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Run the Tide (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama | 2 December 2016 (USA)
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When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast.


Soham Mehta


Rajiv Shah
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Taylor Lautner ... Reymund Hightower
Nico Christou ... Oliver
Kenny Johnson ... Bo
Constance Zimmer ... Lola
Johanna Braddy ... Michelle
Rajiv Shah ... Buster
Nichelle Hines ... Secretary
David Barrera ... TJ
Derek Krantz ... Michael
Austin Michael Coleman ... Umpire (as Austin Coleman)
Romi Dias ... Angela
K.C. Clyde ... Dave


Rey gave up his chance at college and love to raise his young half-brother Oliver, who looks nothing like him - "same mom, different dads." But when his meth addicted mother, Lola, is released from prison determined to rebuild her family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother and escapes their desert home for the California coast, chasing the dream that he let go years ago. Lola turns to her ex-husband Bo to help find her missing boys, bringing up ghosts from their own failed relationship. With nothing but the open road ahead of them, and Lola and Bo in close pursuit, Rey and Oliver race away from a past they never wanted, towards a future that could have been. Written by Chris B.

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Don't Fight the Tide. Run It.



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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language and a scene of sexuality. | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Kardeslik See more »

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Booking to the Pacific
11 February 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although his fans would not be pleased if Taylor Lautner didn't have one or two topless scenes, the man does a bit of acting in Run The Tide. In this Lautner is the older of two brothers the other being Nicol Christou who run away from their midwest home to head for the Pacific coast where Taylor knows a girl starting college.

The reason for booking to the Pacific Ocean is that their drug abusing mother, (they had different dads) is about to be released from prison. Taylor has bitter memories of her abusing him as a kid. He wants to not see that happen to his younger brother. The younger one however is too young to remember anything bad. He just wants the mom he never had.

Am not sure why Christou's father just didn't divorce her. According to the story God knows she gave him enough grounds. I also doubt custody would be an issue. Maybe courts are biased toward Moms but usually a prison sentence will overcome that.

Lautner has some good scenes here, but the story is too much to overcome.

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