6.5/10
288
12 user 11 critic

92 in the Shade (1975)

A young drifter returns to his home in Key West, Florida and attempts to open a fishing charter business, provoking a dangerous feud with a rival fishing sea captain.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $7.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rancho Deluxe (1975)
Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana.

Director: Frank Perry
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to... See full summary »

Director: Dick Richards
Stars: Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Mackenzie Phillips
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Three friends have two things in common: (1) they like to bet on the horses at the track, and (2) they invariably lose. One day they hit upon a scheme to steal one of the track's betting ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bailey
Stars: Dean Stockwell, Russ Tamblyn, Alex Karras
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American settler marries an European mail-order bride and together they learn how to thrive in the harsh wilderness while working on their relationship too.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart
Crime | Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Drifter falls in love with Indian girl, with tragic results.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Cliff Potts, Maria Potts, Harry Dean Stanton
Cockfighter (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Southern action drama film about cockfighting.

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: Warren Oates, Richard B. Shull, Harry Dean Stanton
Certificate: GP Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt
Crime | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A romantic comedy which explores the pressures on police officers.

Director: Harold Becker
Stars: Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton
Cisco Pike (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A down on his luck former drug dealer is forced by a corrupt LAPD policeman to sell 100 keys of confiscated marijuana in one weekend.

Director: Bill Norton
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black, Gene Hackman
Dillinger (1973)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips
UFOria (1985)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sheldon Bart is a drifter, and a small-time con man. He meets his old friend, Brother Bud, a big-time con man into faith healing and fencing stolen cars, at his revival tent outside a small... See full summary »

Director: John Binder
Stars: Cindy Williams, Harry Dean Stanton, Fred Ward
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Nichol Dance
...
Miranda
...
Goldsboro
...
Carter
...
Jeannie Carter
...
Bella
...
Mr. Skelton
Louise Latham ...
Mrs. Skelton
...
Ollie Slatt
William Roerick ...
Rudleigh
Evelyn Russell ...
Mrs. Rudleigh
...
Roy
John Heffernan ...
Myron
...
Powell (as Warren Kemmerling)
Edit

Storyline

A young drifter returns to his home in Key West, Florida and attempts to open a fishing charter business, provoking a dangerous feud with a rival fishing sea captain.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

As The Temperature Rises, The Tension Mounts And Someone Just Might Get Killed.

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

29 August 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

'40' la umbra  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Nichol Dance: If it cost a cent to rent a tuxedo for an elephant, I couldn't rent a t-shirt for a flea.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Making 'The Undertaker' (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fonda and Oates are once again a winning pair.
26 July 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Author Thomas McGuane wrote and directed this noticeably laid back, fairly endearing combination of comedy and drama. Real life good friends Peter Fonda and Warren Oates set off sparks as Fonda plays Tom Skelton, a bum from a rich family who decides to get into the fishing guide business. He's soon locking horns with a world weary veteran of the trade, Nichol Dance (Mr. Oates), but vows to make a go of things, with his live wire grandfather Goldsboro (Burgess Meredith) helping a great deal in getting things going.

While the resolution to this film didn't really wrap up individual character stories to this viewers' satisfaction, "92 in the Shade" is overall a nice 91 minute long diversion, touching upon themes like class distinction and the generation gap. Shot by Michael C. Butler ("Jaws 2"), it's a gorgeous picture to look at. Set and filmed in Key West, Florida, it helps one to experience the flavor of this seaside environment. The music score by Michael J. Lewis also helps tremendously in this regard. The film gets serious without ever becoming overly melodramatic, and its comedy content is indeed pretty funny. Mostly, it works as a series of character vignettes, with an extremely rich cast making the most of their colorful roles.

Fonda and Oates are backed up by such sterling actors and actresses as Margot Kidder (as Toms' sweet and sexy girlfriend), Harry Dean Stanton (as Nichols' associate), Elizabeth Ashley (as Stantons' wife, an attractive but unbalanced woman given to parading around in front of others in a cheerleader outfit), William Hickey and Louise Latham (as Toms' parents), and Sylvia Miles (as Goldsboros' secretary). Among this bunch of heavy hitters, Meredith tends to steal the show - that is, until Joe Spinell turns up late in the film as Ollie Slatt, a goofy tourist looking to charter a boat for a day. He's also quite amusing.

Recommended mainly to admirers of the cast, "92 in the Shade" is uneven, but fun as well.

Seven out of 10.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?