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Americana (1981)

 -  Drama  -  27 June 1986 (Portugal)
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In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.

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The American Soldier
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Jess's daughter
Michael Greene ...
Mike the garageman
Arnold Herzstein ...
Old Storekeeper
John Blyth Barrymore ...
John / Jack (as John Barrymore III)
Greg Walker ...
Greg
Bruce Carradine ...
Cop
Glenna Walters ...
Old Lady
David Kern ...
Wrecking Yard Man
Claire Townsend ...
Lieutenant
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Colonel
Rick Van Ness ...
Grateful Dead Fan
Buz Storch ...
New Storekeeper
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Jake (as Dan Haggarty)
Masagwa ...
The Fighting Dog
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In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.

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There's a dark horse in the American Dream.

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Based on the book The Perfect Round, by Henry Morton Robinson. See more »

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Loner.Nowhereville, USA
17 February 2002 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This film was directed by Carradine himself, and embodies his unique screen presence and character. It is a minimalist, somewhat surreal film of an American midwestern drifter, and depicts a certain odd aspect of the midwest that few films have been able to. A certain maladjusted yet benevolent alienation at the core of the loner.

Wim Wenders' "Paris Texas" comes to mind as another film that portrays the cultural impotence of midwestern existence.


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