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Free Ride (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 10 January 2014 (USA)
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A single mom caught up in the Florida drug trade during the late 1970s tries to make a better life for her two girls.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Christina
Liana Liberato ... MJ
Ava Acres ... Shell
Drea de Matteo ... Sandy
Daniella Garcia ... Zada (as Daniella Garcia-Lorido)
Cam Gigandet ... Ray
Brit Morgan ... Rain
Kyle T. Heffner ... Messenger / Duane (as Kyle Heffner)
Lloyd Owen ... The Captain
Eddie Pepitone ... BK
Jeff Hephner ... Bossman
V.J. Foster ... Captain Jim (as VJ Foster)
Sabrina Gennarino ... Gina
Michael Coveduck Noland Michael Coveduck Noland ... Neighbor Boy (as Michael Coveduck)
Aaron Conte ... Terry
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A single mom caught up in the Florida drug trade during the late 1970s tries to make a better life for her two girls.

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drugs | f rated | See All (2) »

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Crime pays...or it costs you everything.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocuklarim Icin See more »

Filming Locations:

Sarasota County, Florida, USA See more »

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Even though the movie is supposed to take place in the late 70s, In two of the bar scenes "Say Goodnight to the World" by Dax Riggs can be heard playing in the background. The song was released in 2010. See more »

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[first lines]
Shell: [narrating] Gas, grass or ass. Nobody rides for free. At least that's what my mom says.
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Pretty cookie cutter and predictable but it is a true story so that fact alone makes it more interesting.
14 February 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"We should have never left Ohio." Christina (Paquin) is a single mother looking to start a new and better life for her two daughters MJ (Liberato) and Shell. They move to Florida and meet up with Sandy who introduces Christina to the world of drug trafficking. What starts off as a way to make some quick money on the side for her kids soon spirals out of control and changes the lives of all involved. I will start by saying that this isn't an original idea but the fact that this one is based on a true story makes it seem fresh. The acting is very good in this and there are just enough different story lines going on to keep you interested and make the movie tense. The mom trying to avoid the law, the tension between the mom and the oldest daughter, and the love interest lines keep you watching and wondering what will happen next. We see Christina go from a great mom to an absentee mom fairly quickly and the same arc for MJ really made me like the movie more then I expected too. Overall, there really isn't much else to say about this, pretty cookie cutter and predictable but it is a true story so that fact alone makes it more interesting. I give it a B.


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