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The Open Road ()


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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.

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Carlton
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Coach
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Amon
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Katherine
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Lucy
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Kyle
Bret Saberhagen ...
Self
Robert Casserly ...
Moderator
Tony Sanford ...
Fan #1
Kevin Lee Foxx ...
Fan #2 (as Kevin Foxx)
Paxton Brown ...
10-Year Old Kid
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10-Year Old's Father
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Organizer
Clay Chamberlin ...
Impatient Fan (as Clay Chamberlain)
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Convention Assistant
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Fan #3
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TSA Manager
Ann Marie Guidry ...
Waitress (Kentucky)
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Store Clerk (Kentucky)
Michael P. Cahill ...
Pharmacist
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Memphis Ticket Taker (as James Palmer)
Donna Duplantier ...
Flight Attendant
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Airline Employee
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Waitress (Memphis Airport)
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Rental Car Employee
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Peabody Clerk (as Allen Battle III)
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Peabody Bartender
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Peabody Bellhop
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Louisiana Waitress
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Orderly
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Virge
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Surgeon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Rene'e Anderson ...
Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
Dewayne Bateman ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Tamera Bennett ...
Waitress (uncredited)
Burton Bridges ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
LaVita Brooks ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Dane Brown ...
Traveler (uncredited)
Lindsay Caldwell ...
Front Desk Agent (uncredited)
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Johnny (uncredited)
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Clerk (uncredited)
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Peabody Porter (uncredited)
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Peabody Tourist (uncredited)
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Geraldine Glenn ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Russell M. Haeuser ...
Airport Passenger (uncredited)
Emily D. Haley ...
Bar Goer (uncredited)
Destin M. Hebert ...
Autograph Fan at Convention (uncredited)
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Tourist Outside Peabody (uncredited)
Felecia Kirkland ...
Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
Steven C. Knapp ...
Hotel Patron (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ...
Airline Passenger (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ...
Airline Passenger (uncredited)
Don Lincoln ...
Baseball Convention Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Don Mac ...
Airplane Passenger Row #7 (uncredited)
Donald Meyers ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Jay Oliver ...
Airport Security Officer (uncredited)
Robert E. Pecunia ...
Autograph Fan at LA Bar (uncredited)
Charles Pineda ...
Valet (uncredited)
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Peabody Guest (uncredited)
Lyssa Prine ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Yalonda Lisa Reeves ...
Waitress Sammy (uncredited)
Lawanda Smith ...
Baseball Convention Audience / Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
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Airline Clerk - Memphis (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Meredith

Written by

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Michael Meredith ... (writer)

Produced by

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Deborah Del Prete ... executive producer
Jordan Foley ... producer
Kevin Lee Foxx ... executive producer (as Kevin Foxx)
Laurie Foxx ... producer
Jonathan Gray ... executive producer
Jason Hewitt ... executive producer
Heidi Levitt ... executive producer
Roy Scott MacFarland ... executive producer
Charlie Mason ... producer
Michael Meredith ... producer
Justin Moore-Lewy ... producer
Brigitte Mueller ... co-producer
Gigi Pritzker ... executive producer
David L. Schiff ... producer
Suzanne Unrein ... associate producer
Wim Wenders ... executive producer

Music by

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Christopher Lennertz

Cinematography by

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Yaron Orbach

Film Editing by

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Suzy Elmiger

Editorial Department

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Justine Halliday ... additional editor
Gordon Holmes ... post-production intern
Nick Houy ... first assistant editor
Ian Kezsbom ... assistant editor
Mathieu Reid ... color timer
Mark Smirnoff ... Post Production Account Executive
Amber Taylor ... digital intermediate producer
Kathy Thomson ... digital intermediate colorist

