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Small Town Saturday Night (2010)

R | | Drama | 1 June 2010 (USA)
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One day in the life of a small US town. Donnie, newly released from jail; Tommy the local cop separated from his wife; Rhett, preparing to leave to try his luck in Nashville. The story weaves these characters' stories.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Christian ... Tommy Carson
Chris Pine ... Rhett Ryan
Bre Blair ... Samantha Carson
Kali Majors ... Megan Carson
John Hawkes ... Donnie Carson
Lin Shaye ... Phyllis Ryan
Adam Hendershott ... Les Ryan
Octavia Spencer ... Rhonda Dooley
Brent Briscoe ... Travis Perkins
Muse Watson ... Charlie Carson
Bill McKenzie Bill McKenzie ... Herb
Damara Reilly ... Carla
Mike Lutgen Mike Lutgen ... Rodney
Scott Michael Campbell ... Dwayne Murphy
Ryan Craig ... Wade Jefferies
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Storyline

Just days before leaving for Nashville, Rhett Ryan discovers that the desire to follow his dream conflicts with his desire to be with the woman he loves. While Samantha does love the singer-songwriter, she starts to realize what's best for her daughter and their future may not be what's best for him. Tommy Carson works around the clock to keep the peace in Prospect, but Donny, who is on a downward spiral, makes this even more difficult for the deputy. And Les just wants to fit in with his big brother's friends, but his overbearing mother desperately wants him to stand out. The subtle interconnections of these character's lives will bring them all closer together, culminating in Rhett's final performance. Written by Curt Charney

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Morning, Pennsylvania See more »

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Perfect Weekend See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The entire movie takes place within a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Donnie Carson: You're lucky, you know?... You got a reason to leave and a reason to stay.
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Crazy Credits

When the end credits are about to stop rolling, 2 radio DJs talk about the song that played during the credits. They say that Rhett wrote it, revealing that he achieved success after all. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Day To Go Crazy
by Wade Hayes
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Diamond in the rough
17 February 2017 | by brian_r_wrightSee all my reviews

Grows on you, really fine piece of movie-making. Watch it a few times over the years, and you'll see what I mean. This is NOT a toss off film, it warrants a far higher rating than what I'm seeing so far on IMDb.

Great mixture of real life drama, comedy, making tough decisions that every moviegoer can relate to. Love the performances of all the key players, especially Chris Pine and Bre Blair... and the ones playing the 'major eff ups' do an extremely fine job, too. That's how people like that truly ARE.

Music is well integrated and appealing. Ryan Craig is a first rate writer and director, not just a good one. He has a fine touch for the human in us, while finding a sterling silver lining in the cloud.


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