Motorama (1991)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |  13 January 1993 (USA)
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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 <>

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers is the bus boy in a diner that the boy comes across. See more »


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Spins its wheels
18 March 2004 | by (Hee-Haw country) – See all my reviews

This oddity contains Bunuel-like touches, but doesn't sustain one's interest. A 10 year old roams a bizarro America in a stolen Mustang, while the usual cult movie suspects (Dick Miller, Mary Woronov, Susie Tyrell) commit malicious acts in the name of comedy. Like his AFTER HOURS and VAMPIRE'S KISS, the screenwriter delights in making you squirm. I remained unaffected, due to the broad acting. You know you're in for it when Meat Loaf and Flea give the most appealing perfs. (And what did this kid's screen test look like? He's insufferable.) Recommended to the dozen or so fans of SONNY BOY ('87).

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