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Rudderless (2014)

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A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

Director:

William H. Macy
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Heizer ... Josh
Aly Lovelace ... Mary Beth (as Alexandra Lovelace)
Billy Crudup ... Sam
Casey Twenter ... Casey
David A. Flannery ... Jacob Taylor (aka Dorm Dude) (as David Adam Flannery)
Eric Starkey ... Brent
Kenneisha Thompson ... Keri
Ali Meyer Ali Meyer ... Female Newscaster #2
Lance West Lance West ... Male Newscaster #2
Kevin Ogle Kevin Ogle ... Male Newscaster
Linda Cavanaugh Linda Cavanaugh ... Female Newscaster
Jennifer Savidge Jennifer Savidge ... Brent's Wife
Jamie Chung ... Lisa Martin
Felicity Huffman ... Emily
Phil Deberry Phil Deberry ... Favorite Uncle
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Storyline

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The way back begins with a single chord.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Billy Crudup sings the songs in the movie, and he plays his own guitar. During the filming of Almost Famous (2000), he really took to playing guitar and has played ever since. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, there are many banners for the university as well as a gate clearly showing the university is UCO, the University of Central Oklahoma. Moments later during the news scenes, the university is called Central Plains State University. See more »

Quotes

Quentin: You know, I don't get the appeal of fishing.
Sam: Really. Well, I would imagine that most activities performed in silence don't make much sense to you.
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Soundtracks

Already There
Written & Performed by George Byrne
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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User Reviews

 
Surprising ...
13 October 2014 | by is24See all my reviews

... and breathtaking. I had a pleasure of watching this movie tonight, including a director, William H. Macy's Q and A.

Writers and director did some great choices. Casting was perfect. Billy Crudup's performance is simply fantastic. Excellent music and lyrics. By far, the most emotional and moving film I saw this year.

Daring and dangerous, casualties all across the board and so well done in all aspects. Yet another proof that independent movies like this one bring out more feelings and passion than any blockbuster.

Everyone should see it!

Thought-provoking gem!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudderless See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,440, 19 October 2014

Gross USA:

$58,293

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$546,149
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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