MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,340 this week

Candy Mountain (1987)

 -  Drama  -  February 1988 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 253 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 8 critic

A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous.

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 154 titles
created 10 Jan 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 7096 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 250 titles
created 25 Aug 2013
 
a list of 1080 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Candy Mountain" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Candy Mountain (1987)

Candy Mountain (1987) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Candy Mountain.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cold Feet (1989)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A psycho-killer with mommy issues, a charming crooked cowboy and their girl steel some jewels. The cowboy decides not to share and goes on the run with the loot. A crazy chase across the country between former partners in crime begins.

Director: Robert Dornhelm
Stars: Keith Carradine, Sally Kirkland, Tom Waits
Action | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Sy Richardson, Joe Strummer, Dick Rude
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco
Stars: Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah
Queens Logic (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, John Malkovich
Walker (1987)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Plot: the story of Straight to Hell Returns revolves around a group of hapless bank robbers (Sy Richardson, Joe Strummer, Dick Rude) who bury their loot and attempt to hide out in a ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Kathy Burke, Elvis Costello, Graham Fletcher-Cook
The Stone Boy (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

Director: Christopher Cain
Stars: Robert Duvall, Jason Presson, Glenn Close
Mystery Train (1989)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito, Armand Assante
Pull My Daisy (1959)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie
Stars: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers
Hell W10 (1983)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Joe Strummer
Stars: Martin Degville, Tony James, Mick Jones
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Berlin Underground-star Ulrike S. went to the Toronto-Filmfestival and then to New York - to find out something about the film business and also about her own desires, daydreams and nightmares.

Director: Lothar Lambert
Stars: Ulrike Schirm, Helke Sander, Bette Gordon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Julius
Eric Mitchell ...
Gunther
...
Couple
Bob Joy ...
Couple
...
Mario
Arto Lindsay ...
Alston
Mary Margaret O'Hara ...
Darlene
...
Keith Burns
...
Lawyer
Tony 'Machine' Krasinski ...
Musician
Susan Kirschner ...
Suzie
Dee De Antonio ...
Lou Sultan
Jose Soto ...
Musician's Son
Bob Maroff ...
Gas-station Attendant
Rockets Redglare ...
Van Driver
Edit

Storyline

A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ain't No Candy Mountain  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
quirky, low-key movie
7 August 2002 | by (guelph, canada) – See all my reviews

This film is probably not for everybody, but if you like slightly surreal off-beat movies (Hal Hartley, Jim Jarmousch, Tom Dicillo) with interesting characters, than check out this movie.

Although it's a little sloppily put together and obviously low budget, the characters are memorable and the performances are authentic. Laurie Metcalfe (from "Roseanne") play her usual way-over-the-top self but pushes even farther over the top here, but it works somehow because it sticks out so oddly against all the other subdued performances. Tom Waits is great as the tacky-clothes-wearing, golf-playing crooner. ("Hell, I got money, look around.") This is one of those anti-hero movies, where everybody is either crazy or an asshole, even the main character and it's really hard to like any of them, but that's the point. Some very funny lines, realistic yet weird situations and touching moments. The ending is pretty weak though. 7/10.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Greg Bean schadenfreud
Discuss Candy Mountain (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?