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Tim Reese
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Danny Morgan
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Carol Brockton
Rita Taggart ...
Kate Golden
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Manny Goldfarb
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Mitchell
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Lou Morgan
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Rinny
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John Anderson
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Baldy
James Krag ...
Smiling Jack
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Monica
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Ricky Toller
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Storyline

An off-screen narrator, Mort Golden, takes us back to winter around 1975, the year he was 21. He and his two buddies, Tim and Danny, have a fateful trip over the bridge from Detroit into Canada. The three of them are going nowhere in life, although Mort has thoughts of being a writer, while his mom wants him to go to college. He and his pals contemplate making a quick fortune transporting drugs over the border in their beat-up Buick, "the war wagon." Mort's also hopelessly in love with a girl he dated briefly a couple years before. With border inspectors, Tim's temper, and Danny's bottled up emotions, is there any way this can end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »
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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

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$479,676 (USA)
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Miller Genuine Draft neon sign is seen in the window of a store as the two main characters are walking through town. MGD did not exist until 1985. See more »

Quotes

Monica: This man survived the concentration camps. And then he met YOU.
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Referenced in Creating 'The Upside of Anger' (2005) See more »

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Impermanent Things
Written by Peter Himmelman
Performed by Peter Himmelman
Published by Geffen Music / Himmasongs
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Sentimental Hogwash
13 February 2002 | by (Khandihar) – See all my reviews

This trite piece of tripe was all poppycock. The acting could be called contrived if the blame didn't rest so hard on the shoulders of the writing. Could the creator of The Mind of the Married Man have really made this? I say pass on this and make a move for Sharky's Machine, if you're a real man.


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