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Thunder Road

(Rated Unclassified 15+)

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Overview

Described by Rolling Stone as “the sort of experience where you walk out of the theatre and feel like something inside you has shifted”, Thunder Road is an exhilarating achievement from writer/director/star Jim Cummings. Winner of the Grand Jury Award at 2018 SXSW Film Festival, Thunder Road follows Texan police officer Jim Arnaud (Cummings) as he loses his mother, custody of his daughter, and eventually his job in a downward spiral of extreme proportions. Inspired by the titular Bruce Springsteen track, Arnaud resolves to pull his life back together in the midst of his troubled, troubling – and often hilarious — nervous breakdown.

"An instant classic ... the indie film you need to see this year"
— Rolling Stone
"All at once a genuine, crowd-pleasing barnstormer and an uncomfortably identifiable personal theme park 4D experience."
— The Playlist

Why You Should See This Film

First funded through a Kickstarter campaign, Thunder Road made back its modest $200,000 budget in the very first week of its theatrical release. Based on a Sundance-winning short of the same name, this deliriously enjoyable film heralds the arrival of a major new talent in Cummings – the multi-multi-hyphenate who also served as co-editor, composer and visual effects artist.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Rating: Unclassified 15+
  • Director: Jim Cummings
  • Cast: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson
  • Duration: 92 minutes
  • Language: English
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