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Leaving Barstow (2008)

| Drama | 2008 (USA)
Growing up in Barstow, CA, high school senior Andrew hopes for a bigger world -- but his devotion to his mother, Sandra, and his awakening attraction to newcomer Jenny, combine to keep him ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Michelle Clunie ... Sandra
Kevin Sheridan ... Andrew
Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Jenny
Ryan Carnes ... Cody
Marques Ray ... Carlos
Steven Culp ... Mr. Johns
Dale Dickey ... Linda
Lillian Lehman Lillian Lehman ... Lesley
Scott Klace ... Nathan
Dana Lee ... Mr. Wang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Alvarez ... Pablo
Gary Edward Gary Edward ... Mr. McClure
Brie Gabrielle ... Brittany
Brittany Johnson Brittany Johnson ... Catholic School Girl
Liz Lueders Liz Lueders ... School Girl


Growing up in Barstow, CA, high school senior Andrew hopes for a bigger world -- but his devotion to his mother, Sandra, and his awakening attraction to newcomer Jenny, combine to keep him tied to home. Andrew's loyalties become confused and his prior ambitions begin to fade as he realizes he must make the most difficult of all decisions -- choosing between himself and the people he loves. Written by mps

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Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elhagyom a várost See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Leaving Barstow Films See more »
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Technical Specs


(Newport Beach Festival)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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As one who grew up in Barstow....
5 December 2009 | by sam93505See all my reviews

As one who grew-up in Barstow from 1971 to 1978, I can totally relate to the movie, it's characters, and plot. I, too, felt trapped in that one horse town, so 2 days after I turned 17, I joined the Navy just to get out of there. Now in days, I live in California City to be near my Mom who somehow still lives there. Every time I see her (about 2 times a month at the minimum) I am amazed how Absolutely NOTHING has changed in that rat town. Same schools, same teachers, same buildings on Main Street, no new houses have been built, etc. Very depressing. However, the most depressing thing was letting my young Canadian wife talk me into attending our Class of 1978 25 year reunion. No surprise here- only about 10 of us made it out of Barstow and are pretty successful for doing so. The remaining 300 plus that stayed, most are in dead in jobs, on welfare, have been married more than 3 times to classmates, and most at the Reunion were either on me th or drunk. Yup, nothing changes in Barstow, and that feeling is well conveyed in this excellent movie! GREAT JOB TO ALL THAT WERE PART OF IT!

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