Following up on his acclaimed debut The Myth of Fingerprints, Bart Freundlich spins this drama that poses the question "what would it be like to run away from your life?" The film centers on a restless thirtysomething New Yorker named Cal (Billy Crudup) who one day drives off into the open road, leaving his wife and infant son behind. A series of flashbacks describe Cal's domestic malaise and disillusionment with his life. On the road, Cal encounters a number of unusual characters who are similarly tethered and drifting. One is named Dulcie (Julianne Moore), an emotionally fragile woman looking for her lost son. Through his interaction with Dulcie, Cal reflects on his own family and soon finds himself heading to his boyhood home where his father lives. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.

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World Traveler (2001)

Drama

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Following up on his acclaimed debut The Myth of Fingerprints, Bart Freundlich spins this drama that poses the question "what would it be like to run away from your life?" The film centers on a restless thirtysomething New Yorker named Cal (Billy Crudup) who one day drives off into the open road, leaving his wife and infant son behind. A series of flashbacks describe Cal's domestic malaise and disillusionment with his life. On the road, Cal encounters a number of unusual characters who are similarly tethered and drifting. One is named Dulcie (Julianne Moore), an emotionally fragile woman looking for her lost son. Through his interaction with Dulcie, Cal reflects on his own family and soon finds himself heading to his boyhood home where his father lives. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.

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Cast
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Billy Crudup

Cal
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Julianne Moore

Dulcie
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Cleavant Derricks

Carl
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Liane Balaban

Meg
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David Keith

Richard
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Mary McCormack

Margaret
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Karen Allen

Delores
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James LeGros

Jack
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Francie Swift

Joanie
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Nicolas Suresky

Leo
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Richie Dye

Local Bartender
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Kaili Vernoff

Andrea
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Margaret Devine

Andrea's friend
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John Forman

Dakota Customer
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Bert Miller

Dakota bartender
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Patricia French

Dakota waitress
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Shontelle Thrash

Dakota Mom
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Isis Faust

Dakota girl
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B.J. Mitchell

Dakota boy
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Mark R. Gray

Host at Joe's Ranch House
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Josie Lawson

Sadie
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Elijah Saucier

Imaginar girl
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David Rivitz

Dave (maitre d')
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Lucas Rakofsky

Lucas
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Ben Rakofsky

Ben
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April Bloom

Ranch House patron
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Shannon Pyles

Ranch House patron
Crew
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Bart Freundlich

Director
Disc Releases
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World Traveler

(DVD)

1/21/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

World Traveler

(DVD)

1/21/2003

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