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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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Understated to the extreme ......
30 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Americana" is one laid back film. David Carradine wanders into a small Kansas town, evoking curiosity among the locals, as to why his obsession with repairing an old carousel. That's it, and if that sounds like not much of a plot, you are correct. With non actors playing the folksy inhabitants, Barbara Hershey in a rather meaningless role, and Carradine sleepwalking, the movie totally lacks momentum. One curious aspect is a nice assortment of dogs that appear throughout. You can try and imagine meaning in every scene, but my take is that this is simply a very understated film, that demands extreme patience to finish. Not really boring, but far from exciting. - MERK


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