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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
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$147,724 (USA)
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Frederic Forrest and Max Perlich were originally considered to play the leads. See more »

Quotes

Salvadore: Lovely day. Bit warm to be sitting in the middle of the desert, though.
Sam: I know. My friend broke down.
Salvadore: Maybe I can help.
Sam: Yeah, uh... what do you need?
Joe Mosely: Eighth inch rivet.
Salvadore: Well, I got a lot of fix-it paraphernalia back at my place.
Sam: Got any beer?
Salvadore: I've got some crystal.
Sam: Wow! Speed?
Salvadore: Champagne... and speed kills. Or worse... it makes you psychotic. People love it because it makes them feel like they're in control of their destiny. What you wanna be on the look-out for is transcendent reality; seeing ...
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Make Yourself at Home in My Heart
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton
Written by Billy Swan
Published by Trellis Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug 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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