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Sleepwalking (2008)

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The drama follows a twelve-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

Director:

Bill Maher (as William Maher)

Writer:

Zac Stanford

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Stahl ... James
AnnaSophia Robb ... Tara
Charlize Theron ... Joleen
Deborra-Lee Furness ... Danni
Mathew St. Patrick ... Detective #1
Callum Keith Rennie ... Will
Woody Harrelson ... Randall
Dennis Hopper ... Mr. Reedy
Ken Mitchell Ken Mitchell ... Mr. Bergen
Jean Freeman Jean Freeman ... Mrs. Bergen
Troy Skog Troy Skog ... Warren
George Grassick George Grassick ... Cop #1
Mike Ennis ... Cop #2
Alexandra Fox Alexandra Fox ... Darlene
Lori Ann Kennedy Lori Ann Kennedy ... Foster Care Worker (as Lori Kennedy)
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Storyline

James "Speedy" Reedy is anything but. He's a twenty-something slacker sleepwalking through life in a Midwestern town. His older sister, Joleen calls him in the middle of the night after the police have arrested her boyfriend and tossed her and her 12-year-old daughter Tara on the street. James takes them in, then Joleen, who claims to have a plan, leaves with a trucker and a stash of drug money. James tries to cope, but soon he's lost his job, and child protective services places Tara in foster care. She's miserable. Can James wake up and find a way to be more than just a nice guy? A road trip to his childhood may hold a key, or it may be another bad dream. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ferris Wheel See more »

Filming Locations:

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,762, 16 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$168,972, 18 May 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson appeared in North Country (2005). See more »

Quotes

Counselor: What about your parents?
Joleen: No parents.
Counselor: No parents?
Joleen: Nope, all deceased.
[looks out into the hall]
Joleen: Where is Tara?
Counselor: Joleen, I know you have a father because we talked...
Joleen: [getting up suddenly] I'm not here for a survey.
Counselor: Joleen, I'm just trying to help you!
Joleen: I don't need your help! Can't you get that? I don't need your help, we're fine!
[...]
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Come and Dance
Written by Nick Person
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Life drama about relationship between 12 year old girl and her uncle
2 July 2008 | by goldenchakramSee all my reviews

I watched this movie today and I must say that it was absolutely amazing. It is drama by genre but most of the time this kind of movies are much better than we thought. With four amazing main actors this movie couldn't fail although only two actors, AnnaSophia Robb and Nick Stahl are keeping this movie so good. After Tara's (Robb) mother Joleen (Charlize Theron) leave's her with her uncle James (Nick Stahl) their lives are start to fall down. James gets fired from his job and social service takes Tara to foster home. One day James comes to visit Tara and by her request they leave the city by car in unknown direction. On they trip they would get more closer, and some events will open their eyes from a long dream. Nick Stahl is great as James. His character's childhood was abuse by his father as his sister Joleen. Charlize Theron is solid, but real star of this movie is AnnaSophia Robb. She has only 14 years old and already playing complex roles like this one. She is going in the right way by now.


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