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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 <>

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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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Near the end of the movie, Gus is driving the car and we see a close-up of his feet, so that we can see him driving with the stilts. There is a rip in his blue jeans, but in shots before and after there is no rip. See more »


Boy at Picnic: Hey! That man only has one eye!
Gus: Oh, that's allright. I'm used to be the same way.
Boys Mother at Picnic: It's okay, Tommy, he doesn't mind. Go on. What's funny about the man?
Boy at Picnic: He only has one eye...
Horseshoe Player: Come on!
Boy at Picnic: He only has one eye.
Boys Mother at Picnic: Louder!
Boy at Picnic: He only has one eye!
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1 September 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

DON'T EVEN TRY to figure out the logic of this story. But do ride along with 10-year-old Gus on the most bizarre road trip ever witnessed. More weird characters and implausible situations than a Twin Peaks reunion! Nothing makes sense, yet it's impossible to stop watching Motorama! Now, where can I find that 'R'????

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