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Roadside Prophets (1992)

Two strangers meet on the road and travel through Nevada on motorcycle to find an elusive spot where they can dump another man's ashes.

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David Anthony Marshall ...
Dave Coleman
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Stripper
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Bartender
Sonna Chavez ...
Angie Abbott
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Sam
Erica Rogers ...
Housekeeper
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Mr. Andrews (as J.D. Cullum)
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Journalist
David Swinson ...
Fred Nieman
Aaron Lustig ...
Morning Desk Clerk
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Harvey
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Mini-Mart Cashier
Beth DePatie ...
Daisy
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Bizarre and surreal road movie about a biker and his unlikely sidekick. On a quest to fulfill a friend's last wish, Joe takes to the desert road on his 1957 Harley-Davidson and meets a succession of odd characters, including Sam. Sam begins following Joe, on a quest of his own, which necessitates staying in Motel 9's wherever they go. Themes such as friendship, faith, and isolation are brought into sharp relief by strange situations, the lonely road, and the stark emptiness of the desert. There are also several humorous cameos. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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They weren't born to be wild. It just turned out that way.


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Rated R for language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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8 October 1992 (Germany)  »

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Asphalt-Propheten  »

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$147,724 (USA)
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Trivia

David Carradine was originally supposed to reappear towards the end, but he walked off the movie before the original intended ending was shot and hence the ending had to be rewritten without him. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: You're just a couple of self-indulgent pussies burrowing into your own stupid little cocoons. You probably love that "don't worry, be happy" song.
Sam: Hey, I hated that song.
Gloria: There's a whole world changing out there. If you wanna die in the vine of the implying decline, it's up to you.
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References The Hills Have Eyes (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Happy Day
Written by Philip Doddridge and Edward F. Rimbault, arranged by Edwin Hawkins
Performed by The Pop Tigers
Arranged by Paul Lazare
Published by The Southern Library of Recorded Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Southern Library of Recorded Music
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Great food for your head
20 August 2000 | by (Rocklin, CA) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of those kick back in your sofa, light up and flow movies. The subdued plotline is warm and insightful and the many cameos in this movie are always a surprise waiting around the next corner.

If you are walking the path or surfin the wave like some of the rest of us, check this movie out.


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