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White Sands (1992)

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


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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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Greg Meeker (Samuel L. Jackson), who features in this film directed by Roger Donaldson, was also in Amos & Andrew (1993), he played Andrew Sterling and Nicolas Cage played Amos Odell. Brad Dourif played Officer Donnie Donaldson, so he had the same surname as Roger Donaldson. 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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Superb suspense film with one of the greatest actors alive
7 April 1999 | by (Erie, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Mickey Rourke is truly one of America's finest actors. He has been dismissed because of his irrational behavior, however, that takes nothing away from his talent and penetrable screen prescene. White Sands has wonderful atmosphere, capturing the desert with splendid cinematograpy. Willem Dafoe makes for an excellent protagonist to journey with through the maze that is the plot. A bonus in watching White Sands now is the post-Jungle Fever but pre-Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson. He makes for a slimy antagonist. All of this and M. Emmet Walsh, in an autopsy scene to die for, make for an enjoyable movie experience.


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