Casting By

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Heidi Levitt
Kim Petrosky

Production Design by

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Paki Smith

Art Direction by

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Frank Zito

Set Decoration by

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Julie Ochipinti

Costume Design by

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Molly Grundman

Makeup Department

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Carla Brenholtz ... key makeup artist
Thomas Nellen ... makeup department head / personal hair stylist: Jeff Bridges / personal makeup artist: Jeff Bridges
Susan 'Star' Orr ... assistant hair stylist
Scott H. Reeder ... department head hair
Amy Wood ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Luca Borghese ... post-production supervisor
Brion Hambel ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Aaron Barsky ... first assistant director
Sean O'Regan ... second second assistant director
Katey Wheelhouse ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Cecile Aymami ... scenic
Paul Blanchard ... leadman
Beau Harrison ... assistant property master
Elizabeth Herberg ... art coordinator
Juliana Hoffpauir ... set decoration buyer
Ty Landry ... on-set dresser
Leonard Marchand ... property master (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Scotty Morris ... set dresser
Michael O'Sullivan ... construction utility
Christopher Ryan Paul ... art department production assistant
Markus Wittman ... swing gang

Sound Department

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Wade Barnett ... adr recordist
Kelly Cabral ... supervising sound editor
Melissa A. Corns ... sound effects editor
Chris David ... re-recording mixer
Dan Izen ... sound mixer
Betsy Lindell ... boom operator
Aynee Osborn ... dialogue editor
Chris Reynolds ... additional re-recording mixer
Gabriel J. Serrano ... sound recordist
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer

Visual Effects by

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Jon Greenhalgh ... digital compositing lead: Michael Kaelin & Associates, Inc.
Alex Jacobs ... technical assistant: Michael Kaelin & Associats, Inc.
Michael Kaelin ... compositing supervisor: Michael Kaelin & Associates, Inc.
Chris Kirkpatrick ... iq assistant

Stunts

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Dan Brown ... stunt double: Justin Timberlake
Loyd Catlett ... stunt double
Chad Guerrero ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gerard Bartley ... lighting technician
Craig Carter ... grip
Oswald Colunga ... grip
Christopher Crowther ... electrician
Rusty Davis ... grip
Tracy Facelli ... additional second assistant camera: Tennessee Unit
Anne Marie Fox ... still photographer
Gerard Martin ... additional second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Quackenbush ... camera production assistant (as Christopher J. Quackenbush)
Kennith G. Smith ... a dolly grip
Robert A. Sutton ... chapman crane operator
Newton TerMeer ... gaffer
Theodore Thyssen ... grip
Gary Tolbert ... aerial photographer
Brett Walters ... first assistant camera
Louis Zlotowicz ... film loader

Casting Department

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Brent Caballero ... extras casting
Lauren Fernandes ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Christy Hebert ... key costumer (as Christy Hebert Crouch)
Olivia Hill ... costume assistant
Pamela Lee Incardona ... costume supervisor
Gia Jimenez ... wardrobe assistant
Diana Savone ... set costumer
Carmen Thompson ... wardrobe assistant
Lesley D. Wickham ... seamstress

Location Management

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Les Arceneaux ... assistant location manager
Brandon Sonny DeSorbo ... location scout
Martin Lane ... location manager: Memphis
Robert Saba ... assistant locations manager: Memphis
Phil Seifert ... location manager

Music Department

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Christian Dwiggins ... music editor
Dan Evans Farkas ... music editor
Nick Fevola ... score coordinator
Daniel Hubbert ... music supervisor (as Dan Hubbert)
Gary Liu ... assistant to composer
Michael Lloyd ... music supervisor
Jeff Vaughn ... scoring mixer
Jay Weigel ... music contractor
Philip White ... music programmer

