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A lonely, middle-aged man hires a male prostitute to recreate a road trip from his past.


Nick Corporon


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tuc Watkins ... Jonathan
Devon Graye ... Adam
Derek Phillips ... James
Sydelle Noel ... Iris
Kit Williamson ... Scotty
Andrew Asper ... Brandon
Jody Jaress ... Debbie
Miller Tai ... The Waiter
Malcolm Bowen ... Young Man
Todd Stroik ... Loft Client
Clint Clark ... Car Client
Rod Harrel Rod Harrel ... The Man
Matt Talese Matt Talese ... Bartender
Gareth Dutton Gareth Dutton ... San Francisco Hooker
Sean Mandell ... San Francisco Hooker


A lonely, middle-aged man hires a male prostitute to recreate a road trip from his past.

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Release Date:

21 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Closing Time Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Well Directed Narrative!
18 December 2016 | by tatalovicSee all my reviews

"Retake" is a road-drama about a lonely guy in his late 40s who hires a younger male prostitute - to drive with him from LA to Colorado. But "Retake" is not just another "road- buddy-movie". It's a powerful drama about human condition, relationships, pain, loss, and - love. The lead players (T. Watkins and D. Graye) are excellent in their portrayal of two complex characters, who search for answers through sensual and physical exploration. Their little "game" frequently breaks the rules, taking them to another dimension; exploring their past, and their inner-pain. It's a well written non-mainstream narrative, with certain dramatic elements of various European realism "waves" (such as Kieślowski, Wenders, and early Wajda). Nick Corporon's (director) mise-en-scène approach is semi-minimalist: long interior shots, mixed with hand-held photography and natural movement. An old Polaroid camera prop (used by the main character) - ads a touch of nostalgia to carefully staged cinematic ride. Overall, the picture is an example of well executed independent film that delivers something we lack in today's American cinema - a REAL people's story.

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