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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
Mo McRae ... Wilson
Chris Williams
Nate Mooney ... Homeless Man
Milauna Jackson ... Detective Minardi
Diane Gaeta ... Becca
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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A heartwarming reminder about life.
6 November 2019 | by novacasa42See all my reviews

Adopt A Highway is a feel-good story that brings out a lot of emotions at once, what we have here is a sweet story that's told on two facets, one is a story of a lost soul doing its best to survive and the other side of it is this heartwarming longing to a nice life once lived and never quite got enough of it. I was caught off guard several times by the performances as they were genuine and heartfelt and that added so much to the story, Ethan Hawke's rendition here was spot on, he delivers on so many levels, he gave his character life, and he infused it with minor details that make it just work. This film goes to remind us that it's never too late to start a new life, no matter how much you suffered or went through, there's always a way to start over and live again, Solid film.


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