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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?

Director:

Alex Pettyfer

Writers:

Tawni O'Dell (novel), Tawni O'Dell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Jennifer Morrison ... Callie Mercer
Juliette Lewis ... Bonnie Altmyer
Tom Everett Scott ... Brad Mercer
Nicola Peltz ... Amber Altmyer
Danika Yarosh ... Ashlee
Alex Pettyfer ... Harley Altmyer
Robert Patrick ... Chief Mansour
Robert Longstreet ... Uncle Mike
Chiara Aurelia ... Misty Altmyer
Sky Elobar ... Church
Gavin Warren ... Zack Mercer
Hala Finley ... Jody Altmyer
Jeff Pope ... Rick
June Carryl ... Betty
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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Excellent movie
25 March 2019 | by torroutedipzSee all my reviews

I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into when I started this movie, but it didn't disappoint. Between rentals and streaming, I watch a movie every night, so with such a prolific quantity many are either sub-par or very similar to each other. This was a nice surprise. The synopsis sounded like a dark thriller and I figured it would be decent, but it was excellent. It was definitely dark, and extremely messed up. There were a couple of twists, that ended up being even more dark and twisted than I thought they'd be. I won't go into detail about the plot other than to say dark and twisted. I know I've used those adjectives more than once, but that pretty much sums it up.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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