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Kalifornia (1993)

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A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kathy Larson ...
Teenage Girl (as Catherine Larson)
David Milford ...
Driver
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John Zarchen ...
Peter
David Rose ...
Eric
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Tommy Chappelle ...
Old Man
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Parole Officer
James Michael McDougal ...
John Diebold (as J. Michael McDougal)
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Carol
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Police Officer
Marisa Raper ...
Little Girl
Bill Crabb ...
Middle Aged Farmer (as Bill Crabbe)
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Storyline

Brian Kessler, a journalist researching serial killers, and his photographer girlfriend Carrie set out on a cross-country tour of the sites of the killings. Sharing the ride and their expenses are Early Grayce, a paroled white trash criminal, and his girlfriend Adele. As the trip progresses, Early begins to appear more and more unstable, and Brian and Carrie begin to fear that they may have a real-life killer in the back seat of their car. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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Rated R for strong violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kalifornia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,395,231 (USA)
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Trivia

Early in the movie, when Carrie (Michelle Forbes) and Brian (David Duchovny) first see Early Grayce (Brad Pitt) and Adele Corners (Juliette Lewis), Carrie is heard complaining to Brian, "They look like a couple Okies." Brad Pitt was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Springfield, Missouri, which is located in an area of America referred to by its mountain range, the Ozarks. Rural, unsophisticated people from the Ozarks are often referred to as "Okies" rather than "hillbillies". See more »

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The amount of vodka in Carrie's glass changes inconsistently between shots while she's sitting on the couch, watching her slides, trying to convince Brian to go to California. See more »

Quotes

Early Grayce: [after killing fat guy exits bathroom and runs right into Brian] Whoa.
Brian Kessler: Wow, you were in there for awhile.
Early Grayce: Yeah. I took a dump.
[realizing that Brian is going to go in]
Early Grayce: I don't think you wanna go in there though. It's wall to wall stink.
Brian Kessler: I just need to wash my hands.
Early Grayce: Ain't got no sink.
Brian Kessler: [stunned] No sink?
Early Grayce: Yeah. It's the damnedest thing I've ever seen.
[Brian wipes his hands off on the wall of the gas station. The two return to the car]
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(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66
Written by Bobby Troup (as Bob Troup)
Performed by Asleep at the Wheel
Courtesy of Liberty Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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To the actors of Kal-ee-for-nee-a, I say...
30 October 2003 | by (Lindenhurst, IL) – See all my reviews

Nicely done! (pardon my Arnold Schwarzenegger)...

This movie was completely ignored when released back in '93, and that's a shame. It's a great, suspenseful two hour road-trip that certainly opened my eyes to see that Brad Pitt was indeed an actor. He looks like he took took the 'method-acting' thing seriously, as with his appearance in TRUE ROMANCE, I doubt he took even one shower in 1992.

Duchovny & Forbes were also fine as the normal half of this "ride share from hell", but I'm guessing Juliette Lewis' naive "jailbait" turned off a few people (see NBK or CAPE FEAR for further proof). Just ignore her grating & whiny delivery, and go along for the wild ride all the way to KALIFORNIA.


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