WAKING UP IN RENO
Director: Jordan Brady
Cast: Patrick Swayze (Roy Kirkendall), Charlize Theron (Candy Kirkendall), Billy Bob Thornton
(Lonnie Earl Dodd), Natasha Richardson (Darlene Dodd).
The film tells the story of two redneck couples from Arkansas who take a road trip in a brand new SUV truck.
Patrick says of his character Roy, "I didn't want him to seem too silly or too pathetic, because I wanted
people to also see who he really is: a nice guy who's just never stood up for himself. That's funny, but
it's also real."
On their "trip of a lifetime" to a Monster Truck Show in Reno, Nevada, they begin to realise there is some
funny business going on - who's cheatin' on who?? The two couples have a bumpy ride and discover a lot about
each other on their way to Reno! Waking Up in Reno has a rockin' rollin' soundtrack!
Photos - Elliott Marks.
Thank you to Miramax in New
York for their permission to use the Waking Up in Reno photos and
information on this website.