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All Roads Lead Home (2008)

PG | | Drama, Family | 27 January 2008 (USA)
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The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her ... See full summary »


Dennis Fallon


Douglas Delaney (as Doug Delaney)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Coyote ... Hock
Jason London ... Cody
Vivien Cardone ... Belle
Peter Boyle ... Poovey
Patton Oswalt ... Milo
Vanessa Branch ... Lillian
Evan Parke ... Basham
April Bowlby ... Natasha
Bruce Heinrich ... Satch
Allan Kayser ... Tobias
Shannon Knopke Shannon Knopke ... Andrea
Walter Coppage ... Dennison
Stephen Milton Stephen Milton ... Bud
Peter Fopeano Peter Fopeano ... Lou
Joe Backer Joe Backer ... Plant Manager


The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. Belle's maternal grandfather is a changed man since losing his daughter in the accident. He finds it difficult to have a relationship with Belle since she is a constant reminder of her mother. It is Atticus the new puppy who will change Belle's life and the lives of those who love her. Written by Dennis Fallon

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Plot Keywords:

mother | death | ranch | mom | tragedy | See All (9) »


Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and brief language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The Skyline Hotel, where part of the movie was set, was an actual hotel in Kansas City, but it was demolished shortly after the films release in 2008 to make way for a condominium complex. See more »


Hock Banyon: I thought she was raised more sensible
Cody: Sensible? She's twelve! I know there are hard lessons in life but a kid doesn't have to learn them all at once. Especially not from her own Grandfather... or her father, for that matter.
Lillian Cole: She makes perfect sense to me. All she sees, in all living things... is the potential. God, why would anyone want her to see it any other way.
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Low Quality Movie
7 July 2009 | by davidpbrittonSee all my reviews

I don't typically post comments for movies, but I had to write in about this one. After seeing a decent rating (6.2 stars on IMDb is not bad), and mostly positive reviews, includes superlative statements such as: "It could be the most powerful animal-themed film I have seen.", "Defining Family Entertainment...perhaps re-defining." and "Put it on your "must-see" list.".

We rented "All Roads Lead Home" for our family, and were put off by the overt over-the-top animal rights themes, low budget look of the film (simplistic camera work, minimal post-processing, poor editing, sub par acting) and *very* choppy plot. The story seemed contrived in parts to go out of its way to pull at emotional connections to animals, and in all but a very few scenes was ineffective at doing so.

That is not to say that this film should not be watched, or is worthless, it just seemed like from many of the comments on IMDb that this was an Oscar-quality film. I would rather people go into this with their eyes open, so I decided to post. A number of these comments appear to be written from the perspective of a personal friend of the film crew, or someone who was invited to a private screening. Hardly a unbiased source. I don't at all mean to question the integrity of those comment authors, we are all entitled to our opinion! But I did want to balance that out with a more realistic look at this film.

To realistically rate this anything higher than 5/10 stars would be quite a leap, even for someone who enjoys cheesy sappy movies. This was a cheesy sappy movie that was done poorly with a small budget.

I would not recommend this movie, and feel there are many better choices on the market when it comes to family friendly movies.

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Release Date:

27 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadows of Atticus See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,785, 28 September 2008

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Waldo West Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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