Soap Alums in Jeffrey Dean Morgan Film ‘Walkaway Joe’, a Classic Tale About an Unlikely Friendship
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Passions, Port Charles and Search for Tomorrow actors’ film surrounds a loner and a hustler.
Actor David Strathairn, who played Dr. Robert Hand on daytime television’s Search for Tomorrow as well as Dave Wilcox on Another World in the 1980s, is co-headlining alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan (John Winchester, Supernatural) in the new film Walkaway Joe. Soaps.com has the trailer for the movie in which Strathairn co-stars as Joe Haley, with Morgan, known for his roles of Denny Duquette on Grey’s Anatomy and Negan on The Walking Dead, playing the part of Cal McCarthy. The plot of the film, which has the tagline ‘You can’t win without a little hustle’, involves a young man searching for his father in pool halls across the country and a wandering loner on the run from his past who strike up an unlikely friendship. The situation provides a shot at redemption as they experience the power of second chances. Julian Feder (A Boy Called Po) appears as the teen, Dallas McCarthy.
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The trailer for Walkaway Joe hints at Dallas blaming his mother, Gina, for his father Cal leaving the family, then getting caught up in Cal’s life of gambling in rough and tumble pool halls, which turns dangerous. Joe gets involved when he looks out for the boy during an altercation and goes on to provide the kid with guidance as he navigates violence and ultimately competes against his father in a bid to bring him home.
Julie Ann Emory (Bosch, Major Crimes) plays Gina McCarthy, actress Challen Cates, who appeared on Passions as Dr. Jonas in 2007 has the role of Sandy, and Michael Papajohn, who appeared as Morgan on Port Charles in 2001 is Coach Manny. Additional cast in Walkaway Joe includes Queen Sugar’s David Jensen as Merle, Cobra Kai’s Susan Gallagher as Maggie, and Underground’s Andrea Frankle as Becka.
There is currently no release information available for Walkway Joe, but Soaps.com will keep readers updated.