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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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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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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 Gus is going through the car wash you can see a reflection of a man's face and some equipment in the passenger-side windows. 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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Highway To Hell
Performed by William Bergman (as Bill Bergman) and Mark Leggett
Written by William Bergman (as Bill Bergman) and Mark Leggett
Published by Chaser Music and Namgreb Music
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I enjoyed this crazy road-trip!
30 July 2005 | by (Bloomsburg PA) – See all my reviews

Little Gus is a ten year old delinquent. He runs away from his parents and decides to go on a road-trip. Reaching the petal is somewhat tough for him, so he creates a device to help him. His goal is to win a gimmicky lottery type card game called Motorama. He has to find all eight letters in order to spell M-O-T-O-R-A-M-A. Dark laughter follows as it turns into the road-trip from hell. He runs into some deranged Lynch like characters. Most memorable is the gas station attendant, who puts his picture on a kite in hopes that God will see it. Later Gus gets a tattoo and an eye-patch for his injured eye. He becomes one of the most rebellious bad-ass 10 year olds you may ever witness on screen. This is no kid's flick! Look for cameos by Jack Nance, Flea and Drew Berrymore. Be warned although Drew is on the front cover, she only appears in the film in a dream sequence for a couple seconds. Also the film gets confusing towards the end reaching David Lynch territory, you may want to watch it a couple times. "Motorama" was written by Joseph Minion, most well known for his screenplays for "After Hours" and "Vampire's Kiss" So enjoy this depraved surreal road-trip of fun!


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