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Arizona Dream (1992)

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An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's ... See full summary »

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An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles. Written by Greg Pribyl <gpribyl@isd.net>

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A rebellious young man. With his own vision of the future. And his own fantasy of love.


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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$106,658 (USA)
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The first cut of the film was about 4 hours long. Emir Kusturica gave Johnny Depp a copy of the version. See more »

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Axel Blackmar: If you believe in your dreams, you could be sure that any force, a tornado, a volcano or a typhoon, wouldn't be able to knock you out of love; because love exists on its own.
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Wonderful, if twisted film.
27 September 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This is a really underrated film that has unfortunately seemed to have been banished to direct-to-video obscurity. And in an edited version no less. Definitely not a film for everyone but if you can find it, it's well worth checking out. Well acted by the whole cast and wonderfully directed. Hopefully an unedited version of this movie will be released on video someday.


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