A ten year-old boy runs away from his abusive parents, steals a Mustang, and rides off playing a surreal video game.

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Gus
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Boy at Wagon Wheel
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Bartender
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Old Man at Wagon Wheel
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Man at Wagon Wheel
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Another Man
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Phil
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Girl in Backseat (as Cynthia R. King)
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Andy
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Lou
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Busboy
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A ten year old boy gets tired of life with abusive parents and cashes in his piggy bank and steals a Mustang. He rides off into a surreal America playing "Motorama," a game sponsored by Chimera Gas Company. He has various encounters with different people, and eventually reaches the Chimera Gas Company where he finds they are not playing by the rules of the game. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Most kids can't wait to get their driver's license. Ten-year-old Gus didn't. See more »


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Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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13 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The strange, not US like papermoney bills Gus uses in the film are Dutch Guilders, money from The Netherlands from the pre-Euro period. See more »

Goofs

When Gus is in the restaurant getting the funny glasses from the vending machine, Fleas character walks out of the kitchen and while trying to pass by with the dish pan accidentally elbows Gus in the back of the head forcing his head into the vending machine. See more »

Quotes

Gus: I'd like this changed into bills, please.
Bank Teller: I have to count them. Just because you went and put them in rolls doesn't mean that I don't have to recount them.
Gus: All right, then, recount them.
Bank Teller: That could take hours.
Gus: Then it'll take hours.
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Featured in I Don't Know Jack (2002) See more »

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Society Ball
Courtesy of Ole Georg/Capital Productions Music
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Offbeat
15 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Offbeat film about a kid who runs away from home and steals a vintage Mustang and treks across a surrealistic version of the southwest collecting cards for an oil company promotional game called Motorama. Most of the performances in the film amount to cameos by recognizable actors and actresses, with only the kid getting any real screen time. Although ultimately the film doesn't really go anywhere it's an interesting trip to watch. Be warned that although Drew Barrymore appears on the video box she's only in the movie for about eight seconds. *** out of *****


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