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White Sands (1992)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  24 April 1992 (USA)
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A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.

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Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal
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Lane Bodine
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Greg Meeker (as Sam Jackson)
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Bert Gibson
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FBI Agent Flynn
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Noreen
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Roz Kincaid
Alexander Nicksay ...
Ben Dolezal
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Delmar Blackwater
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FBI Agent Ruiz
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FBI Agent Demott
Ken Thorley ...
Harold Kleinman
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Casanov
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A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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desert | sheriff | fbi | shower | bar | See more »

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The most dangerous way to solve a murder... Become the victim.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language, and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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24 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Arenas blancas  »

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$9,011,574 (USA)
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Before Willem Dafoe and Mickey Rourke were cast, Morgan Creek (the financier) considered Kevin Costner for the lead and either Jeff Bridges or Nick Nolte as the Gorman Lennox character. In the end, the three actors' hefty price tags were too rich for the medium-budgeted production. See more »

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Gorman Lennox: [ending a business discussion] Foreplay's over, Lane. It's time to fuck.
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Misunderstood because it makes no sense......
17 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Trying to figure out "White Sands" is like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle with quite a few missing pieces. This overcomplicated movie challenges the viewer's understanding way too much, and eventually you will lose interest. It really is a shame because the cast gives their best effort with what is a severely disjointed script. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and the blue Corvette are easy on the eyes, but it's not enough to maintain momentum, and the whole thing derails twenty minutes in and never recovers. True there are a few strong scenes, but a plethora of dead material is unfortunately connecting them. Not recommended. - MERK


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