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Soda Springs (2012)

TV-PG | | Drama | 27 March 2012 (USA)
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The story of a man's struggle to claim his future by confronting his past. The road is not an easy one as old demons resurface to threaten everything Eden has fought to overcome.

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Michael Feifer
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Credited cast:
Jay Pickett ... Eden
Tom Skerritt ... Walt Jackson
Victoria Pratt ... Shelly
Michael Bowen ... Larry
Patty McCormack ... Beth
Miranda Frigon ... Pam
Henry Darrow ... El Quijano
David H. Stevens ... Jake (as David Stevens)
Hollis Welsh Hollis Welsh ... Sonya
Lan Larison Lan Larison ... Christopher
Dane Stevens Dane Stevens ... Sheriff Griggs (as Duane Stephens)
Tim Wrightman Tim Wrightman ... Deputy Baker
Whitnie Mauney Whitnie Mauney ... Violet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Devon ... Rex
Robert Milburn Robert Milburn ... Elderly Man
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The story of a man's struggle to claim his future by confronting his past. The road is not an easy one as old demons resurface to threaten everything Eden has fought to overcome.

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Coming home is easy. It's staying that's the hard part. See more »

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Drama

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TV-PG
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Won "Best Feature Film" at Louisville Festival of Film - 2011. See more »

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Long, Pointless & Boring
4 January 2014 | by dansviewSee all my reviews

I don't doubt that every day life in a small town in Southwestern Idaho is slow, but that doesn't mean I want to watch a movie of this depicted. The movie was supposed to be about a good man who made a mistake and needed redemption, but there is no indication that he was ever a good man. He had a reputation as a party guy and he tried to cheat on his wife.

Having said that, the photography was nice. There aren't too many movies filmed in Idaho. I have always found it strange that Country-Western music almost never comes from "country" areas outside the South. Yet in this picture you see guys making country music, minus the accent. If there really are guys like this making such music in non-Southern places, why don't they make it to Nashville? This part of Idaho is both "country" and "Western." It seems that in real life the lead actor is considerably older than what he was playing. He is in his early 50's. I assumed he was supposed to be in his late 30's in the movie.

I got a real kick out of seeing the bad boy played by Michael Bowen. He played the same character in Valley Girl, opposite Nicholas Cage in 1983.

There was virtually no religion or God injected into this story. The guy lives in a small town, and one cop mentions church, but you never see anyone going to one. I think the main guy does go back to his jail cell to retrieve his Bible. They clearly decided not to go in that direction.

I don't actually blame him for returning to his home town. Where else are you going to go, like his mother said. Home is home, even when you screw up.

I don't think he ever apologizes to his wife for anything. If he did, it wasn't memorable.

This picture did have redeeming qualities, not enough to save it from the bargain bin at Walmart.

What I really needed to see was a little more emotion from people. There is one scene where the main guy breaks down just for a second, but it was cut short. Let it out man! Let's make a movie about real people. Even the strong, silent cowboy types let go once in a while.


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Release Date:

27 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Idaho, USA

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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