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California Solo (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 January 2012 (USA)
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A former Britpop rocker who now works on a farm gets caught driving drunk and faces deportation after living in Los Angeles for many years. His efforts to stay in the U.S. force him to confront the past and current demons in his life.

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Marshall Lewy

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Marshall Lewy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Carlyle ... Lachlan MacAldonich
Danny Masterson ... Paul
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Catherine
Anna Khaja ... Anna
A Martinez ... Warren
William Russ ... Rusty
Michael Des Barres ... Wendell
Brad Greenquist ... Piper
Niko Nicotera ... Nick
Patrick Gallagher ... Ice Officer
Ella Joyce ... Carol
Alexia Rasmussen ... Beau
Hal Landon Jr. ... Farmer
S. Scott McCracken ... Clubber (as Sean McCracken)
Ping Wu ... Judge
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A former Britpop rocker who now works on a farm gets caught driving drunk and faces deportation after living in Los Angeles for many years. His efforts to stay in the U.S. force him to confront the past and current demons in his life.

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Калифорнийское соло See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,412, 2 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,368, 18 January 2013
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Only One I Know
Written and Performed by The Charlatans
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Good story line
28 January 2012 | by movietodeSee all my reviews

The screen play is very well written. I read it before the movie was shot and could easily feel the strength of the story. It's a mature subject though, which seems to bear out in the IMDb vote distribution. It's going to appeal most strongly to older folks. By the way, we older folks have money and pay to see movies with good story lines. Carlyle is a great choice for a lead in this movie, having seen him do forlorn but strong characters in many movies and also at the other end of the universe, so to speak ... I can't think of a contemporary alternative that would fit the role. After reading some of the Sundance buzz I rather felt that the critics prefer the same old boring story lines, whereas California Solo at least is a fresh interpretation that is also well-timed to the old rock audience.


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