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Writer (WGA):
Joseph Minion (written by)
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Release Date:
13 January 1993 (USA) See more »
Most kids can't wait to get their driver's license. Ten-year-old Gus didn't. See more »
A ten year old boy gets tired of life with abusive parents and cashes in his piggy bank and steals a Mustang... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of the great "lost" road movies. See more (30 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jordan Christopher Michael ... Gus
Martha Quinn ... Bank Teller
Michael Naegel ... Boy at Wagon Wheel

Susan Tyrrell ... Bartender
Harper Flaherty ... Old Man at Wagon Wheel

John Laughlin ... Man at Wagon Wheel
Kurt Bryant ... Another Man

John Diehl ... Phil

Robert Picardo ... Jerry the Policeman

Jack Nance ... Motel Clerk

Cynthia King ... Girl in Backseat (as Cynthia R. King)

Garrett Morris ... Andy

Michael J. Pollard ... Lou

Flea ... Busboy
Sandy Baron ... Kidnapping Husband

Mary Woronov ... Kidnapping Wife

Paul Willson ... Cook
Rick Taylor ... Manager

Vince Edwards ... Doctor

Drew Barrymore ... Fantasy Girl

Daniel Quinn ... Billy (as Dan Quinn)

Meat Loaf ... Vern
Jacob Kenner ... Boy at Picnic
Sandy Williams ... Boy's Mother at Picnic

Dick Miller ... Horseshoe Player
George Salazar ... Chimera Attendant

Charles Tyner ... Dying Man

Irwin Keyes ... Hunchback Attendant
Marvin Elkins ... Chimera Security Guard

Allyce Beasley ... Chimera Receptionist

Robin Duke ... Miss Lawton

Shelley Berman ... Million Dollar Driver
Joel Carlson ... (voice)
Judi M. Durand ... (voice) (as Judi Durand)

Greg Finley ... (voice)
Jamie Gunderson ... (voice)
Bob Neill ... (voice)

Holly Dorff ... (voice) (as Holly Ryan)
Bryan Scott ... (voice)
Steve Susskind ... (voice)

Directed by
Barry Shils 
Writing credits
Joseph Minion (written by)

