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Detour (2016)

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A young law student blindly enters into a pact with a hoodlum who offers to kill his stepfather - a man he feels is responsible for the accident that sent his mother into a coma.

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Christopher Smith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tye Sheridan ... Harper James
Bel Powley ... Cherry
Emory Cohen ... Johnny Ray
John Lynch ... Frank
Stephen Moyer ... Vincent Reed
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Officer Mike Andrews
Jared Abrahamson ... Paul
Reine Swart Reine Swart ... Claire (waitress)
Nick Boraine ... Lecturer
Deon Lotz ... Mr. Parfitt
Danny Keogh Danny Keogh ... Business Man
Tamer Burjaq ... Ralph
Joe Vaz ... Barman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Bundred ... Car Hire Man
Francis Chouler ... Las Vegas Policeman
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Storyline

Law student and all round good guy, Harper, suspects that his scheming step-father, Vincent, is responsible for the car crash that sent his mother into a coma. Drowning his sorrows one evening in a seedy L.A whiskey bar, Harper is interrupted by a tough looking redneck called Johnny Ray who offers to 'take care' of his step-dad for the cool sum of US$20,000. Angry, intent on revenge and fuelled by alcohol, Harper agrees to the deal and spends the rest of his evening downing shots with Johnny Ray. The next morning, Harper awakes to the mother of all hangovers with hazy memory of the previous night's events. Answering a knock at the front door, he is surprised to find Johnny Ray and his beautiful but distant girlfriend, Cherry, ready and waiting to drive to Vegas to kill Vincent. Harper's claims that he was drunk and didn't know what he was doing mean nothing to Johnny Ray who is more threatening than ever in the cold light of day. Harper quickly realises that there is no easy way out; ...

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detour See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$145, 22 January 2017

Gross USA:

$1,788

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,788
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Trivia

Early in the movie Harper James (Tye Sheridan) is watching an old black and white movie whilst laying on the couch. You see a couple driving down the highway. That scene is from the movie Detour (1945) starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage. See more »

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The front end of Ford Mustang alternates between 1972 and 1973 model years. See more »

Quotes

Cherry: Well, I got you all wrong didn't I?
Harper: You got me just right.
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Crazy Credits

After the first credits, the police officer can be seen dancing on the festival. See more »

Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
Performed by Dornik
Courtesy of PMR Records, under exclusive licence to Island Records
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Limited
Written by Dornik Leigh
PMR Publishing Ltd / Universal Music Publishing Ltd
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Nothing spectacular, but quite enjoyable
24 January 2017 | by Enthusiastic_ViewerSee all my reviews

Well as this is movie first movie review, I'll keep it to a minimum. With that being said, I didn't expect much from this movie. I didn't really hear a lot about it and there's not a whole lot of actors in it that I'm familiar with, with the exception of Stephen Moyer. I must say I was a bit surprised! Not a great movie that's gonna blow your mind or make you want to watch it over and over, rather, an enjoyable film worth actually watching. There's a little twist that makes it interesting and holds your attention. Actors/actresses did a fine job, they played their parts well and made them very believable. I rated this a 6 because it's worth a lazy Saturday morning watch. Enjoy!!


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