Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love.

Director:

Nathan Morlando
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Cast

Cast overview:
Josh Wiggins ... Jonas Ford
Sophie Nélisse ... Casey Caraway
Joe Cobden ... Elbert Ford
Bill Paxton ... Wayne Caraway
Vickie Papavs ... Lynette Ford
Colm Feore ... The Chief
Ryan Blakely ... Proprietor
George Buza ... Pawnshop Clerk
Tara Nicodemo ... Pharmacist
Mike McPhaden ... Father
Richard Waugh ... Bus Driver
Blaise Blaise ... Blaise
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Mean Dreams is a thriller about a fifteen-year-old boy who steals a bag of drug money and runs away with the girl he loves while her corrupt cop father hunts them down. This coming-of-age fable brings together the desperation of life on the run and the beauty and wonder of first love.

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The law won't protect you See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Last major film for Bill Paxton. See more »

Goofs

Wayne Caraway puts diesel fuel instead of gas in his pickup when Jonas Ford is hiding in bed of truck. See more »

Quotes

Casey Caraway: You pray?
Jonas Ford: No.
Casey Caraway: Now might be a good time...
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Soundtracks

Dry Bones
Lyrics by Rennie Sparks
Music by Brett Sparks
Performed by The Handsome Family
Published by Handsome Family Music (BMI) and administered by Music of Virtual.
Administered outside of North America by Touch Tones Music.
Courtesy of Carrot Top Records, Inc.
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Well-acted indie thriller with an amazing landscape.
17 March 2017 | by NeonDisguiseSee all my reviews

As a low-budget thriller/drama, I came into this film with modest expectations. I was very delighted to be treated to a well-acted film with an incredible landscape (filmed in Ontario).

The acting was perfect. Sophie Nelisse has the makings of a world-famous box office smasher someday. Josh Wiggins was superb in his lead role. And the late great Bill Paxton played his role flawlessly.

I will not include any spoilers as to why I'm "only" giving it an 8 out of 10, but I will say that this indie thriller is definitely worth watching.

Rest in peace, Bill Paxton.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,146
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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