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Lake City (2008)

R | | Crime, Drama | 25 April 2008 (USA)
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A desperate young man, on the run from a dangerous drug dealer, returns to his mother, years after a family tragedy drove them far apart, to hide. However, his old and new life are about to collide.

Directors:

Hunter Hill, Perry Moore

Writers:

Hunter Hill (screenplay), Perry Moore (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sissy Spacek ... Maggie
Jason Davis ... Tom
Alina Phelan ... Linda
Cheryl Fare Cheryl Fare ... Irma
Jessica Hutson ... Lucy (as Jessica Marie Hutson)
Jack Weber ... Young Billy (as Jack T. Weber)
Sydney ter Avest ... Young Jennifer
Kenny Hinkle ... Andy (as Kenneth James Hinkle)
Troy Garity ... Billy
Dave Matthews ... Red (as David Matthews)
Jay Pearson ... Carl
Colin Ford ... Clayton
Barry Corbin ... George
Irene Ziegler ... Nancy Kaye
Rebecca Romijn ... Jennifer
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Storyline

A desperate young man, on the run from a dangerous drug dealer, returns to his mother, years after a family tragedy drove them far apart, to hide. However, his old and new life are about to collide.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Trouble always finds a way home. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Езерният град See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisa, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,355, 23 November 2008

Gross USA:

$12,767

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,767
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

At the beginning of the film Maggie parks her SUV and goes into the store with the window in the driver's door rolled down. When she emerges from shopping it is now up. See more »

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Referenced in Moviemaking in Virginia: Take 3 (2008) See more »

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Lake City(2008)
31 March 2010 | by geronimo109-1See all my reviews

'Lake City' is a film written and directed by Perry Moore and Hunter Hill, about a man named Billy (Troy Garity) running away back to his home down South and his mother Maggie (Sissy Spacek) to escape his drug connections. In tow, he has Clayton (Colin Ford) his girlfriend's son and a large amount of drugs sought by Red (Dave Matthews), a nefarious dealer. Though he does his best to keep his head down and readjust to life in the small town, his old life (and tragedies therein) proves too difficult to shake off, forcing a direct confrontation with both the life he has created (and destroyed) for himself and the life that he was running away from when he left.

Sissy Spacek as Maggie is clearly the rock at the center of the film, around which all other elements orbit and evolve. With each and every glance and turn of her sturdy but weathered face, she conveys the wisdom and strength of the 'people of the land', to spin a tired phrase, and the environment that they live in. Though the film's story ostensibly hinges on the actions taken by Billy, it is Maggie who is the film's heart and soul, personifying all of the conflicted feelings that Billy has about the rather double-edged notion of home, where you can count on everyone knowing who you are, but also on being the same person that you were when they first met you. Maggie's relationship with Billy is a complicated (and frequently tense) one, but as convincing as Garity is as a drug user, it is Spacek who lets us know just where the divide between them lies.

'Lake City' is a very solid film, and I highly recommend it. It may be a little hard to track down(it is available on Netflix), but I suggest you do; you won't be disappointed.


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