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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

Cast overview:
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
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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.

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There is no turning back

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rota de Colisão See more »

Filming Locations:

Midland, California, USA See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character "Old Man in Car" is played by Peter Michael Goetz, father of directors Kevin Goetz and Michael Goetz (The Goetz Brothers). See more »

Quotes

Mitchell: A 30 year old loser, living in his car, is about the last person that I'm going to be looking to for advice on how to fix my life. So unless you want to put out a book of "don't"s based on all of the ways you've screwed up, which is the only thing you're ever likely to publish, you should probably just shut the fuck up.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.87 (2013) See more »

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Written and performed by Herman Beeftink
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A "Scenic Route" to hell...
16 March 2013 | by mossman133See all my reviews

The road-trip gone-wrong/ buddy movie starts with a slow burn -- biting, often hilarious dialog introduces us to two old friends who's benign friction escalates as their predicament gets worse.

The performances are engaging and absorbing--masterfully done as most of the movie rests on these two characters versus the elements (as well as the two actors versus difficult shooting conditions, according to the Q&A after the premiere I saw at SXSW).

For an indie thriller "Scenic Route" doesn't show any low budget limitations -- the cinematography in Death Valley is breathtaking and unforgiving, yet still haunting and beautiful.

Once the film grabs you, it doesn't let go. The movie, the imagery, stays with you long after you leave the theater.


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