Detour (2016 film)

Detour is a 2016 British thriller film written and directed by Christopher Smith. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer, Emory Cohen, Bel Powley, John Lynch, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Reine Swart. The film was released in the United States on 20 January 2017 by Magnet Releasing.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byChristopher Smith
Produced byJulie Baines
Phil Hunt
Stephen Kelliher
Jason Newmark
Compton Ross
Written byChristopher Smith
StarringTye Sheridan
Stephen Moyer
Emory Cohen
Bel Powley
John Lynch
Gbenga Akinnagbe
Reine Swart
Music byPablo Clements
James Griffith
CinematographyChristopher Ross
Edited byKristina Hetherington
Head Gear Films
Bankside Films
Kreo Films FZ
Dan Films
Newscope Films
Metrol Technology
Distributed byMagnet Releasing
Release date
Running time
96 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
South Africa
Box office$1,788[2]


Young law student Harper blames his powerful stepfather Vincent for causing the car accident that put his mother in a coma. One evening in a bar he drinks with the professional criminal Johnny Ray, who agrees to kill his stepfather for $20,000. Johnny Ray and his girlfriend Cherry arrive the next morning to take Harper to Vegas to carry out the murder. The trip to Las Vegas becomes a battle of wits and determination between Johnny Ray, who has debts to pay along the way, and Harper, who seeks to conceal his own crimes and to escape from Johnny Ray with Cherry.



The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on 16 April 2016.[3] On 14 May 2016, Magnet Releasing acquired distribution rights to the film,[4] which it released in the United States on 20 January 2017.[5]


  1. "Detour | 2016 Tribeca Film Festival". Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  2. "Detour". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  3. Kimber Myers (2016-04-25). "Tribeca Review: Neo-Noir 'Detour' Starring Tye Sheridan, Bel Powley And Emory Cohen". IndieWire. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  4. Gerard, Jeremy (2016-05-14). "Magnet Acquires Christopher Smith's Dark & Twisty 'Detour' – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-12-19.
  5. "Tye Sheridan Tries To Keep It Together In New Trailer For Neo-Noir 'Detour' With Bel Powley & Emory Cohen". 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2016-12-19.
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