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Grant
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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)
Pete Willcox ...
Daredelvis
Vance Colvig Jr. ...
Hezekiah
Ancel Cook ...
Rhatigan
Wycliffe Young ...
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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Urban Struggle
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"That's it man. We're going to California."
26 December 2011 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Film-maker Penelope Spheeris's 80s absurdist road-tripping slacker black comedy sees three punk rockers leaving New York on their way to a better life in California, but on their way there they become targets of a ruthless hillbilly gang (led by an impressive Lee Ving) with one of them ending up dead. For the remaining two, instead of heading to California they decide go after the gang. This is one very odd, slapdash journey narrative with broad humour, but an even brutal tone and cross-cultural conflict as the modern punk scene meets old west philosophy as actors Jon Cryer, Daniel Roebuck and Flea find themselves along for the ride. I'm not that much of a fan of Cryer, but this is definitely the best thing I've seen him in. Also showing up in the cast is Catherine Mary Stuart. For a road movie, scenery is important and here the Arizona backdrop provides many picturesque sequences. Director Spheeris crafts out some surreal dynamics from the visuals and sets up some good stunt pieces. Pumping soundtrack, edgy script and kooky characters only added to this cult film's spontaneous and jarring charm.

"I'm so sick of waiting for the world to end."


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