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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Michael Naegel ...
Boy at Wagon Wheel
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Bartender
Harper Flaherty ...
Old Man at Wagon Wheel
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Man at Wagon Wheel
Kurt Bryant ...
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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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

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

Goofs

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

Doctor: [checks Gus' eye] Yeah, it's pretty nasty. It is a pretty nasty wound. Did you hit him?
Darrell, Kidnapping Husband: Me? Yeah. I would... I would have to admit that I hit him, yes.
Doctor: Well, I can save his eye but I'm going to have to operate on your son tonight.
Kidnapping Wife: He's not our...
Darrell, Kidnapping Husband: [laughs for stop his wife] Tonight? You have to operate tonight?
Doctor: Yes. Otherwise he's lose his sight. It's plain and simple.
Darrell, Kidnapping Husband: Aga... A-a... OK. Yeah... I guess he'll have to lose his sight.
Doctor: What? I didn't heard that...
Darrell, Kidnapping Husband: I said, I guess it's our decision, ...
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Soundtracks

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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" Getting on the road to hell, all one has to do is believe "
13 March 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Joseph Minion wrote this eerie, spooky, unusual film which is expertly directed by Barry Shils. It's subject matter is straight out of the Twilight Zone. The story begins with a pint-size ten year old boy named Gus (Jordan Christopher Michael) who's abusive home environment spurs him to steal a beautiful, mint condition, red 65 Ford Mustang and run away. Despite his inability to reach the foot peddles, he crafts a prosthetic foot device to reach the floor. Along the long stretch of roadway, which he flies over at top speed, he encounters a dozen unusual characters. His secret objective is to gather a series of Collectable cards in an effort to win a Million Dollar Prize. What he discovers is a tribute to the universal law of Be careful what you wish for. Gus is subjected to an odd collection of weirdos, kidnappers, bikers and an occasional helpful nudge towards his goal. What the movie allows the audience is a cruel, insightful look at life. Indeed, for movie buffs, we are treated to a whole plethora of Hollywood thespians. Stars like Michael J. Pollard, Vince Edwards, Drew Barrymore, Dick Miller, Meat Loaf and John Diehl are scattered throughout the film. Interestingly enough the movie itself is fascinating and even at it's conclusion, one has the notion that it must be seen again. I did. Recommended. ****


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