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
Martha Quinn ...
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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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)  »

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Trivia

The strange, not US like papermoney bills Gus uses in the film are Dutch Guilders, money from The Netherlands from the pre-Euro period. 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

Gus: Damn! Damn! Damn! $10, $20 stinky bucks left!
[views a police car]
Gus: Hustle-hustle-hustle.
Jerry the Policeman: Hello, again!
Gus: Hey!
Jerry the Policeman: Where is your dad?
Gus: A-a... In the woods there, you know, a little rest stop. He couldn't hold it until the next gas station.
Jerry the Policeman: Your father sure has to go to the bathroom a lot.
Gus: A-a, yeah, diabetes, you know?
Jerry the Policeman: I hear you. Well, take care.
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Featured in I Don't Know Jack (2002) See more »

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King Of The Twelve Ounce Bottles
Performed by Range War
Written by Lee Ving
Published by Range War Music
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The strangest, most bizarre, and best movie ever starred by a young boy.
21 February 1999 | by (America) – See all my reviews

Let's start from this point: This is not a movie intended for the common audience. Utterly bizarre, somehow incomprehensible, totally unpredictable, it just keep you stoned watching at the screen trying to figure out what will happen next. If that by itself doesn't make you agree it is an excellent movie, then go back to your "family" movies and forget about MOTORAMA. It has material to be considered a cult movie, it can be placed in the same category with movies that win awards in Cannes or other intellectual film festivals, but, sadly, Hollywood already let if fall in oblivion, simply because it is not commercial. The performance of young Jordan Christopher Michael may not be Oscar material, but he gives the right touch to the story. Even the genre is difficult to describe; it is not a comedy in the proper sense, you don't know if you are supposed to laugh at the strange situations in which Gus gets involved. It is more like an impossible adventure that some kids may wish to have, but don't let them watch it either... it is not a movie for kids. So, if you like Disney movies or are looking for a "Home Alone" style, this one is definitively not for you. But if you enjoy reading Edgar Alan Poe or the works of Tim Burton, then you will like Motorama. So, jump in your red Mustang, get a tattoo spelling "Tora" and cruise Strangeland with Gus. I'd like that...


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