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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
Brad Greenquist ... Piper
Michael Des Barres ... Wendell
William Russ ... Rusty
Ella Joyce ... Carol
Anna Khaja ... Anna
Patrick Gallagher ... Ice Officer
Niko Nicotera ... Nick
Alexia Rasmussen ... Beau
Hal Landon Jr. ... Farmer
Savannah Brooke Lathem ... Arianwen (as Savannah Lathem)
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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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Sound Mix:

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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brilliant
14 March 2012 | by js-306-621513See all my reviews

I have seen only a few films that have truly great acting. The film has a great story and to me seems very realistic. Robert Carlyle is a great choice for a lead in this movie, having seen him not show his truly great acting skills in films for the last few years it's nice seeing him back on the silver screen. I think this role of an older British rocker fits his skills perfectly.

I think this film has great potential to go down as a classic and will appeal more to the older generation of 40+, but this not to say that younger people won't enjoy it either.

To me Robert Carlyle gives a performable that shows to sides of a personalty that is plagued by demons.


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