Coast to Coast
Written byFrederic Raphael (based on his novel)
Directed byPaul Mazursky
StarringRichard Dreyfuss
Judy Davis
Selma Blair
with Fred Ward
and Maximilian Schell
Theme music composerBill Conti
Country of originUnited States, Canada
Original languageEnglish
ProducersMichael Levine
Jerry Leider, Richard Waltzer (Executive Producers)
CinematographyJean Lépine
Running time108 minutes[1]
Original networkShowtime
Original release2003 (2003)

Coast to Coast is 2003 American-Canadian made-for-television drama film starring Richard Dreyfuss, Judy Davis, and Selma Blair, and directed by Paul Mazursky. It is based on the 1998 novel by Frederic Raphael, who also wrote film's screenplay.


Barnaby and Maxine Pierce are a middle-aged couple exploring the ups and downs of a marriage that has spun out of control. They have decided to divorce, but take one last cross country road trip from Connecticut to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of their son and give him their vintage Thunderbird as a gift. By reflecting on the life they've shared together, the couple begins to re-evaluate their marriage and discover the possibility of rekindling their relationship.



Today praised Richard Dreyfuss's performance, and described the film as "often funny, more often bittersweet. Familiar yet unpredictable. And refreshingly adult."[2] The New York Times gave the film a positive review, calling it "very engaging".[3]

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
2005 American Cinema Editors Nominated Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Non-Commercial Television Richard Halsey


  1. ^ Perry Seibert (2011). "Coast to Coast (2003)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "Dreyfus Triumphs in Coast to Coast". Today. April 1, 2004. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  3. ^ Virginia Heffernan (April 3, 2004). "TELEVISION REVIEW; A Couple on a Road Trip, Feeling Angst Amid Plenty". New York Times.