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Thunder Road (2018)

A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

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Jim Cummings

Writer:

Jim Cummings
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Cummings ... Officer Jim Arnaud
Kendal Farr ... Crystal Arnaud
Nican Robinson ... Officer Nate Lewis
Jocelyn DeBoer ... Rosalind Arnaud
Chelsea Edmundson ... Morgan Arnaud
Macon Blair ... Dustin Zahn
Ammie Masterson ... Celia Lewis (as Ammie Leonards)
Bill Wise ... The Captain
Jordan Ray Fox ... Officer Doug
Frank Mosley ... Homeless Man
Jacqueline Doke ... Jocelyn
Chris Doubek ... Guy in a Nice Suit on a Bicycle
Tristan Riggs ... Tony
Kevin Olliff ... Chris (as William Kevin Olliff)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marshall Allman ... Phil
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Storyline

Jim Arnaud, a police officer in a Texas town, always tries to do the right thing, but he has more often than not done the wrong thing resulting in having a less than perfect life. He often tries to plan his actions whenever he can, but his impetuous nature and hot-temperedness often makes him do something else he didn't plan, while he also does not have the best gauge of what is socially acceptable or what is standard social convention. In that imperfect life, he didn't have the best relationship with his dancer/dance teacher mother, as didn't his two siblings. He and his wife Ros have been separated for a year now on her initiative, which has resulted in him only seeing their now nine year old daughter Crystal on the weekends. And many of his fellow officers only tolerate him, including the police chief, with his married partner, Nate Lewis, looking out for him as much as he can do so. Two events have the potential to unravel Jim's life even further. First, his mother passes away. He... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Austin Texas, USA

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Budget:

$191,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$456,304
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2:1
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Trivia

Unlike this movie, the song, Thunder Road, to which Jim is supposed to dance and sing along with, was actually played in the 2016 short film upon which this movie was based. See more »

Quotes

Jarvis: How come you couldn't tell?
Celia Lewis: 'cause sometimes your father only sees the good in people.
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For Jim Cummings alone it's already worth watching.
23 May 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

To be honest I never heard of Jim Cummings before, not as an actor nor as a writer, nor as a director, but after watching Thunder Road I will remember him in the future. This movie is a strange mixture of drama and comedy. You never completely know if it is sadness or laughter they were looking for and that's all credit to the excellent acting of Jim Cummings. I never saw a grown man crying so much in a movie and still be funny due to his facial expressions whilst crying. I truly enjoyed Thunder Road and I'm sure plenty of others will do also. An easy to watch story, with mixed emotions, but in the end better than I thought it would be.


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