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The road [videorecording] / Dimension Films and 2929 Productions present ; a Nick Wechsler and Chockstone Pictures production ; a film by John Hillcoat ; produced by Nick Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz ; screenplay by Joe Penhall ; directed by John Hillcoat.

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  • 30 of 33 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Southbury Public Library.
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Southbury Public Library DVD (Text to phone) 34019122778863 Adult DVD Available -

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General Note:
Based on the book by Cormac McCarthy.
Special features: Commentary with director John Hillcoat [optional audio feature]; Deleted and extended scenes (7 min.); The making of 'The Road' [featurette] (14 min.); Theatrical trailers (5 min.); Previews (12 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Javier Aguirresarobe ; production designer, Chris Kennedy ; film editor, Jon Gregory ; music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis ; costume designer, Margot Wilson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker, Michael Kenneth Williams, Garret Dillahunt, Charlize Theron.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2009.
Summary, etc.:
A father and his son are two of the last remaining people on earth after an unexplained tragedy has destroyed most of life. As the two head south, they are faced with many trials and tribulations along the way. An intense bond between the father and son is formed as together they strive to not only survive, but to retain humanity as they help the people they encounter along the way.
A holocaust has destroyed the world. Civilization lies in ruins. Nothing grows. The Man and his young son, the Boy, struggle across the devastated, post-apocalyptic landscape, pushing their belongings in a shopping cart, hoping to reach the coast. It is almost impossible to find any food. Life on the road is a deadly game of hide, seek, and devour with bloodthirsty bands of roving, starving, survivalist types, many of whom have fallen into cannibalism. The Man carries the curse of remembering the world as it once was, while for the Boy, the world has always been destroyed, any intimation that life was once different is foreign to his existence. Love--of the Man and Boy for each other--is the one testament to a humanity that remains, even in the face of total chaos.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R; for some violence, disturbing images, and language.
MPAA rating: Rated R for some violence, disturbing images, and language.
MPAA rating: R; for some violence, disturbing images, and language.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Subject: McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- > Film adaptations.
Disasters > Drama.
Survival skills > Drama.
Fathers and sons > Drama.
Voyages and travels > Drama.
Regression (Civilization) > Drama.
Genre: Dystopian films.
Survival films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films > United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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