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Adopt a Highway (2019)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 November 2019 (USA)
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An ex-felon discovers a live baby left in a dumpster.

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Credited cast:
Ethan Hawke ... Russell Millings
Chris Sullivan ... Orankle
Elaine Hendrix ... Diane Spring
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Jim
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Tracy Westmore
Betty Gabriel ... Deeks
Milauna Jackson ... Detective Minardi
Dohn Norwood ... Cato
Nate Mooney ... Homeless Man
Mo McRae ... Wilson
Chris Williams
Diane Gaeta ... Becca
Rich Ceraulo Ko ... Officer Marshall
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Cashier
Jeremie Harris ... Officer Green
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About a convict -Russ Millings - who has just been released from prison after serving 20 years for possessing an ounce of marijuana. The world outside, changed beyond his recognition, seems like seen through a glass pane and moves at a different pace. He diligently fulfills his tasks, but human contact is a forgotten and scary concept to him. Still on parole and working in a burger joint, one night he finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster. Unsure of what to do, and caught between being overwhelmed by affection and panic, Russ starts to 'thaw'. He finally finds connection to another human - and himself, through this baby which is lost, cast out and ignorant of the world around her- like him. He dares to come out of his emotional shell and go on the journey to retrace his past persona from that distant time 'before' , when he was Russky: A person, a son, a man and not a subject. Written by Sibelle Artis

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Drama

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Logan Marshall-Green's directorial debut. See more »

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Schatzwalzer
Written by Jan Rap
Published by Sonoton Music GmbH Co KG / Sonoton APM
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Sweet, slow emotional movie
2 November 2019 | by pancolartSee all my reviews

Basically about father and son but this isn't apparent from start. Made me cry a bit. It is slowly revolving, building the character of a lost soul, good hearted ex convict Russ. He is trying to find something to hold, to anchor his life to. It is also movie about injustice of the system and life. Probably not for everyone to watch but if you know feeling of being lost and lonesome, feeling of being disconnected from parents, work and hyper motivated world then...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adopt a Highway See more »

Filming Locations:

Indio, California, USA See more »

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