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Back Road Diner

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In this tense drama, four close friends in their early thirties from New York City -- two African-American, two Hispanic -- decide to take a vacation together. They decide to visit a small town in the deep South where all four spent holidays as children; however, once they arrive, an argument with some locals at a diner turns into a violent altercation, and soon the four men are running for their lives from trigger-happy police officers, who were told by paranoid witnesses that the four young professionals were actually drug dealers. Back Road Diner was directed by Winston I. Dunlop II, who also stars as Wilson; hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa contributed to the film's soundtrack.
  • Genre(s): Drama,Thriller
  • Run Time: 89min.
  • DVD Release Date: 01/27/2004
  • Director(s): Winston I. Dunlop II
  • Themes: Mistaken Identities,Miscarriage of Justice,Small-Town Life,Nightmare Vacations
  • Tone: Menacing,Tense,Visceral
  • Keywords: diner, on-the-run, paranoia, south
  • Language: English

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