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The Open Road (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 28 August 2009 (USA)
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Movie centers on the adult son of a baseball legend who, together with his girlfriend, embarks on a road trip with his estranged father.

Director:

Michael Meredith

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Timberlake ... Carlton
Ted Danson ... Coach
Harry Dean Stanton ... Amon
Mary Steenburgen ... Katherine
Kate Mara ... Lucy
Jeff Bridges ... Kyle
Bret Saberhagen Bret Saberhagen ... Self
Robert Casserly Robert Casserly ... Moderator
Tony Sanford Tony Sanford ... Fan #1
Kevin Lee Foxx Kevin Lee Foxx ... Fan #2 (as Kevin Foxx)
Paxton Brown Paxton Brown ... 10-Year Old Kid
Douglas M. Griffin ... 10-Year Old's Father
Wayne Douglas Morgan ... Organizer
Clay Chamberlin Clay Chamberlin ... Impatient Fan (as Clay Chamberlain)
Yohance Myles ... Convention Assistant
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Storyline

Carlton Garrett, son of Hall of Famer Kyle Garrett, plays minor league ball in Corpus Christi. He's in a slump when his grandfather calls to say that his mother, in Houston, is refusing a heart operation she needs to prolong her life. She says she won't have the operation until Kyle, her ex-husband, comes to see her. So Carlton, with his close friend Lucy, who used to be his girlfriend, goes to Columbus, Ohio, where Kyle is signing autographs. They haven't spoken in four years. Will Kyle go to Texas or will he find a way to duck out, as he's done for years? In addition to the father and son relationship, what about Lucy, and what about the slump? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

they've got a long way to go.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jeff Bridges' character's surname is Garrett. Bridges had an older brother named Garrett, born June 14, 1948 but died from SIDS on August 3, 1948. See more »

Goofs

When Carlton is descending the escalator at the baseball signing convention at the beginning of the film, you can see a young boy wearing an orange & dark striped polo shirt sitting on the steps behind him. Then you see the boy in front of Carlton, walking away with his dad. When the shot changes back, the boy is, again, on the escalator. See more »

Quotes

Kyle: Why didn'y you love us?
Kyle: I did. I just loved myself better.
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Connections

References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Que Sera Sera
Written by Ray Evans (as Raymond B. Evans) and Jay Livingston
Courtesy of Universal Music Corp. on behalf of St. Angelo Music and Jay Livingston Music, Inc.
Verse sung by Jeff Bridges offscreen
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I liked it!
22 June 2020 | by tepackSee all my reviews

.. low key drama. Focus on the complexities of family dynamic. Love Jeff Bridges - but I thought all the acting was good ... authentic ..,moving and satisfying- I recommend it - low keyed but enters the heart. Not high end on peripheral stuff- gore, sex, or car chases- if that ticks your clock... move on


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Official Sites:

Anchor Bay Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Open Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Hammond, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,323, 30 August 2009

Gross USA:

$19,716

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,716
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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