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Detour (2016)

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A young law student blindly enters into a pact with a hoodlum who offers to kill his stepfather - a man he feels is responsible for the accident that sent his mother into a coma.

Director:

Christopher Smith
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Tye Sheridan ... Harper
Bel Powley ... Cherry
Jared Abrahamson ... Paul
Emory Cohen ... Johnny Ray
John Lynch ... Frank
Stephen Moyer ... Vincent
Sibongile Mlambo ... MGM Receptionist
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Michael
Reine Swart ... Claire (waitress)
Jenna Saras ... MGV Barlady
Nick Boraine ... Narrator / Lecturer
Tamer Burjaq ... Ralph
Nic Rasenti ... Johnny's friend #1
Deon Lotz ... Mr. Parfitt
Daniel Fox ... Officer Stanwyck
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Storyline

Law student and all round good guy, Harper, suspects that his scheming step-father, Vincent, is responsible for the car crash that sent his mother into a coma. Drowning his sorrows one evening in a seedy L.A whiskey bar, Harper is interrupted by a tough looking redneck called Johnny Ray who offers to 'take care' of his step-dad for the cool sum of US$20,000. Angry, intent on revenge and fuelled by alcohol, Harper agrees to the deal and spends the rest of his evening downing shots with Johnny Ray. The next morning, Harper awakes to the mother of all hangovers with hazy memory of the previous night's events. Answering a knock at the front door, he is surprised to find Johnny Ray and his beautiful but distant girlfriend, Cherry, ready and waiting to drive to Vegas to kill Vincent. Harper's claims that he was drunk and didn't know what he was doing mean nothing to Johnny Ray who is more threatening than ever in the cold light of day. Harper quickly realises that there is no easy way out; ...

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolambaç See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$145, 20 January 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$145, 20 January 2017
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Color
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Trivia

Contains a spoiler for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

Goofs

The front end of Ford Mustang alternates between 1972 and 1973 model years. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Ray: Don't regret the things you do. Just the things you don't.
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Crazy Credits

After the first credits, the police officer can be seen dancing on the festival. See more »

Connections

References Harper (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

MURDER SONG (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) - DETOUR MIX
Performed by Aurora Aksnes (as AURORA) Feat. Odd Martin Skålnes (as O. Martin)
Courtesy of Decca Records
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Limited
Composed & Written by Aurora Aksnes / Odd Martin Skålnes
(c) Published by Budde Music, courtesy of Budde Music UK/ Insieme Songs / Universal / MCA Music Publishing Ltd
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warning....hidden little gem
20 January 2017 | by bcheng93See all my reviews

didn't think this movie was going to be any good...boy was i strong. tye sheridan...who by the way looks like a young tom hardy really shows his acting chops in this movie. the other 2 main leads were very very good also...emory cohen and bel powley. gave the movie 7 stars because its much better then a 6 and i strongly believe that the movie eventually will be in the high 6s'. very character driven storyline with a few nice twists...no action...all the action is in the acting, thats what makes a good thriller. there was 1 gory part in the movie...close to the end...extremely extremely gory but it lasts only about a second..no big deal...doesn't detract from the movie. do watch the movie if you get a chance..if you like thriller genre movies or just a good movie in general.


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