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Chasing Holden (2001)

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Newly discharged from a psychiatric hospital, 19-year-old Neil Lawrence (D.J. Qualls), the son of the governor of New York, enrolls in an ivy-covered prep school to straighten out his life. Things look promising when he meets the lovely 17-year-old T.J. (Rachel Blanchard), but she has hidden problems of her own. When Neil, a closet J.D. Salinger fanatic, is assigned to write a paper about whatever happened to Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of Salinger's coming-of-age classic The Catcher in the Rye, he takes the project too far and sets out on an unauthorized, hazard-filled journey of discovery in New York City -- with T.J. along for the ride.

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Cast

Colin Fox
as Pappy
Tom Rack
as Governor Lawrence
Gordon Masten
as Drama Teacher
Anick Mattern
as Allison Jensen
Steve Adams
as Mike Jensen
Alvin Powell
as Desmond
Patrick MacMahon
as State Trooper
Kathleen Fee
as Cashier
Lou Vani
as Cashier
Lynne Adams
as Postmistress
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All Critics (5)

If this sounds a lot like one of those angst-ridden teen movies: My Trip To New York With My Dying Girlfriend, that's because it is one of those movies.

June 28, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The melodrama of this film is odd considering the novel that inspired it.

June 27, 2002 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Dallas Morning News

Phony from beginning to end...you'd be well advised not to catch the film.

June 27, 2002 | Rating: D | Full Review…
One Guy's Opinion

A direct-to-video adventure in mixed messages and teen angst if ever I've seen one.

June 2, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/5
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