californian lover Kyle afterward. They're all confronted with each-other, their past and prospects, and bond after Leigh's shameless attitude misleads cocky local rascal Wyatt. Written by KGF Vissers

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Sometimes you have to go back to move forward.

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent and sexual content, and teen drinking | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel from Montgomery See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$133,784, 10 September 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$252,539
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film debut of country music singer Toby Keith. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Dixie goes to a party, a camera man can be reflected off of the door of the Mustang. See more »

Quotes

Dixie Rose Delton: [on why she invited Bo to stay during the funeral services] It's the Christian thing to do.
Angela Dalton: So were the Crusades!
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Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.23 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

What's Up With That
Written By Toby Keith and Walter Scott Emerick (as Scotty Emerick)
Performed by Walter Scott Emerick (as Scotty Emerick)
Produced by Toby Keith and Randy Scruggs
Courtesy of Show Dog Nashville
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An excellent feel-good movie
9 September 2006 | by paul-2484See all my reviews

Had the chance to see an advance showing. Looking for a movie professional reviewers will ooh and ah over? Forget it! There are no real surprises, twists or turns ... no artsy-fartsy foreign director trying to impress the Hollywood types and hoping for some directing award. This movie comes only with some solid actors portraying what could easily happen in real life. Looking for high speed chases or Tom Cruise-like stunts? Don't bother with this film. Just bring your heart if you want to glean anything from this one.

Filmed in the real town of Senoia, Georgia, one 'Chicago Sun-Times' reviewer describes the fictional town of Armour Springs as "... one of those Southern towns that exist primarily in the minds of screenwriters". Apparently he's never been south of the Mason-Dixon line and we personally don't care for his type down here anyway. Senoia is only one of many small towns that do exist and have retained remnants of the America that was once innocent ... where kids could be kids and adults acted like adults. The same reviewer seemed impressed with Kelly Preston as giving the only "solid" performance. She did good but she wasn't at the top of her game. If you score her in comparison to the performance of the "rookies" (Toby Keith and Lindsey Haun) Preston wasn't that great.

While I loved the movie there are a few disappointments. The character of Anna Maria Horsford should have been expanded. She is an excellent actress and could have been given more exposure. A "situation" involving Dixie (Haun) and some guy seems to be left hanging. The movie could easily have been a television series by expanding both characters and plots within this quiet little town.


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