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White Sands (1992)

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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
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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
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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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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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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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Interesting, but not memorable
20 May 2002 | by (Bowral, Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie started out promising. Ray ( William Dafoe ) investigates an apparent suicide in the middle of the desert of a man with a briefcase full of money . After following clues ( including one found out of someone's stomach ) Ray eventually finds himself in trouble with criminals and the F.B.I. But after the first 40-60 minutes, the movie loses interest and becomes dull and boring. Even with the supporting cast of Mickey Rourke and Samual L. Jackson, White Sands trails away from the initial interest of the start and becomes a cliched " everyone chasing after the money " flick. I would only recommend this film for fans of Dafoe or people with nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon. 4.5/10


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