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Carny (1980)

R | | Drama | 23 May 1980 (USA)
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Tired of her dull job as a waitress, Donna decides to join two carnival hustlers and see what life in their field is like.

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Gerta
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A carnival comes to a small town. Eighteen year old Donna meets Frankie and Patch, two carnival hustlers. They earn their living by mercilessly taunting spectators to try to dump one of them into the water by throwing balls. Donna is tired of her work as a waitress and follows them through the South. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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When you're young and going nowhere... the Carny looks like a good way out. See more »

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After Frankie is dunked by Patch, he is not near the microphone but his voice is still amplified. See more »

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Donna: If I had the money for a bus ticket I'd leave right now.
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Referenced in Being John Malkovich (1999) See more »

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The weirdest mainstream movie ever
4 October 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

If this didn't feature Gary Busey or Jodie Foster in it then this could easily be classed as an avant garde film. There is virtually no plot, just a cascade of freaks, fights and sex scenes. I'm not sure if it's any good - it seems unsure whether it wants to be arty or straight forward - but it's certainly interesting. Worth a look.


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