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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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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)  »

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Калифорния  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,395,231 (USA)
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Following the release of the movie, DC Comics commissioned a comic book adaptation to coincide with the movie's video release in 1994. The adaptation was to be written Chuck Dixon and drawn by Duncan Fegredo. The adaptation was never finished, except for some coloring work done by Danny Vozzo. It's speculated that this was due to the demise of Gramercy Pictures, who owned the rights to the film. A version of the incomplete comic has been since uploaded to the Internet. See more »

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The foursome begins the journey in Atlanta (The Georgia Dome is visible during the Breakfast Cereal Conspiracy conversation). After they've traveled 480 miles, Atlanta landmarks are still visible outside the car (Equitable building, Spaghetti Junction, etc) See more »

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[Discussing Early's job at the mirror factory]
Adele Corners: Know what, Brian? One night when we was stayin' up late we was talkin' 'bout how much bad luck he must have comin' from all those mirrors he broke, and I swear we came to 449 years it would take for him to work it all off, and he'd have to - after he died - he's gonna have to keep comin' back to earth over and over and over again.
Carrie Laughlin: Karma.
Adele Corners: What?
Carrie Laughlin: Karma. You know, when you do something bad to someone and fate pays you back by something bad happening to ...
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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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