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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 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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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.

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Taglines:

When you are on the run, the last place you expect to end up is 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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Goofs

In the grocery store, at the beginning of the movie, the 911 operator starts to speak as the last number is dialed. There is no time for a connection to be made. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

World Without Tears
by Lucinda Williams
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I Lost It
19 March 2009 | by valis1949See all my reviews

Lucinda Williams croaks forlornly about a world without tears while sunlight radiantly burnishes the Autumnal hills. Enter Sissy Spacek who portrays a Hallmark heartland matriarch- stoic and strong. Add a son with problems with booze and wild women, a bratty kid, Dave Mathews (of The Dave Mathews Band) as a menacing drug dealer, and combine it all with a very murky and ominous family history. In an attempt to inject a degree of suspense into the narrative, a character in this film asks, "What's in that room?", and the answer is, "We don't go in there". Thus, viewers are guaranteed that a dark and mysterious family secret is about to be dredged up. Seriously, if you want to see how family secrets can be dealt with intelligently, check out, I HAVE LOVED YOU FOR SO LONG. In that film, they do it right. Even if you are a fan of melodrama, LAKE CITY strains too hard for just a few meager emotional revelations


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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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