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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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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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A state of fear and terror See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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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 - A halál nem utazik egyedül  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,395,231 (USA)
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Trivia

'Michelle Forbes'' photographer character is a reference to the controversial photographer Andres Serrano, specifically his series 'History of Sex' and 'The Klan' (from the early 1990s). See more »

Goofs

When Adele pulls out of the gas station in the pouring rain, all 4 windows in the car are down. In the next camera shot, the driver's windows are up. See more »

Quotes

Waitress: Um sir, we don't have a liquor license here, so I'm afraid you're going to have to...
Early Grayce: Oh that's okay, I've got plenty more of this where it come from.
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Lettuce and Vodka
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Performed by X. (as X)
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A disturbing and intriguing film.
20 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Kalifornia is the story of a writer and his girlfriend photographer who are looking for someone to help pay gas money and take turns at the wheel for a cross country road trip to famous murder sights. Ironically a serial killer and his girlfriend answer the post. Kalifornia is a diamond in the rough and a very intriguing journey with a serial killer. Great performances all around by the leads with Pitt in particular being exceptional. Check it out!!


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