Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)

R  |   |  Drama  |  9 April 1993 (USA)
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Nick is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend, Beth, will move to Butte, MT, which he's read is "the city of the future." "I read ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yard Sale Lady (as Sandra Lafferty)
Sidney Dawson ...
TV Customer
Jon Proudstar ...
Station Attendant
Scott Johnson ...
Kezbah Weidner ...
Dine Woman
Motorcycle Rider
Rich Wheeler ...
Elizabeth's Grandfather
Scott Frederick ...
TV Store Kid
Warren Burton ...
Radio Preacher (voice)


Nick is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend, Beth, will move to Butte, MT, which he's read is "the city of the future." "I read that a while ago, so the future should be there by now," he enthuses. He waits until the last moment to tell Carol, his ex and Beth's best friend, about the move. While Nick is working his last day, Sid comes to the couple's house to paint it for the next tenants. He quickly develops an interest in Beth. He, Beth, and Carol get stoned and hang out. When Sid hears about the move, he tells Beth that he's never left Enfield, and has no interest in traveling. Meanwhile, Nick decides to take off on his own. When Beth gets word of this from Carol, she finds solace in Sid's arms. Sid proclaims his love the next morning, and implores Beth to stay. Meanwhile, Nick visits his childhood home, looking for his parents, has an epiphany, and decides to return to Carol. Written by Anonymous

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A romantic comedy about four people caught between loving and leaving. See more »



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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arba Nishimot, Arba Tnuoat  »

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Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)


$764,083 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene when Peter Fonda arrives on his motorcycle and asks Tim Roth if the phone works, Bridget Fonda is actually hiding in the back seat of the car Roth is in. If you look very closely, for a second you see a small blue patch behind the seat for a second as Roth is sitting up. The same color of the t-shirt Bridget wore in the Arizona scenes. In the audio commentary on the DVD, director Michael Steinberg explains, "Bridget wanted to be in a shot with her father. Of course you can't see her at all. She's ducked down behind in the back seat, but I guess it was not since Easy Rider that they'd been in a film together." See more »


Carol: You get all the stuff that you want to sell, and I'll make some yard sale signs.
Beth: No one's gonna buy my shit. It's all junk.
Carol: That's what people buy at yard sales.
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A movie about going nowhere fast
23 December 2002 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I found the plot of the movie very character driven. Instead of give a plot it gave a lot of emphasis on how each character felt. No one really changed in the movie, situations just changed. I liked the style of the movie because it felt very real. The movie moved along at a steady enough pace, with a mellow tone the whole time. The ending was less than revealing and everything was left how it started, somewhat out of place.

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