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Roadside Prophets (1992)

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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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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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Fred Nieman
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Harvey
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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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$147,724 (USA)
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Joe Mosely: [the Sheriff is roughly restraining Sam by forcing his face on the ground with his boot] Officer, let him up. He's not hurting anyone.
Sheriff Quentin Durango: [lets Sam go] But he could be. He bears a sinister resemblance to a vicious criminal that's been marauding the area.
Joe Mosely: And since when is it a crime to look like somebody?
Sam: Hey, what'd the guy do anyway?
Sheriff Quentin Durango: Unlawful reposed and remove.
Sam: What?
Sheriff Quentin Durango: Dine and dash. I'm gonna let you go with a warning this time.
Joe Mosely: He didn't do anything.
Sheriff Quentin Durango: [aims a gun at Joe] You don't realize what's ...
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Un Bel Di
Performed by Bruna Rizzolli, Soprano / Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg
Written by Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini)
Published by The Southern Library of Recorded Music (ASCAP)
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Worth a watch
4 February 2004 | by (uk) – See all my reviews

The main character of this film is on a journey to find a place his dead friend (who he knew for all of 3 hours) talked about and scatter his ashes there. Along the way he bumps into a young man with an obsession with a chain of motels and fireworks who eventually ends up following him everywhere. They become friends (sort-of) and have a very strange adventure indeed. I bought this film to see Adam Horowitz and he gave a great performance. John Doe was average at best but the star had to be John Cusack in a small cameo. Worth watching if you like very odd films. I do so I give it **** out of *****!


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