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Floating Away (1998)

After losing custody of her infant child to her domineering husband, a distressed woman's cross country search for family becomes a journey of self discovery and redemption.

Director:

John Badham

Writers:

Tim Sandlin (book), Tim Sandlin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Hogan ... Shane
Judge Reinhold ... Lloyd
Rosanna Arquette ... Maurey Talbot
Brendan Fletcher ... Brad
Jo Harvey Allen ... Dahlia
Robert Wisden ... Armand
Brenda McDonald Brenda McDonald ... Mum
Dwight McFee ... Dad
Stephen E. Miller ... Mangum Potter
Greg Thirloway ... Dothan Talbot
Gabrielle Miller ... Sugar
Rondel Reynoldson ... Faith
Michael Puttonen ... Tait
Carly McKillip ... Singing Girl
Liam Ranger Liam Ranger ... Nickel Boy
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After losing custody of her infant child to her domineering husband, a distressed woman's cross country search for family becomes a journey of self discovery and redemption. Written by <pmpvan@direct.ca>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sorrow Floats See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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How dry I am
Performed by Carly McKillip
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Paul Hogan hurts otherwise good film about alcoholism
13 December 2001 | by wmadavisSee all my reviews

I very much wanted to see this film because I so enjoyed the Tim Sandlin trilogy (Skipped Parts, Sorrow Floats, Social Blunders) from which this film is derived. The books are far superior but this movie was able to capture some of the spirit of the book upon which it was based (Sorrow Floats). I couldn't accept the casting of Paul Hogan, with a thick Australian accent, stopping in the American South to see his mother -- who also has a thick Australian accent -- at what was supposed to be his boyhood home. He stuck out in the movie like a sore thumb. He also looked to be too healthy to be a dying wheelchair-bound alcoholic. When I read the book M. Emmett Walsh came to mind. There must be some odd story behind the casting of this film. The other movie to be based on these books, SKIPPED PARTS, is very good and remarkably loyal to the source.


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