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Road, The (2009)  link to Road, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1610

poster Road, The

IMDb Rating:
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7.2/10 (209245 votes)

Country: USA, 111 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): John Hillcoat

Video Codec: Unknown

It's a post-apocalyptic world, several years after whatever the cataclysmic event, which has in turn caused frequent quakes as further potential hazards. The world is gray and getting quickly grayer as more and more things die off. A man and his pre-teen son, who was born after the apocalypse, are currently on the road, their plan to walk to the coast and head south where the man hopes there will be a more hospitable environment in which to live. The man has taught his son that they are the "good people" who have fire in their hearts, which in combination largely means that they will not resort to cannibalism to survive. The man owns a pistol with two bullets remaining, which he will use for murder/suicide of him and his son if he feels that that is a better fate for them than life in the alternative. Food and fuel are for what everyone is looking. The man has taught his son to be suspect of everyone that they may meet, these strangers who, out of desperation, may not only try to ...



photo Viggo Mortensen Viggo Mortensen Man
photo Kodi Smit-McPhee Kodi Smit-McPhee Boy
photo Robert Duvall Robert Duvall Old Man
photo Guy Pearce Guy Pearce Veteran
photo Molly Parker Molly Parker Motherly Woman

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1