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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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John Doe's second daughter was born on the first day of filming. 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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Soundtracks

Satan Go Away
Performed by Gary U.S. Bonds
Written by Frank Guida & Gary U.S. Bonds (as Gary Anderson)
Published by Rockmasters International Network
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment (BMI)
Courtesy of LeGrand Records International / Frank Guida Productions
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
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The movie is good!
10 August 2008 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

This movie definitely falls in between of what people like to see and what they like to hope for..

While most of the blockbusters, that come out nearly every week, filled up with the special effects, but the "Prophets" show the simplicity of the idea, and the execution is on the top level! Two guys, bikers, hook up out of the blue, and end up becoming more than just simple pals, because, Joe takes on a challenge to see to his new passed friend last will...

i would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see beyond the shine of Hollywood and glamour of most of the sunset strip.

View it, you may like it!! Cheers.


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