Discoverers, The (2012) - Synopsis
Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch (Oscar & Emmy nominated Griffin Dunne) takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe (Madeleine Martin, “Californication” and Jack (Devon Graye, “Dexter”) on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley (Emmy Award-winning Stuart Margolin) goes missing on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour. The Birch family find themselves on a journey of discovery and connection as they make their own passage west. Led by Dunne's striking comeback performance, this heartfelt tale of family dysfunction and rediscovery also features Emmy-nominee Cara Buono (Mad Men), David Rasche, (In the Loop), Dreama Walker (Compliance), Ann Dowd (Compliance), Becky Ann Baker ("Girls”), Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”), and John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”).