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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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Dave Coleman
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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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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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Asphalt-Propheten  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,066, 29 March 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$147,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,645
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Trivia

Frederic Forrest and Max Perlich were originally considered to play the leads. See more »

Quotes

Driver: Where ya headed?
Joe Mosely: Idaho... maybe Alaska.
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Clean Like Tomorrow
Performed by Exene Cervenka and Duke McVinnie
Written by Exene Cervenka
Produced by Exene Cervenka and Duke McVinnie
Arranged by Duke McVinnie
Published by Warner Bros. Music Corp. / That's Funny We Can Hear It (ASCAP)
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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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