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Back Roads (2018)

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In 1993, Harley's dad is shot dead and his mom goes to prison. He has to earn money and look after his 3 kid sisters. No college. Over 2 years, family secrets are slowly revealed. Will a good therapist be enough?

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Alex Pettyfer

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Tawni O'Dell (novel), Tawni O'Dell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jennifer Morrison ... Callie Mercer
Juliette Lewis ... Bonnie Altmyer
Nicola Peltz ... Amber Altmyer
Robert Patrick ... Chief Mansour
Tom Everett Scott ... Brad Mercer
Alex Pettyfer ... Harley Altmyer
Danika Yarosh ... Ashlee
Chiara Aurelia ... Misty Altmyer
Robert Longstreet ... Uncle Mike
Sky Elobar ... Church
Rebecca Chulew ... Cashier
Gavin Warren ... Zack Mercer
Hala Finley ... Jody Altmyer
June Carryl ... Betty
Jeff Pope ... Rick
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"Back Roads" centers on a young man stuck in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters after the shooting death of his abusive father and the arrest of his mother. Family secrets and unspoken truths threaten to consume him. Written by anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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1.85 : 1
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The novel Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell was first published in 1999. See more »

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Disturbing
2 March 2019 | by mbazhomeSee all my reviews

It's classified as a thriller but it's more like dark and disturbing. Family secrets, child abuse, no money, bad parents, hopeless existence. And things got worse as the story moved along. Mom managed to escape, life in prison is a day at the beach compared to what's going on back home. What a sad life for all involved. I give this an 8.


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