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Detour (2016)

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

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Vincent
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Harper
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Cherry
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Michael
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Johnny Ray
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Frank
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Paul
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MGM Receptionist
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MGV Barlady
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Claire (waitress)
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Johnny's friend #1
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Johnny's Friend #2
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Mr. Parfitt
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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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Thriller

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

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20 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos kitérő  »

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Opening Weekend:

$145 (USA) (20 January 2017)

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$145 (USA) (20 January 2017)
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This is the second film where Bel Powley co-stars with a cast member from HBO's True Blood. In Diary of a Teenage Girl she worked with Alexander Skarsgård, and in Detour she works with Stephen Moyer. 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

Features Detour (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

German Dance No.1 in C-Major
Performed by Toydrum [Pablo Clements / James Griffith]
Arranged by Pablo Clements / James Griffith
Written by Franz Schubert
Licensed courtesy of Underscore Collective/Underscore Ltd
Published by Detour Films Ltd / Chester Music Ltd
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Good film
27 January 2017 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young man whose mother is in a coma due to a traffic accident. He believes that his stepfather was driving when the accident happened. Furthermore, he thinks that the stepfather is cheating, and hence he decides to sell revenge.

"Detour" is refreshing because there story splits into two storage alternate universes, one being Harper doing the things he said he would, the other not doing it. Even though the two parallel stories have the same characters, they don't get mixed up. And the two stories are both engaging and interesting. I especially like Cherry's character, and Harper's calmness in the do it storyline. I think "Detour" is a good indie film and deserves a watch.


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