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Motorama (1991)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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The ultimate road odyssey from the writer of 'After Hours.' See more »


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

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When Phil is running down the road chasing after his kite, two crewmembers are visible at the bottom left-hand side of the screen, running ahead of him, flying the kite that is supposed to be blowing away. See more »

Quotes

Vern: Hey, old pirate.
Gus: Old pirate?
Vern: How about it, friend? $10 a go!
Gus: A-a... No, thanks, really.
Vern: Come on! It could be your lucky day.
Billy: New contest, over here!
Gus: Look, I really do not want to do this.
Vern: Come here. I'll tell you what. I'll let you win a couple of times if you start losing too much, okay?
Gus: Look, I said, "No". N-O, no, all right?
Vern: You sure now?
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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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