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Made in U.S.A. (1987)

R  |   |  Drama  |  30 November 1988 (USA)
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Two men from Pennsylvania give up hope in their small run down coal mining town, and head off in search of the beaches of California. The two steal cars as they travel across the USA and ... See full summary »

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Ma Frazier
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Dar
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Pa Frazier
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Cora
Frank Beddor ...
Bud
Marie Antoinette Bresadola ...
Waitress
Mark Carlton ...
Ford Salesman
Scott Casey ...
Redneck in Gas Station
Pete Concha ...
Elderly Indian
Lionel Croll ...
Garage Owner
Cindi Dietrich ...
Girl in Trans-Am
Anthony Duran ...
Lonny
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Two men from Pennsylvania give up hope in their small run down coal mining town, and head off in search of the beaches of California. The two steal cars as they travel across the USA and are joined by a wild young woman. Written by Rob Hartill

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During production, director Ken Friedman and Hemdale's chairman John Daly suffered a major falling out over the way the film should be edited. Determined to have the film shown as he intended, Friedman showed the film uncut at Cannes in 1987. Daly threatened to have him arrested if he'd have shown his cut publically again. During the fall-out, New Line Cinema made an attempt to buy the film, but the deal fell apart. The Daly-approved cut was shelved for one year and a half, before finally dribbling out on VHS in November 1988. Friedman's cut of the film never surfaced. See more »

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Life is Hard
Written by Pat MacDonald (as Pat McDonald)
Performed by Timbuk 3
Copyright 1986 I.R.S. Music/Mambadadi/Atlantic Music Corp.
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Rollercoaster Road Movie With An Eco Message
3 April 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First saw this movie many years ago as a rental. Feeling nostalgic and remembering it as an excellent film. After tracking down an ex-rental (never released as sell through in the UK) I sat down to rewatch. The story of rebellious youngsters who turn into environmental warriors although motives are rather dubious. Lori Singer is a total sex bomb in this film, Adrain Pasdar is very dark and moody and this is the best performance from Chris Penn in any film he has done. The scenery and cinematography is excellent and captures the non-apple pie side of America and the soundtrack fits the film perfectly. I'm waiting for a DVD release but for now if you have some time to kill I recommend this little known film for a thought provoking ride across America.


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