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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
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Angie Abbott
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Sam
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Housekeeper
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Mr. Andrews (as J.D. Cullum)
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Fred Nieman
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Morning Desk Clerk
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Harvey
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Mini-Mart Cashier
Beth DePatie ...
Daisy
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,066 (USA) (29 March 1992)

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$147,724 (USA)
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John Doe's second daughter was born on the first day of filming. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Hills Have Eyes (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Eldorado
Performed by Bug Lamp
Written by Keith Morris, Bruce Duff & Daniel Root
Produced by Bug Lamp and Rob Stenett
Engineered by Jeffers Dodge and Jeff Shannon
Published by Love Bucket Music (BMI) / Tone Duff Music (BMI) / Fistful of Chili Music
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wish it was on DVD
25 May 2006 | by (martinez, ga) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie years ago and have been hoping for a DVD release for years so I can show everyone I know how funny it is. There are so many wonderful cameos in this, too many to list, but mostly you are left with the performances of john doe and adam horovitz. They lead you on a journey we all go on inside ourselves especially while we grow up. Who the hell are we and what do we want from life? How much do the people in our lives mean to us and what would we do for them push come to shove? I know many would think that is too deep for this romp but then I suppose many people consider deuce bigelow real cinema. Anyway, I would recommend this to anyone who for one thing is a nut about music and wants to see some of their favs in a new light and for anyone else with a mind that wanders, take a wander with these roadside prophets.


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