Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events, including his truck breaking down, his landlord locking him out of the house, and the theft of his toolbox, which he needs for an upcoming job. As Walt and Anthony set about finding the guy who stole the tools and improvise around their other misfortunes, they begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.
Written and Directed by the Oscar Nominated Writer of ''Nebraska'', Bob Nelson.
Did You Know?
The book Anthony (Jaeden Lieberher) is reading, is "Undeniable: Evolution, and the Science of Creation" by Bill Nye the Science Guy. Writer and Director Bob Nelson and Bill Nye were cast members on the Seattle comedy show "Almost Live!" There is also a poster of Bill Nye in Anthony's room, next to one of Albert Einstein. See more
At 1:29 of the movie Walt is driving down a residential street on his way to retrieve his tools, you can see the truck going in the opposite direction swerve into Walt's lane to avoid the film crew in the street. The two-tone gray Toyota truck (at 1:29:20) has Washington State license plates. This movie was set in Washington State, but was filmed in the Metro Vancouver, Canada, area; more specifically, Walt is living at 20657 (at 0:12:55) Dolman Street (at 0:02:15) which is in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, in the Metro Vancouver area, so the probability is high that the truck was part of the film shoot. If an error were committed then it was that they didn't use a telephoto lens or Steadicam so the camera could have been out of the way. See more
Well, if he found Jesus, maybe he can find my tools.
Features The Rifleman
Performed by Gillian Welch
Courtesy of Acony Records, LLC
Words and Music by Gillian Welch
and David Rawlings
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