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Back Roads (2018)

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In 1993, Harley's dad is shot dead and his mom goes to prison. He has to earn money and look after his 3 kid sisters. No college. Over 2 years, family secrets are slowly revealed. Will a good therapist be enough?

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Alex Pettyfer

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Tawni O'Dell (novel), Tawni O'Dell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jennifer Morrison ... Callie Mercer
Juliette Lewis ... Bonnie Altmyer
Nicola Peltz ... Amber Altmyer
Alex Pettyfer ... Harley Altmyer
Robert Patrick ... Chief Mansour
Danika Yarosh ... Ashlee
Tom Everett Scott ... Brad Mercer
Chiara Aurelia ... Misty Altmyer
Robert Longstreet ... Uncle Mike
Hala Finley ... Jody Altmyer
Jeff Pope ... Rick
Sky Elobar ... Church
Emily LaGroue Emily LaGroue ... Ashlee's Friend
Gavin Warren ... Zack Mercer
K.D. O'Hair ... Aunt Kathy
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"Back Roads" centers on a young man stuck in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters after the shooting death of his abusive father and the arrest of his mother. Family secrets and unspoken truths threaten to consume him. Written by anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Обратные дороги See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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1.85 : 1
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Intended to be directed by Adrian Lyne. Adrian still has a co-writing credit with screenwriter and novelist Tawni O'Dell. Alex Pettyfer was given the opportunity to become a first-time director by the production company. See more »

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Good drama
6 January 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I see some reviewers thought this movie was too slow but to me it was made at the right pace as this is a story that is slowly evolving, from a dramatic beginning to a disturbing climax. The acting was faultless with all the actors and actresses giving a special touch to their characters. The main character Harley Altmyer is played by Alex Pettyfer and he definitely makes this movie worth watching. A traumatized young adult with huge responsabilities discovers the other gender for the first time and that while coping with the things that are haunting him from the past and present. For a drama it was better than I expected.


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