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Sherman's Way (2008)

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An odd couple take to the open road. Having followed his girlfriend out to California's Wine Country for the summer, Yale law student Sherman finds himself dumped, and cut off from his ... See full summary »

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Craig M. Saavedra

Writer:

Tom Nance (as Thomas R. Nance)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Le Gros ... Palmer (as James LeGros)
Enrico Colantoni ... D.J.
Michael Shulman ... Sherman Black
Lacey Chabert ... Marcy
Donna Murphy ... Evelyn Black
Brooke Nevin ... Addy
M. Emmet Walsh ... Hoyt
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Tom
Tad Hilgenbrink ... Taylor
Tom Nance Tom Nance ... Doug (as Thomas R. Nance)
Ryan Hansen ... Kevin
Bob Bancroft ... Professor Ardevaas
Cory DuVal ... Repoman
Margaret Beach Margaret Beach ... Travel Agent
Olivia Leigh ... Waittress
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Storyline

An odd couple take to the open road. Having followed his girlfriend out to California's Wine Country for the summer, Yale law student Sherman finds himself dumped, and cut off from his high-society mother's money. A stranger stranded in a strange land, he hitches a ride with Palmer, a washed-up, unapologetically eccentric Olympic athlete. There are detours along the way, including the possibility of an enlightening girlfriend, an encounter with a gun-wielding gourmet chef and a chance for the former athlete to be on top again. A comedy about absent fathers and damaged sons striving to find balance between responsibility and recklessness. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One wrong turn can change your destination.

Genres:

Comedy

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,789, 8 March 2009

Gross USA:

$13,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,282
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was named after a street sign in LA. See more »

Goofs

The bag Sherman has slung over her shoulders keeps switching shoulders throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marcy: Those guys are crazy. We should do it.
[suddenly kisses him]
Sherman Black: Run with the Pundits? No thanks. It's a silly tradition.
Marcy: Aw, is this because of your butt?
Sherman Black: What?
Marcy: 'Cause you think you have a fat butt.
Sherman Black: You think I have a fat butt?
Marcy: Ou, candy.
Sherman Black: Please don't spoil your dinner. My mom will take it personally if you don't finish what her cook made for you.
[...]
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Cantina Acoustic
Written by Danny Amis Eddie Angel Jimmy Lester Pete Curry
Performed by Los Straitjackets
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Warm Humorous Film Worth Seeing
27 June 2008 | by jzornSee all my reviews

We were at a convention for British Car Enthusiasts and somehow the director/producer was invited to screen the film for over 300 of us at the convention. There happens to be an MGB in the film so the organizers thought it would be cool. No one had ever heard of the film, but most everyone enjoyed it and got quite a few laughs out of it.

Turned out to be a very good film in fact and worth seeing when it gets to the big screen or on DVD if it does not make it to the theater.

About life, taking risks, relationships and very well done with a good story line. Other than some language and minor skinny dipping scenes it still could be a very good family film.

Thinking about it almost reminds me of a modern Easy Rider in a way.


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