Finding North (1998)




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Stuck in Brooklyn-Bridge traffic, bored Rhonda Portelli (Wendy Makkena) attempts to keep Travis Furlong (John Benjamin Hickey) from jumping off the bridge. At her bank job, co-workers celebrate her 30th birthday, but then she's fired. Travis turns up, and she decides to help him overcome his emotional setbacks, traveling with him to a small Texas town. Sexual tensions arise along the way, since Wendy doesn't know Travis is gay. Shown at 1998 fests (SXSW, Palm Springs).
R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Comedy , Drama
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In Theaters:
Wolfe Video


John Benjamin Hickey
as Travis Furlong
Wendy Makkena
as Rhonda Portelli
Jonathan Walker
as Voice of Bobby
Anne Bobby
as Debi
Angela Pietropinto
as Mrs. Portelli
Freddie Roman
as Mr. Portelli
Molly McClure
as Aunt Bonnie
Yusef Bulos
as Taxi Driver
Garrett Moran
as Stripper
Steven Jones
as Funeral Director
Lynn Metrik
as Bank Manager
Spiro Malas
as Waiter
Amy Zimmerman
as Ticket Agent
Lisa Marie Peterson
as Car Rental Agent
Bo Barron
as Counter Boy
Matt Whitton
as Young Bobby
Jody Napolotano
as Young Don Franklin
Gail Cronauer
as Mrs. Penn
Lou Ann Stephens
as Ethel/Bethel
R. Bruce Elliot
as T.V. Salesman
Kermit Key
as Geezer No. 1
Richard Rogers
as Geezer No. 2
Russ Marker
as Geezer No. 3
TJ Morehouse
as Drugstore Clerk
Westin Self
as Younger Bobby
Norman Bennett
as Farmer McDonald
Kirk Sisco
as Party Guest
Joel Greco
as Party Guest
Victoria Wright
as Party Guest
Kelly Lewis
as Party Guest
Kim Powers
as Party Guest
Steve Brannon
as Party Guest
Chad Jackson
as Party Guest
Katelyn Burton
as Party Guest
Mike Madrigal
as Party Guest
Marisa Perez
as Baby Sitter
Sara Proctor
as Princess
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Critic Reviews for Finding North

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

A disappointing film

Full Review… | August 13, 2011

A delightful road film concerning a mismatched couple on a peculiar mission.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

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February 9, 2003
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Finding North

fiercely independent film about a gay man and a crazy woman exploring the nature of human relations in Denton. Yeah, its in Denton, but that doesn't make it much better. There are some touching moments, but its a bit overacted and canned. All the Texans are kind of one dimensional.

Kacey Close
Kacey Close

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