Ben Baker is a man-child who lives on his friend's couch getting high. His friend, Steve Dallas, is a moderately successful weather reporter who is living a superficial life. When Ben receives word that his father has died, Steve drives him home and they re-connect with Ben's successful and driven sister Terri and hippie step-mother Angela who is the same age as they are. The reading of the will drives Ben to come up with a new purpose in life, but those around him don't prove to be very supportive, and then they all re-examine their own lives.
Friendship... there's nothing in it for anybody.
Did You Know?
The main street location of the family's store is Madison, North Carolina. The town's clock, mounted on the corner of a building in the background, is a memorial to those who have served in the military. The date "1919" which appears on the brick below the clock face, is the date of the building's construction as a garage. The clock's bell was cast in Baltimore, Maryland. See more
When Owen Wilson is driving in the PA town a state route sign can be seen. The route number is inside a circle. If he were in PA the route number would be in a keystone. See more
That's the thing about friendship - it's a lot rarer than love; there's nothing in it for anybody.
References Star Wars: A New Hope
Highway 61 Revisited (Alternate Take)
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Published by Special Rider Music
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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