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Take Me Home (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 October 2013 (Turkey)
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Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack.


Sam Jaeger


Sam Jaeger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Jaeger ... Claire
Sam Jaeger ... Thom
Victor Garber ... Arnold
Cristine Rose ... Lynnette
Lin Shaye ... Jill
Bree Turner ... Eve
Brennan Elliott ... Eric
Michelle Krusiec ... Suzanne
Eli Goodman ... Alan
Amanda Lund ... Candy
Avner Garbi Avner Garbi ... Dave
Dennis Romer Dennis Romer ... Keppel
Frieda Jane ... Secretary
Ed Vaughan ... Motel Clerk
Doreen Dunn Doreen Dunn ... Hotel Front Desk Clerk


In New York City, Thom is broke and jobless, illegally working as a taxi driver just to make some quick cash to try and pay his rent. Claire is a successful business-woman, but personally she's in shambles trying to recover from a bump in her marriage and then comes the phone call that her distant father is in the hospital. Not knowing what to do, Claire hops in Thom's cab and orders him to just drive. And so he does. The duo find themselves in Pennsylvania and make the rash decision to drive across the country. On the road to California, there are many detours, as the obstacles and secrets force them to learn about themselves and each other. Written by napierslogs

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Main stars Sam Jaeger and Victor Garber also starred together in TV series Eli Stone See more »


Midway through the movie, Claire looses her purse. This is a key plot point. A good view of the purse prior to loss is at 16:12 minutes into the movie. Towards the end of the move as Claire and her husband are saying goodbye (1:21:17 in the movie) the same purse reappears. See more »


[first lines]
Thom: Actually, sir, if you could just take a look now, I'd really appreciate it. There's this issue with my landlord. He's kind of on my back. So if you could just, please - please - thank you.
Alan: Not bad, nice work, good job. Thanks for coming in.
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank ... Officer Dubois. See more »


Your Rocky Spine
Written by Anthony M. Dekker
Performed by Great Lake Swimmers
Courtesy of Nettwerk Music Group
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It's not where you end up, its how you got there.
19 January 2012 | by toxiemiteSee all my reviews

This is a great little film and I hope you all get a chance to see it. A woman whose life is falling apart gets into the back of a New York cab and tells the driver to "just drive". She falls asleep and wakes up on a highway in Pennsylvania. The cabbie is a guy who's life isn't any better and he uses her instructions to "just drive" as a means to easy money. That's the premise and the whole movie is spent on the road. Two people lost, desperate for something new. This movie really appealed to me from the get-go and there's so much to like about it. While we know exactly where the story is headed, the fun is all about getting there. It's an 'in-between' movie. This story of love unfolds slowly and it's refreshing to see a bond form gradually as opposed to the heightened whirlwind romances that dominate the rom-com genre. The lead actor, Sam Jaeger, also wrote and directed the film and the main actress is his real-life wife... and so the chemistry is solid between them. This is my type of romance story and I love when a movie leaves me with a massive smile... this one left me feeling really perked and as I said, getting to the end point was what the movie was all about. Well written, really well performed and beautifully shot throughout the vast stretch of emptiness between the east coast and west coast of America. Yay for this movie!

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4 October 2013 (Turkey) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA


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$322, 11 March 2012

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