The Open Road

The Open Road (2009)

They've got a long way to go.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2009-02-07
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 64 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Michael Meredith
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Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures caused by his father’s antics. Attempts at bonding come to a head as the mismatched duo make their way from Ohio back home to Houston to reunite the family.

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  • Justin Timberlake

    as Carlton Garrett
  • Jeff Bridges

    as Kyle
  • Kate Mara

    as Lucy
  • Harry Dean Stanton

    as Amon
  • Mary Steenburgen

    as Katherine
  • Bret Saberhagen

    as Himself
  • Allen Overton Battle III

    as Peabody Desk Clerk
  • James Harlon Palmer

    as Memphis Ticket Taker
  • Ted Danson

    as Coach
  • Wayne Douglas Morgan

    as Organizer
  • Clay Chamberlin

    as Impatient Fan
  • Yohance Myles

    as Convention Assistant
  • Lawrence Turner

    as Store Clerk (Kentucky)
  • Donna DuPlantier

    as Flight Attendant
  • Yvonne Landry

    as Waitress (Memphis Airport)
  • Karson Kendall

    as Airline Employee
  • Billy Slaughter

    as Rental Car Employee
  • Lyle Lovett

    as Peabody Bartender
  • Laurie Foxx

    as Louisiana Waitress
  • Louis Herthum

    as Surgeon
Directing Michael Meredith Director
Writing Michael Meredith Writer
Production Jordan Foley Producer
Sound Christopher Lennertz Music
Camera Yaron Orbach Director of Photography
Editing Suzy Elmiger Editor
Art Paki Smith Production Design
Production Wim Wenders Executive Producer