Far from Home

Synopsis: Charlie Cox is a divorced writer who lives in Los Angeles. Charlie and his daughter Joleen are on their way home from a cross country vacation when they run out of gas in Banco, Nevada; a small town located in a remote part of the desert. It's one day before Jolene's 14th birthday. Charlie and Joleen check a nearby gas station owned by a Vietnam war veteran named Duckett, but Duckett doesn't have any gas, so they head to the local supermarket to find a phone. Sheriff Bill Childers is in the store and he advises them to go to the trailer park to ask for gas. Joleen spots the body of the store's owner, Ferrell Hogus, in a pool of blood. The Sheriff states that the murderer is most likely a drifter. The man and daughter check into the nearby Palomino Guest Ranch and Trailer Park, which is owned by a hostile woman named Agnes Reed. Whilst her father uses the phone, Joleen speaks to Agnes's rebellious teenage son, Jimmy Reed, who she briefly came into contact with earlier at the gas station
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Meiert Avis
Production: Vestron Video
86 min

For you? Fifty bucks.

Fifty bucks?

Out of the question.

Fifty bucks for this?

Come on, it's not that bad.

Just for a night.

This is how real writers live.

In overpriced campers?

God, it's hot in here.

Could I go swimming?

Okay, but go straight there...

and then I come straight back.

And stay away from that boy.

You mean all boys, don't you?

You know which one

I'm talking about.

Dad, I'm not

12 years old anymore.

I know you're not...

That's the problem.

Now, keep your shirt on

till you get to the pool.

Have fun.



Who are you?


What's your name?


Joleen? That sounds

kind of funny.

Look who's talkin', pinky.

You hear that?


I hear your mother calling.


I'm Jimmy.

Hi, I'm...

I know.

I saw you watching them.

I don't know

what you're talking about.

Do you know

what they were doing?



I have to go.

Jeez, it's beautiful.

You'd think people would be

out here enjoying it..

During prime time?

Are you joking?

Start dinner, okay?

I'll be right back.


Charlie Cox here,

temporary neighbor.

What is it?

Me and my daughter are stranded

here in your lovely town,

and we're wondering

if you had any gas to sell?

No. Beat it.

Thanks. Enjoy.

Don't give me that crap again!

But it's true!

What do you mean

you got no money?

Where's your mom?

At her sister's.

Listen, you're

late with the rent

a week and two days!

You got that?

What are you lookin' at?

You better cough up that cash...

I'm gonna kick your butts

outta here!

I ain't shit'n ya.


F*ck off!

Hello? Charlie Cox here, temporary

neighbor and concerned parent.

Single parent...

former angry young man...

and poet laureate of the

interstate highway system.

And you're looking for

a little woman

to start a new life with?

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Tommy Lee Wallace

Thomas "Tommy" Lee Wallace (born October 8, 1949) is an American film producer, director, editor, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in the horror genre, directing films such as Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Fright Night Part 2 and the 1990 mini-series adaption It. He is a long-time friend and collaborator of director John Carpenter, receiving his first credit as art director on Carpenter's directorial debut Dark Star. Along with Charles Bornstein, he edited both the original Halloween and The Fog. more…

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