Walkaway Joe (2020)


Walkaway Joe (2020)

In the tradition of American classics, WALKAWAY JOE is the story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy searching for his father, and a wandering loner hiding from his past. In each other they experience the power of a second chance, and a shot at redemption.
IMDb   5.6 /10
TheMovieDb    5.7 /10
RottenTomatoes  40 %
Director Tom Wright
Writer Michael Milillo
Release Date2020-05-07
Runtime1h 29min
GenreAction, Drama
Content Rating
CompanySwingLake Entertainment, In The Garage Entertainment
Joe Haleyas Joe Haley
Cal McCarthyas Cal McCarthy
Dallas McCarthyas Dallas McCarthy
Gina McCarthyas Gina McCarthy
Merleas Merle
Maggieas Maggie
Sheriffas Sheriff
Amber Blazier
Amber Blazier
Bridesmaidas Bridesmaid…
Tracy Brotherton
Tracy Brotherton
Bar Patronas Bar Patron
Bartenderas Bartender
Waitressas Waitress
Sandyas Sandy
T. Stokesas T. Stokes
Beckaas Becka
Chrisas Chris
Chad Governale
Chad Governale
Baseball Parentas Baseball Parent…
Suzette Lange
Suzette Lange
Bar patronas Bar patron
Bar patronas Bar patron

Walkaway Joe (film)

Walkaway Joe is a 2020 American drama film directed by Tom Wright in his feature directorial debut. The film stars David Strathairn, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Julian Feder, and Julie Ann Emery. It tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy searching for his father and a wandering loner hiding from his past.


  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Cal McCarthy
  • David Strathairn as Joe Haley
  • Julian Feder as Dallas McCarthy
  • Julie Ann Emery as Gina McCarthy
  • Evan Gamble as Chris
  • Andrea Frankel as Becka
  • Robert Walker-Branchaud as Earl


Filming began in October 2018 in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.


The film was released on digital and VOD on May 8, 2020, by Quiver Distribution.


Christy Lemire of RogerEbert.com awarded the film one and a half stars. Hunter Lanier of Film Threat gave the film a 2 out of 10.