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Thunder Road (2018)

A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

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Jim Cummings

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Jim Cummings
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Cummings ... Officer Jim Arnaud
Kendal Farr ... Crystal Arnaud
Nican Robinson ... Officer Nate Lewis
Jocelyn DeBoer ... Rosalind Arnaud
Chelsea Edmundson ... Morgan Arnaud
Macon Blair ... Dustin Zahn
Ammie Masterson ... Celia Lewis (as Ammie Leonards)
Bill Wise ... The Captain
Jordan Ray Fox ... Officer Doug
Frank Mosley ... Homeless Man
Jacqueline Doke ... Jocelyn
Chris Doubek ... Guy in a Nice Suit on a Bicycle
Tristan Riggs ... Tony
William Kevin Olliff ... Chris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marshall Allman ... Phil
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A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Austin Texas, USA

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$250,000 (estimated)
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2:1
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Trivia

Thunder road song was actually played in the 2016 short film upon which this movie was based, on which officer Jim dances and sings along with. See more »

Quotes

Officer Jim Arnaud: Just because somebody leaves... just because somebody chooses to leave, that doesn't mean they didn't want to be here with you. It means they had a hard time with things. It's a lot for some people.
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Competent effort
11 November 2018 | by kevandebSee all my reviews

As somebody from the U.K. critiquing a US drama it is a difficult job, especially when nuances, way of life and local daily life is so difficult to encapsulate for somebody who does not live and breathe life in a certain country, state or even town. Again, whilst I found Jim an anomaly of a character, somebody I do not recognise in the U.K. per se, I embrace that this could be normal in small town America. I did not dislike it, in fact the acting and pathos ran well with a viewers affection for the main cast and I always welcome a film that feels strong enough to omit (sometimes annoying) background music. That said, anything named after a song by the 'Peoples Poet' and one of my all time favourite songs I would like some reference to it and perhaps for it to be a backdrop to the film. Now I could be missing a trick here that the song was never played for a deeper meaning, but it would have served the film better, in my opinion, if this was a haunting backdrop to the crises being played out. When all said and done, a solid effort that improved as it progressed.


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