Produced by
Donald P. Borchers .... producer
Steven Bratter .... executive producer
Rolf Brauneis .... associate producer
Lauren Graybow .... executive producer
Barbara Ligeti .... co-executive producer
Barry Shils .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Andy Summers 
Cinematography by
Joseph Yacoe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter H. Verity 
Casting by
Linda Francis 
Production Design by
Vincent Jefferds 
Cathlyn Marshall 
Art Direction by
Paul Burge 
Set Decoration by
Regina O'Brien 
Costume Design by
Dana Allyson 
Makeup Department
Carrie Garton .... key makeup artist
Maurine Wirgler .... assistant makeup artist
Maurine Wirgler .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Bruce Wayne Gillies .... production manager (as Bruce Gillies)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kris Krengel .... first assistant director
Richard S. Lederer .... second assistant director (as Richard Lederer)
Sonny Lowe .... second assistant director
Art Department
Alexis Arquette .... storyboard artist
William Herring .... art swing gang
Madeline Hyman .... set dresser
Michelle Marini .... assistant set decorator
Dag Midtskog .... lead man
Adam Morris .... art swing gang
Frank Rosen .... property master
Elliott Siegel .... property master
Sound Department
Arnold Anderson .... boom operator
Mark Berger .... sound re-recording mixer
Laurie Bernard .... assistant to sound designer
Wally Burr .... adr facility
Francesca Dodd .... assistant dialogue editor
Beau Franklin .... sound mixer
Stephen Kearney .... sound effects recordist (as Steven Kearney)
Mark Levinson .... dialogue editor (as Mark A. Levinson)
Donny Miele .... supervising sound designer (as Donny Blank)
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects (as John Hartigan)
Michael Stein .... prosthetics
Ron Trost .... special effects
Brandon Trost .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Fu Ding Cheng .... visual concepts (as Fu-Ding Cheng)
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunts (as Chris Fletcher)
Al Jones .... stunts
Brian Christensen .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Agnew .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ed Bernstein .... grip (as Edward B. Bernstein)
Alec Boehm .... first assistant camera: second unit
George Burkitt .... first assistant camera: second unit, Arizona
Paul J. Cotter .... electrician
Jeffrey Douglas .... best boy grip
Dave 'Foots' Footman .... best boy electric
Curtis Graham .... director of photography: second unit, Arizona
Marina L. Grosvenor .... second assistant camera
David L. Marks .... first assistant camera
Mark Melville .... gaffer
Christopher Nibley .... director of photography: second unit (as Christopher S. Nibley)
Luc G. Nicknair .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Luc Nicknair)
Andrew Parke .... first assistant camera (as Andy Parke)
Mark Parry .... director of photography: second unit
Linda Perry .... grip
Paul Robinson .... still photographer
Bruce Swift .... key grip
Georgia Tays .... electrician
Jamie Thompson .... director of photography: second unit
James D. Wickman .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Sheila Jaffe .... casting: New York and Chicago (as Walken And Jaffe)
Georgianne Walken .... casting: New York and Chicago (as Walken And Jaffe)
Bob Wombacher .... extras casting: Arizona (as Bashful Bob Wombacher)
Wally Burr .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Bergmann .... costume design assistant (as Irene' Bergmann)
Jennifer Rade .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Julie Dunlap .... apprentice film editor
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Mary Pritchard .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Clay Goldstein .... musician
Robert Randles .... music editor
Dennis Smith .... music recording engineer
Chad Wackerman .... musician: percussion
Transportation Department
Steve Cannon .... transportation coordinator
Roger Greer .... driver: honeywagon
Larry Guess .... transportation mechanic
Other crew
Gary Barnes .... production assistant
Randall M. Boyd .... production coordinator
David Cartsonis .... craft service (as David A. Cartsonis)
Susan Chernus .... script researcher
Monty R. Childs .... security
Brandon Christian .... photo double
Brandon Christian .... stand-in
Dominick Clark .... location manager (as Dominick L. Clark)
Lowell Dean Cox .... production accountant
Larry Da Silva .... production financing
David Dobson .... insurance
Susan Evans .... driving double: Arizona
Gini Garrett .... production assistant
Gregory Harris .... production assistant
Joel Haugh .... animal handler: Arizona
Sharon Holbert .... first aid: Arizona
Lonnie Johnson .... first aid
Thom Jones .... security: Arizona
Brian M. Kingman .... insurance
Donene Kistler .... driving double
Julia A.F. Kovisars .... production assistant
Lee Lanier .... script supervisor
Joanne Lara .... assistant to director
Sazzy Lee Calhoun .... production assistant (as Sazzy Lee)
Lynda Moss .... location scout
Stacy Parker .... assistant production coordinator
Steve Ransohoff .... completion guarantor
Gary Rubin .... production associate
Ken M. Russell .... assistant production coordinator
Kimberle M. Salter .... production coordinator
Jerry Sanderfer .... security (as Jerry R. Sandefer)
Kathryn Segura .... animal handler (as Kathryn Pegura)
Brian Slaton .... production assistant
Harry Stanback .... security
Bob Towne .... production assistant
Dennis C. Tyler .... location manager
Marty Wilson .... photo double
Marty Wilson .... stand-in
Cody Woods .... photo double
Cody Woods .... stand-in
Larry Estes .... very special thanks
Beau Franklin .... acknowledgment: sound equipment provided by
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: 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 »
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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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
One of the great "lost" road movies., 31 July 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

Too bad 'Motorama' never found an audience that would appreciate it! Misleadingly thought by some to be a kids movie, it is closer in spirit to David Lynch's stylized surreal looks at the "real" America. Jordan Christopher Michael plays a young boy who runs away from home, and travel across America in a stolen car. Only it isn't exactly America as we know it. At a gas station he is given some "motorama" cards, which are part of a competition which has a possible 500 million dollar prize. He slowly becomes obsessed with the game as he continues on his increasingly bizarre trip, which sees him encounter a strange bunch of oddballs, eccentrics and weirdos. He even loses an eye along the way! The nutters he interacts with are played by an amazing array of character actors and cult figures including Lynch favourite Jack Nance ('Eraserhead'), Susan Tyrrell ('Flesh and Blood'), Mary Woronov ('Eating Raoul'), Michael J. Pollard ('Bonnie And Clyde'), John Diehl ('Stripes'), Dick Miller ('A Bucket Of Blood'), Robert Picardo ('Innerspace'), Flea, Meatloaf, and a teenage Drew Barrymore (note sleaze fans - a pre-breast reduction teenage Drew Barrymore!). This movie is easily overlooked in the video racks - especially with its misleading "Home Alone meets Thelma And Louise" packaging - but it is really worth watching. Fans of quirky road movies like 'Wild At Heart', 'Highway 61' or 'Roadside Prophets' should enjoy this quietly subversive dark fantasy, which in my opinion is one of the most unfairly overlooked movies of the last ten years or so.

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