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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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Credited cast:
Claire (waitress)
MGM Receptionist
MGV Barlady
Johnny's friend #1
Narrator / Lecturer
Mr. Parfitt
Johnny's Friend #2


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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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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Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos kitérő  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$145, 20 January 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$145, 20 January 2017
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Did You Know?


Contains a spoiler for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


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


Johnny Ray: Don't regret the things you do. Just the things you don't.
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Crazy Credits

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


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


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Performed by Toydrum vs Aidan Lavelle
Written by Pablo Clements / James Griffith / Aidan Lavelle (PRS)
Licensed courtesy of Underscore Collective/Underscore Ltd
Published by Detour Films Ltd / Chester Music Ltd
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Nothing spectacular, but quite enjoyable
24 January 2017 | by See 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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