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Gas, Food Lodging (1992)

R | | Drama, Romance | 10 July 1992 (USA)
In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in ... See full summary »

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Nora
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Trudi
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John Evans
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Hamlet Humphrey (as David Landsbury)
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Javier
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Darius (as Donovan Leitch)
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Brett
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Kim
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Cecil (as J Mascis)
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In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could drive her away. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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When Shade's good, she's very good. But when Trudi's bad, she's better.

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Drama | Romance

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Bencin, hrana in prenocisce  »

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$1,345,236 (USA)
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Trivia

The letter telling Nora about Trudi's absences from school gives the name of the school principal as Allison Anders, the director of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Shade buys fabric softener at the store next to the laundromat the store's sign is backwards. It would read "closed" if you were to try to come through the front door ("open" faces inward). See more »

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Shade: If it weren't for Elvia Rivero, this story wouldn't even be worth telling. Whenever Elvia came to this litte town, well, it's like she woke the place up. My home town, Laramie New Mexico, it came alive. Elvia Rivero was the one who made me laugh when I needed to laugh. She made me cry when no one was looking. But most of all, Elvia was able to put into to words what I was thinking.It was Elvia who first gave me the idea. It was decided then and there, I knew what was missing from ...
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Featured in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) See more »

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Written and Performed by Mark Fosson and Karin Tobin
Courtesy of Big Otis Music and Snap Happy Music
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fantastic independent film
11 September 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film was the reason I became a film maker. Period. It is very inspiring to watch, with superb acting, quiet character building and developing. The film grabs you and pulls you into a small New Mexico town setting. You become completely engrossed with the story and the characters. It takes time to develop personalities within the female leads and the viewer becomes quite vested in their futures. I found Fairuza Balk's acting performance particularly compelling. One of my favorite acted roles in cinema (quality wise). This film is in my top ten favorites of all time, and also my twin has similar affinity for this superb film. Kudos to a film outside of the ordinary with a true independent vision.


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