Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: January 14, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 3.71
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Cast: Janet McTeer, Gavin O'Connor, Kimberly Brown


Mary Joe Walker (McTeer) is constantly running from town to town in search of a new life (and escape her string of abusive ex's) with her 12 year old daughter Ava (Brown).

They begin to look in San Diego, when Mary Joe takes up with a controlling trucker (O'Connor) and fights with her weirdo boss (Michael J. Pollard). Dan Miller (Sanders) is a fellow co-worker who leads Mary Joe into a new direction in relationships. Although Ava has become used to the constant shifts in her life, she finds she is fitting in her latest school, especially when she finds out she has been chosen for a lead in the school play.

Director: Gavin O'Connor
Studio: Fine Line Features [US]
Producer(s): Ted Demme, Joel Stillerman
Official Site: www.tumbleweeds-movie.com/

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