Truck pushin'



The rural world of the early 1950s represented hard work and hard lives for many. In the Northeast, there were tens of thousands of working farms. Each remote community featured a singularly unique cast of characters; and as roads were mostly dirt and narrow (and personal wealth was nearly non existent) access to and from distant places was severely limited. Though rural electrification was slow to come into many areas, radio was the primary source of news and music and the local movie theater provided WESTERNS.

Walter and older brother Clifford Hacks live with their troubled father on a hillside farm at the end of a dirt road on Hacks Mountain. In this part of American history, every country boy’s summer was supposed to be idyllic – but eleven-year-old Walter is forced to grow up fast after a tragedy takes place. Walter and Clifford continue to work the farm, with Walter finding unexpected intrigue and adventure on his bicycle (horse)—with his cowboy hat and his side-kick Margaret.

As time progresses, the boys' summer begins to slowly unravel, revealing a series of gritty events that challenge Walter’s youth and innocence as well as his ability to trust. As the days grow shorter, the stark realities of the adult world close in on the brothers, leading Walter to his own HIGH NOON.

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