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Happiness Runs (2010)

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88 min | Drama

A young man named Victor realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother is funding the commune where the guru Insley hypnotizes and seduces women with a technique he calls "...See moreA young man named Victor realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother is funding the commune where the guru Insley hypnotizes and seduces women with a technique he calls "running." Insley manipulates the minds of these women so that they give him their bodies and all their worldly possessions. Victor's childhood love, Becky, returns to take care of her deathly ill father. Victor, haunted by visions of Becky's death, is desperate to save her and himself by escaping from the polygamous cult. Preoccupied with Insley's free love philosophy, the adults of the community overlook the painful reality that the self destructive behavior of their children is most certainly due to early exposure to sex and drugs. To afford an escape, Victor tries to sell weed but is cut out by rivals competing for Becky's affection. Finally, Victor is torn between getting money from his mother who is entirely under Insley's influence, dealing with the violent drama of his drug-addled friends, and staying to save Becky as she spins out of control. Written by Strand Releasing See less
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Paul Palo | Linda Phillips-Palo (as Linda Phillips Palo)
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$ 1,200,000
Opening Wknd
$ 2,674
Gross (USA)
$ 6,051
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May 7, 2010 (United States)
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Joni Barth
Rachel's Mom Rachel's Mom   See fewer
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Victor's Father Victor's Father   See fewer
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Joseph Castanon
Little Mackie Little Mackie   See fewer
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John Fleck
Chad's Dad Chad's Dad   See fewer
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Kevin Gage
Hypnotist Hypnotist   See fewer
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Hanna Hall
Becky Becky   See fewer
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Gregorio
Sam (as Zia Harris) Sam (as Zia Harris)   See fewer
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Rutger Hauer
Insley Insley   See fewer
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Loni LiPuma
Rachel's Friend Rachel's Friend   See fewer
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Andie MacDowell
Victor's Mother Victor's Mother   See fewer
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Ann Magnuson
Chad's Mom Chad's Mom   See fewer
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Laura Peters
Rachel Rachel   See fewer
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Rich Sickler
Harris Harris   See fewer
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John Walcutt
Becky's Father Becky's Father   See fewer
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Mark L. Young
Victor Victor   See fewer
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Suzan Averitt
Tantric Yoga Devotee (uncredited) Tantric Yoga Devotee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Bannon
Hippy Teenage Girl (uncredited) Hippy Teenage Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dana Berry
Commune hippie (uncredited) Commune hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harmony Blossom
Body Painted Blue Butterfly Dancer (uncredited) Body Painted Blue Butterfly Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathryn Carner
Commune Hippie (uncredited) Commune Hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ingrid Coree
Louise (uncredited) Louise (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sarah Kaite Coughlan
Rainn (uncredited) Rainn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victoria De Mare
Scantily Clad Hippie (uncredited) Scantily Clad Hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jessica Elder
Pregnant Hippie (uncredited) Pregnant Hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darin Heames
Reggy (uncredited) Reggy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jon Kellam
Peter (uncredited) Peter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenyetta Lethridge
Commune Hippie (uncredited) Commune Hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Lovern
Commune Party Dancing Gorilla (uncredited) Commune Party Dancing Gorilla (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laurie Mannette
Commune Hippie (uncredited) Commune Hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul McCarthy-Boyington
Sam (uncredited) Sam (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jared Melei
Commune hippie (uncredited) Commune hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wendy Pennington
Pregnant Hippie (uncredited) Pregnant Hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruna Rubio
Commune Pregnant Hippie (uncredited) Commune Pregnant Hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nicole Smolen
Hippie Teen Girl (uncredited) Hippie Teen Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Steelman
Commune hippie (uncredited) Commune hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Channing Swift
Commune Hippie (uncredited) Commune Hippie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Swift
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4.9 / 10 | 558 votes