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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:
Danny Masterson ... Paul
Robert Carlyle ... Lachlan MacAldonich
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Catherine
A Martinez ... Warren
William Russ ... Rusty
Anna Khaja ... Anna
Michael Des Barres ... Wendell
Patrick Gallagher ... Ice Officer
Ella Joyce ... Carol
Brad Greenquist ... Piper
Hal Landon Jr. ... Farmer
Niko Nicotera ... Nick
Alexia Rasmussen ... Beau
Savannah Lathem ... Arianwen
Robert Cicchini ... Domenico
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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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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

Gross USA:

$15,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,433
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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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Character Study
26 July 2012 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

California Solo is a laid back and entertaining character study. In recent American movies, the character studies (as opposed to biopics) of musicians have tended to be of those belonging to the country & western branch (Crazy Heart, etc.). So it's nice to see one about a British rock and roll artist. Robert Carlyle is perfectly cast as a former Scottish rock musician, now emigrated to USA and working on a farm in California. His only connection with music is the tributes to other rock bands of his era that he records at home for a local radio station. A clash with the law, which threatens deportation back to Scotland, forces him to face his inner demons and past. The film is carried by Carlyle who is both endearing and totally believable as a has been rock musician. The music is good, as is the direction and cinematography. Great fun.


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