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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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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 ... 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 - Fuori controllo See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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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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Trivia

Contains a quotation from "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) See more »

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

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Features Detour (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

MURDER SONG (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) - DETOUR MIX
Performed by Aurora Aksnes (as AURORA) Feat. Odd Martin Skålnes (as O. Martin)
Courtesy of Decca Records
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Limited
Composed & Written by Aurora Aksnes / Odd Martin Skålnes
(c) Published by Budde Music, courtesy of Budde Music UK/ Insieme Songs / Universal / MCA Music Publishing Ltd
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Much better than expected!
23 January 2017 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Much better than expected!

I was really not expecting much with no name actors (I didn't recognize any one) and no name director and writer Christopher Smith, but I was very pleasantly surprised!

All the actors were spot on, maybe a little overboard in some instances but it played well with the directing which was actually very impressive for a director and writer I never heard of!

Yes there were a few plot holes but for a 'B' or less movie, everything else was exceptional!

Well done Christopher Smith and to the entire cast for a great thrill ride!


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