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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
A Martinez ... Warren
William Russ ... Rusty
Michael Des Barres ... Wendell
Patrick Gallagher ... Ice Officer
Brad Greenquist ... Piper
Anna Khaja ... Anna
Niko Nicotera ... Nick
Ella Joyce ... Carol
Hal Landon Jr. ... Farmer
Alexia Rasmussen ... Beau
Ping Wu ... Judge
S. Scott McCracken ... Clubber (as Sean McCracken)
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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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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California Solo
Music and Lyrics by Adam Franklin
Performed by Adam Franklin and Robert Carlyle
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Yeah. Good story...
8 March 2012 | by tadamoriyagiSee all my reviews

I also read the screenplay before it was filmed. I too really enjoyed the story a lot. It was touching and human and not a "hollywood" story. I was also excited to know that Robert Carlyle was cast as the lead.

I thought the lead character was interesting. He is an aging ex-pat living in America. I think the lives of assimilated ex-pats are very interesting but not often explored in Hollywood. Reading the script, I recognized the emotional themes of rootlessness, guilt and regret the main character goes through as issues many of my closest expat friends and family experience as well. I wish more films like this were made to be released in America and Hollywood.


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