Awards and Reviews


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Run Time:121 minutes

road to nowhere MPAA rating R






Road to Nowhere



venezia film festival official selection laurel
south by southwest film festival official selection laurel
nashville film festival official selection laurel




"TWO THUMBS UP! I THINK THIS IS A PRETTY GREAT MOVIE...I REALLY LOVED IT. IT REMINDS ME A LOT OF MULHOLLAND DRIVE... WE BOTH AGREE THIS IS A PRETTY DARN GOOD MOVIE."
- EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES

"A SHIMMERING NEO-NOIR FILM. IN ITS MASTERFUL USE OF EVOCATIVE IMAGERY AND MUSIC, "ROAD TO NOWHERE" IS FLAWLESS."
- KEVIN THOMAS, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A CERTIFIABLE MASTERPIECE... SCULPTED WITH LIGHT AND MOVEMENT, BODIES AND SOUNDS, HELLMAN GOES FOR THE ESSENCE: HURT AND DOUBT"
- FILM COMMENT

"HAUNTING AND PASSIONATE, GRIM YET EXUBERANTLY INVENTIVE FILM NOIR. HELLMAN HIMSELF IS ONE OF THE LUMINARIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CINEMA, AND HIS RETURN, WITH 'ROAD TO NOWHERE,' IS CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION"
- THE NEW YORKER

"A LOT OF CYNICS TOLD ME ROAD TO NOWHERE COULDN'T BE AS GOOD AS PEOPLE SAID IT WAS. I SAW THE FILM LAST NIGHT AND LET THE RECORD REFLECT IT IS THAT GOOD."
- FILM THREAT

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Written By: Steven Gaydos

Directed By: Monte Hellman

Producers Representative: Jonathan Dana

Starring: Cliff De Young, Waylon Payne, Tygh Runyan, Shannyn Sossamon, Dominique Swain




There's a murky tenuous balance between reality and fiction; particularly when it involves a beautiful young woman, murder, a powerful politico, a missing fortune and suicide.

A passionate filmmaker, creating a film based upon a true crime, casts an unknown mysterious young woman bearing a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale in the story. He finds himself unsuspectingly drawn into a complex web of haunting intrigue, obsessed with the woman, the crime, her possibly notorious past and the disturbing complexity between art and truth.

From the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina to Verona, Rome and London, new truths are revealed and clues to other crimes and passions, darker and even more complex are uncovered.



Cliff De Young
Shannyn Sossamon
Waylon Payne
Dominique Swain
Tygh Runyan









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