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A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local prostitute Maria. But his dreams of an unspoiled existence are interrupted when the local priest asks him to help stop the villagers killing each other by re-enacting scenes from the film for real because they don't understand movie fakery... Written by
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The film had already won the Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival when Dennis Hopper delivered it to Universal. Lee Wasserman, who had overseen the production and was in charge of the Universal independent subsidiary at the time, wanted Hopper to recut it. Hopper adamantly refused. Wasserman then said that if he did not recut the film, it would only play for a limited time in the U.S. and that it would not see the light of day in Europe even though European audiences were anxiously awaiting its European release, after it won the Venice award. Hopper still refused to recut the film, and refused to speak to Wasserman for years. In a recent interview, Hopper said that he has forgiven Wasserman. See more »
Um, my feet are cold.
(reaches under her skirt) Hey, hey, I know something that's hot and, uh, heh, heh. Yes, sir!
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The movie runs for a full half-hour before the credits roll. See more »
This movie isn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. But I don't know how to recommend it, or to whom. Do you like Dennis Hopper? Well, here he is, in almost every scene, and he never looked better. A beautiful face, the graceful cowboy. In fact, he appears so genuine in this film that I begin to realize what an acting job he was doing in Easy Rider. The scenery is haunting, and the movie has a poetic, lyrical rhythm....yet sometimes seems to go on too long, and the mind wanders....but I loved the feel of it, the primitive environment of the Peruvian village, the ever-present mud....contrasted with the lewd and crude wealthy Americans. And I happened to enjoy the home-movie aspects of this film, also. I delighted in picking out Dean Stockwell, Peter Fonda, John Phillip Law, etc. in the Hollywood on Location shots....I loved the spontaneity of the last scenes of dialogue....hell, I loved seeing Kris Kristofferson sitting on a rock singing Me & Bobby Magee....but would anyone else?
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