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Free Ride (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 10 January 2014 (USA)
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A single mom caught up in the Florida drug trade during the late 1970s tries to make a better life for her two girls.

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Shana Betz

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Shana Betz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Christina
Liana Liberato ... MJ
Ava Acres ... Shell
Drea de Matteo ... Sandy
Daniella Garcia ... Zada (as Daniella Garcia-Lorido)
Cam Gigandet ... Ray
Brit Morgan ... Rain
Kyle T. Heffner ... Messenger / Duane (as Kyle Heffner)
Lloyd Owen ... The Captain
Eddie Pepitone ... BK
Jeff Hephner ... Bossman
V.J. Foster ... Captain Jim (as VJ Foster)
Sabrina Gennarino ... Gina
Michael Coveduck Noland Michael Coveduck Noland ... Neighbor Boy (as Michael Coveduck)
Aaron Conte ... Terry
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A single mom caught up in the Florida drug trade during the late 1970s tries to make a better life for her two girls.

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drugs | f rated | See All (2) »

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Crime pays...or it costs you everything.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nemokamas pasivazinejimas See more »

Filming Locations:

Sarasota County, Florida, USA See more »

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It was written and directed by Shana Betz (aka Shana Sosin), and is based on her childhood in Fort Lauderdale. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shell: [narrating] Gas, grass or ass. Nobody rides for free. At least that's what my mom says.
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Hopeless Romantic
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1970s mother slips into an ever increasing storm of drug influenced business
17 May 2015 | by bhudson-3See all my reviews

Anna Paquin leads a very competent cast to portray Christina, a mother of two who flees an abusive relationship. She heads south into an ever increasing storm of drug influenced business - as their lives become paradoxically easier and more difficult at the same time.

The lead roles are compelling, with Paquin showing moments of superior skill, proving that her Oscar from 1993 was no fluke.

As it's a true story, the story line is a series of dramatized facts, woven together in a nearly challenging way.

The attention to 1970s set, wardrobe and script (a Walton's reference!) was superb - throwing my head space back into my own 1970s childhood a number of times.

The movie could have been preachy, but wasn't - it instead conveys the practical necessities that sometimes cloud choices. Christina was confronted with truly desperate situation, and we are left to consider the magnitude of that in a world more sexist than today.

I was left with the sense that this movie entirely escapes the worst of Hollywood, rather it has an Indie feel to it that I found enjoyable.


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