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Leaving Barstow (2008)

| Drama | 2008 (USA)
Growing up in Barstow, CA, high school senior Andrew hopes for a bigger world -- but his devotion to his mother, Sandra, and his awakening attraction to newcomer Jenny, combine to keep him ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Paige

Writer:

Kevin Sheridan
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Credited cast:
Michelle Clunie ... Sandra
Kevin Sheridan ... Andrew
Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Jenny
Ryan Carnes ... Cody
Marques Ray ... Carlos
Steven Culp ... Mr. Johns
Dale Dickey ... Linda
Lillian Lehman Lillian Lehman ... Lesley
Scott Klace ... Nathan
Dana Lee ... Mr. Wang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rodrigo Alfonso ... Andres
Frank Alvarez ... Pablo
Gary Edward Gary Edward ... Mr. McClure
Brie Gabrielle ... Brittany
Brittany Johnson Brittany Johnson ... Catholic School Girl
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Growing up in Barstow, CA, high school senior Andrew hopes for a bigger world -- but his devotion to his mother, Sandra, and his awakening attraction to newcomer Jenny, combine to keep him tied to home. Andrew's loyalties become confused and his prior ambitions begin to fade as he realizes he must make the most difficult of all decisions -- choosing between himself and the people he loves. Written by mps

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Drama

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World Spins Madly On
Written by Deb Talan and Steve Tannen
Performed by The Weepies
Courtesy of Nettwerk Records
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Well worth watching
30 April 2014 | by MtnShelbySee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film on many levels. The story really resonates--a decent but unexceptional young man--one who might be described around town as a "good kid"--struggles to come to terms with his small town existence, his loneliness, and his fractured family. There's a lot of humanity in this film, and the characters' stories really resonate. The setting is gritty and realistic, the characters genuine and down to earth, and the tensions between them very authentic. While the ending is predictable,it's a good ending, one which is satisfying without being pat. The actors are well cast and the acting is well done. This is a fine film, highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elhagyom a várost See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Leaving Barstow Films See more »
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Runtime:

(Newport Beach Festival)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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