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Happiness Runs (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 May 2010 (USA)
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A young man named Victor (Mark L. Young) realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother (Andie MacDowell) is funding the commune ... See full summary »

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Adam Sherman

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Adam Sherman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joni Barth Joni Barth ... Rachel's Mom
Kirsten Berman ... Jenny
Mark Boone Junior ... Victor's Father
Joseph Castanon ... Little Mackie
Richard Edson ... Pete
AnnaLisa Erickson ... Nancy
Shiloh Fernandez ... Jake
John Fleck ... Chad's Dad
Kevin Gage ... Hypnotist
Hanna Hall ... Becky
Gregorio Gregorio ... Sam (as Zia Harris)
Rutger Hauer ... Insley
Loni LiPuma Loni LiPuma ... Rachel's Friend
Andie MacDowell ... Victor's Mother
Ann Magnuson ... Chad's Mom
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A young man named Victor (Mark L. Young) realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother (Andie MacDowell) is funding the commune where the guru Insley (Rutger Hauer) hypnotizes and seduces women with a technique he calls "running". Insley manipulates the minds of these women so that they give him their bodies and all of their worldly possessions. Victor's childhood love, Becky (Hanna Hall), returns to take care of her deathly ill father. Victor, haunted by visions of Becky's death, is desperate to save her and himself by escaping from the cult. Preoccupied with Insley's free love philosophy, the adults of the community overlook the painful reality that the self destructive behavior of their children is most certainly due to early exposure to sex and drugs. To afford an escape, Victor tries to sell marijuana, but is cut out by rivals competing for Becky's affection. Finally, Victor is torn between getting money from his mother... Written by Strand Releasing

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Generation Lost

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Drama

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Becky: They never planned for the future. They weren't supposed to get old and we were never supposed to grow up. The lost, the unwanted, and the abused came here with the purest of intentions, to build a place where there would be no rules, other than a peaceful existence. There are no couples for them. For them, there is only the moment. They tried to raise us to be perfect in their perfect new world and for a moment, maybe it worked. But I think they finally saw their own shortsightedness and ...
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Horrible. Simply Horrible.
24 November 2010 | by jettbrowne924See all my reviews

This is possibly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I rented it because Strand Releasing usually has some interesting movies. I can not believe they optioned this piece of junk. The story is about some kid living in a commune who wants to get out. The protagonist is not even likable, wearing the same look on his face throughout the movie. The gratuitous nudity starts at the beginning of the credits and does not stop. The massive amounts of drug scenes are so unbelievable as are the scenes with Jack Danials and beers when all the character's are looking for money. Andie McDowall was in another movie. This is the reason why Indie films are so hard to get made. This was just a culmination of stupid dream sequences, stupid characters and horrible acting.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,674, 9 May 2010

Gross USA:

$7,199

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,199
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