In L.A., Flynn Parker loses his job as a health inspector when his time in prison comes to light, his girlfriend Maggie moves out because of his prevarications, and his ne'er-do-well father, Nat, summons him to Atlantic City with a tale of a malignant cancer. Flynn doesn't like Nat, a small-time hustler and the cause of Flynn's jail time, but Nat cajoles his son into a cross-country trip through family memories toward New Mexico where an experimental treatment awaits. The trip is not just about the past, but whether either can tell the truth - and then what to do with those truths. From time to time, Flynn calls Maggie to leave messages. And what about Flynn's mother?
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While in Altoona, PA, Nat and Ritchie talk about how this is where Ritchie was convicted, and then went on to do time in Rahway. Rahway is a prison in Jersey; presumably a person convicted of a crime in PA would go to a prison in that state, not NJ. See more
Ritchie Flynn Parker
Well, maybe you're not my father. But every morning I wake up, I look in the mirror and I feel sick to my stomach because I think I'm turning out to be just like you.
Features Old Yeller
Written by Gary Kemp
Performed by Spandau Ballet
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