What is this 80s road trip movie about two young brothers?
November 15, 2011 10:14 PM   Subscribe

Help me identify an 80s road trip movie about two young (as in middle school age) brothers searching for their father. Details inside.

This movie was definitely a drama. I'm not sure why they were going to see the father - possibly to avoid foster care after their mother's death.

What I remember:
-they stopped to pick up a female hitchhiker
-they run out of gas and have to walk to the next gas station
-the older brother always drives with his hood on because he's afraid someone will see how young he is
-they stop at a movie theater and have an amazing time
-there may be a scene at an airport where the older brother realizes that they aren't going to make it because they have no money left
posted by smokingmonkey to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
Not Smoke Signals I think, but if you liked the one you are describing, you might like Smoke Signals as well.
posted by salishsea at 10:33 PM on November 15, 2011

Josh & S.A.M? It's from 1993 but has many of the elements you listed. It's not out on DVD but it's often on youtube.
posted by jamaro at 10:41 PM on November 15, 2011

Big Shots hits some of the same notes but doesn't quite match the details. Check out the amazingly detailed Wikipedia summary for more info.
posted by joelhunt at 6:33 AM on November 16, 2011

Yeah it was Josh and S.A.M. Definitely mixed up some of the details over the years. Thanks guys! I'll check out those other movies too.
posted by smokingmonkey at 9:14 PM on November 16, 2011

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