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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
Betty Gabriel ... Deeks
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Tracy Westmore
Chris Williams
Mo McRae ... Wilson
Diane Gaeta ... Becca
Milauna Jackson ... Detective Minardi
Nate Mooney ... Homeless Man
Dohn Norwood ... Cato
Loni Love ... Cher
Jorge Diaz ... Internet Cafe Clerk
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Cashier
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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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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

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I feel for him
7 November 2019 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a man who was imprisoned for 21 years. Soon after his release from jail, he finds a baby in a dumpster.

It is a film that offers humanity and hope. The scene in the bank is very touching. The story is somewhat sad because the protagonist deserves better, and I really feel for him. It is a slow film, but it is a film to feel.


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