Script and Continuity Department

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Sandy Parker ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Doug Dovichi ... transportation coordinator
Vinny Dovichi ... picture car coordinator
Mitch Masoner ... transportation captain
Willie D. Partin ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Jamie Abramowitz ... assistant: Mr. Lischak
Clay Achee ... key set production assistant
Brenda Arson ... assistant to producer
Eric Burrows ... security: Mr. Timberlake
Jared Callan ... production assistant (as Jared B. Callan)
Abigail Carpenter ... assistant: Mr. Meredith
Gregory Cassin ... production assistant
Loyd Catlett ... assistant: Mr. Bridges (as Lloyd Catlett)
Carmen Chan ... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Compas ... production counsel
Todd Crockett ... accounting clerk
André Des Rochers ... production counsel
Earl Gabbidon ... security: Mr. Timberlake
Emily Gannett ... product placement
Jonathan Gray ... production counsel
Micah Haley ... assistant to unit production manager
Robin Hardy ... production secretary
Rachael Harrell ... director of development
Jeffrey J. Hartwick ... set production assistant
Mandi Hicks ... assistant: Ms. Del Prete
Ronnie Joseph Higgins ... production assistant
Rachel Jacob ... key set production assistant
Brandon Kerr ... production assistant
Amy Law ... set medic
Kevin Lorio ... set production assistant
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Nat McCormick ... business affairs
Richard McDonough ... assistant: Mr. Mason & Mr. Moore-Lewy
Aaron Michiel ... business affairs executive
Jasmine Mohamed ... assistant: Ms. Del Prete
Susan Neal ... set production assistant
Ryan Nichols ... production assistant (as Ryan W. Nichols)
Brian O'Shea ... world sales executive: Odd Lot International
Erika Pahk ... assistant: Ms. Pritzker
Nick Reasons ... stand-in
Brandon Rohwer ... unit publicist
Weiman Seid ... unit publicist
Jenna Spesard ... post production assistant
Barbara-Ann Stein ... production accountant
Ian M. Stratford ... financial counsel
Craig Thompson ... assistant: Ms. McDonough
Heather Tyler ... post-production accountant
Sharyn Umaña ... assistant production coordinator
Nancy Valle ... post consultant
Alice Wang ... post production assistant
Christopher H. Warner ... production coordinator
Brianne Watson ... assistant: Mr. Schiff (as Brianna Castillo-Huang)
Jessy Cale Williamson ... production assistant
Rachel Yarbrough ... assistant: Mr. Timberlake (as Rachel Yarborough)
Wei-Ning Yu ... assistant: Mr. O'Shea

Thanks

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Steve Buscemi ... the director wishes to thank
Jeremy Davidson ... thanks
Daniel Duro ... very special thanks
Atom Egoyan ... the director wishes to thank
Steven Garcia ... special thanks
Carlin Glynn ... special thanks
John Hadity ... special thanks
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan ... special thanks
Neil LaBute ... the director wishes to thank
Marco Londoner ... special thanks
Alexandra Masterson ... special thanks
Mary Stuart Masterson ... special thanks
Peter Masterson ... special thanks
James McMurtry ... the director wishes to thank
Robert Rodriguez ... the director wishes to thank
Thom Zadra ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines they've got a long way to go. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Father & Son (Germany)
  • Відкрита дорога (Ukraine)
  • Открит път (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Család újratöltve (Hungary)
  • 最高の人生の選び方 (Japan, Japanese title)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,169, 04 Sep 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia In several scenes in the movie, Jeff Bridges' character mentions "Walter Henry Hagan" at the Dallas airport. Walter Henry Hagan was in fact head of Special Services for American Airlines up until his retirement in 1995, and remained on as a consultant in same capacity until his death in February 2000. Hagan was "the" man to talk to if you needed assistance in your travels with American Airlines. He considered former Dallas Cowboy, Don Meredith (father of writer-director, Michael Meredith) and his wife, dear friends. See more »
Goofs When Carlton talks to Lucy in the hotel room regarding a flight out of Memphis, Lucy gets ready for bed. Her mic pack is showing behind her back under her t-shirt. See more »
Movie Connections References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). See more »
Soundtracks Down the Line See more »
Quotes [repeated line]
Kyle: #11 in ou program... #1 in your hearts.
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