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Scenic Route (2013)

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Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality.

Writer:

Kyle Killen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Duhamel ... Mitchell
Dan Fogler ... Carter
Peter Michael Goetz ... Old Man in Car
Christie Burson ... Annie
Jamie Donovan ... Tow Truck Driver
Miracle Laurie ... Joanne
Ethan Maher ... Cole
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Silva Michael Silva ... Conference Businessman
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Storyline

Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality.

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Taglines:

There is no turning back

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler also star in Don Peyote (2014) together. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell: What the hell are you doing, driving us through the middle of nowhere?
Carter: We're taking the scenic route, remember?
Mitchell: By scenic I was thinking, I don't know, more trees, mountains, people.
[indicating the map]
Mitchell: Dots a lot closer together.
Carter: By scenic I meant... rarely seen.
[breaths deeply]
Mitchell: I'm gonna get you a dictionary when I get back.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Insomnia
Written and performed by Herman Beeftink
Courtesy of Elite Source Music
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This Movie is a Treat - I see why Duhamel is on the rise
10 March 2013 | by JboundasSee all my reviews

Saw Scenic Route at Sxsw in Austin. So well written, the movie manages to pull off being by turns dark, funny, and suspenseful. The dialog is great and the story takes the relationship of these two buddies in the desert (a surprisingly captivating setting) to some really interesting places. There were scenes that were laugh out loud hilarious, and I wont give away any of them but the plot takes some turns I sure didn't see coming.

This movie is smart, very well done and most importantly a pleasure to watch. Actually want to see it again when it hits the theaters.

Really impressed with Josh Duhamel. I guess I wasn't aware that this guy has some serious talent. After watching him in Scenic Route, I can now see why his star is rising. He nails it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Midland, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,434
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1.85 : 1
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