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A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.

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Cast

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Kid #1
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Male Barfly
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Ray
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Lux (as Robert J. Stephenson)
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Leon Lamar ...
Clerk
Jonathan Cornick ...
Cop #2 (as Jon Cornick)
Brian Avery Galligan ...
EMT
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Blane
Dartanian Sloan ...
Angel
Michael G. Jefferson ...
Flannel Drunk (as Michael Jefferson)
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Storyline

A young teenage girl escapes her life in Nebraska and her alcoholic parents, taking a pistol along for the ride. Along the way she meets Glenda, who takes her under her wing. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Trouble travels together

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing content involving a teen, violence, drug use, language and drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 November 2012 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Fuga Para Las Vegas  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kirsten Dunst was cast as Glenda, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced by Blake Lively. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film Luli can be seen drawing, using her lap for a drawing table. Another angle shows her feet moving around. If she were drawing or writing on paper in her lap she'd need to keep her feet still to avoid moving her paper. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Male student: Bar baby.
Female student: Yeah, I heard she was born in a bar.
Luli McMullen: You could shake your knuckles at the sky. You could get mad and say I don't got nothing. You could get stuck.
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Connections

References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

You Tell Me
Written by Ron Elliott
Performed by The Beau Brummels
The Beau Brummels appear courtesy of Platinum Music Libraries, Inc.
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Disappointing I'm afraid...
6 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I first have to say that I have no problems with the performances; everyone did a great job in that department. Throughout the film Luli is drawing in a sketch book as she narrates and I really liked the simplicity of the drawings. No, what let it down (IMO) was a poorly put together script. They say it's a bad idea to let the writer of a novel attempt the screenplay and I suspect this is a case in point. It probably works very well as a book, but it really didn't work on the screen in this form. I like the actors fine but I found little to like in the characters. Our main focus, Luli, has very few redeeming features; she was a victim of circumstance all the way through and I found it quite frustrating to watch I'm afraid. Sadly not one I can recommend.

SteelMonster's verdict: NOT RECOMMENDED

My score: 4.9/10

You can find an expanded version of this review on my blog: Thoughts of a SteelMonster.


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