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Around the bend - Michael Caine, Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Jordan Roberts

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The skeletons in the family closet just came out to play.

Around the bend is inspired by the relationship between writer-director Jordan Roberts and the absentee father he barely knew. It tells the story of four generations of men who are suddenly brought together by the chance to uncover the truth about their family's past. The journey will take them out on the road to a world full of surprises-some comic, some dramatic, and all of them personal.

Jason Lair (Josh Lucas) is a simple man with a simple wish: a normal life. This isn't an easy goal for the mild-mannered bank employee: Jason is newly separated from his wife, who has left him to care for their six-year-old son Zach (Jonah Bobo) while she paints in Nepal, and his ailing grandfather Henry (Oscar winner Michael Caine), a former archaeologist close to death, who is investigating alternative rituals for his impending funeral ("I'm not going in the ground!" he protests.) So when Jason's estranged father and Henry's son, Turner (Oscar winner Christopher Walken), whose chequered past includes exploits from the musical to the criminal, pays the family an unexpected visit, nothing is "simple" or "normal" in Jason's life any more.

In the coming days, the somewhat reluctant Lair men will embark on a trip not only through the mythic beauty of the Desert Southwest, but across the family's own rocky emotional landscape. Forced together by a deep loss, these very different people find a great deal along the way-devastating secrets, amazing discoveries and, just as Henry wanted... each other.

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  • Film drama family men son grandfather father

Persons of interest

  • Michael Caine .... Henry Lair
  • Jonah Bobo .... Zach Lair
  • Josh Lucas .... Jason Lair
  • Glenne Headly .... Katrina
  • Christopher Walken .... Turner Lair
  • David Eigenberg .... John
  • Gerry Bamman .... Albert
  • Jean Effron .... Albert's Mother
  • David Marciano .... Detective
  • Norbert Weisser .... Walter
  • Laurie O'Brien .... Ruth
  • Kathryn Hahn .... Sarah
  • Jordan Roberts .... Screenwriter
  • Jordan Roberts .... Director

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Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2005

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