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Biscuit
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Milo
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Missoula
Billy Ray Sharkey ...
Blix
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Wes
Michael Melvin ...
Logan
Marc Rude ...
Sonny
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Jessie
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Witherspoon (as Calvin Bartlett)
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Daredelvis
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Hezekiah
Ancel Cook ...
Rhatigan
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Watts
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Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in this lighthearted road movie. Along the way, they enlist the help of a young woman who runs a wrecking service. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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They were looking for the American Deream. . . They found the American Nightmare. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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24 June 1988 (USA)  »

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Assalto na Noite  »

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Filmed in Cottonwood,AZ which is interestingly enough, three miles away from Clarkdale, AZ where Midnight Run was filmed. The scene where Walsh and the Duke steal a Blazer upon exiting the train, is literally, three miles away from where Dudes was filmed. On the same, stretch of road no less. Also, both films were released one year apart from each other. See more »

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[first lines]
Milo: I'm so sick of doing this; I'm sick of waiting for the world to end.
Biscut: Me, too. Why don't we do something else for a change?
Grant: Yeah? Like what?
Biscut: Well, if we put our heads together, maybe we could figure something out.
Grant: My head just got stepped on. I can't think of nothing.
Milo: California! Let's move to California!
Biscut: I got a job. I got responsibilities.
Milo: Biscut, you're washing dishes in a shithole, brother. Personally, I think you could risk the career change.
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References The Andromeda Strain (1971) See more »

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Guitarget
Performed by Four Big Guitars from Texas
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Somebody managed to make a punk-rock western
25 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is fun. And it's great in that it is remarkably fun, as opposed to "about anything." If you can take it in context of "Punk-Western" as a "rock" movie and a western the bar is not set incredibly high to begin with, and this clears the hurdle with ease in merging two genres that usually droop into the exploitation movie quality level. Penelope Spheeris's prior works: Decline of Western Civilization and Suburbia were genuine and earnest portraits of punk-rock music, the first from a documentary perspective of the performers, and the second from the subjective fictional live of the fans of the genre. this is an attempt to launch these concepts into the language of mainstream genre cinema and succeeds better than adequately. Admirably, exceptionally, debate and quibble about the adjective. no matter what. this is approximately 1 1/2 hors of fun movie watching with that little extra to think about. And I occasionally entertain the bizarre notion of building a religion around Daredelvis. If one respects a youth culture as an anthropological phenomenon, tis film shines out as the "punk" take on westerns almost in the way that "LITTLE BIG MAN' was a 60's hippie western


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