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Lake City (2008)

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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:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA) 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, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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

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World Without Tears
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staring Sissy Spacek
18 March 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Maggie (Sissy Spacek) is alone on her farm. George wants to sell both of their farms to a road construction. Out of the blue, her son Billy shows up with a boy named Clayton and on the run from a drug dealer. Billy and Maggie have issues from the past. Billy reconnects with Jennifer who is now a police deputy.

Sissy Spacek is certainly the big name in this and she keeps the attention of the audience. Troy Garity is nominally the lead but he lacks overall charisma. Dave Matthews, of his own band, plays the heavy villain. While he gets some of the grim of a lowlife, he does not have the power of a menace. There isn't enough of everything. The reveal of the past teases on for too long with limited effect. This should be a cold-blood crime drama but it only gets there at the end. It's too little too late. Nothing happens for far too long.


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