In Detroit, loner Clarence marries a call girl named Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the mob, track them down and try to reclaim it.
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
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David Duchovny later starred in the TV series "Californication". See more »
When Early Grayce flicks the bug/cockroach from the restaurant counter onto the grill, the bug is alive when he flicks it, but it doesn't squirm or struggle when it hits the hot grill surface. See more »
[Early tells his parole officer of his desire to pack up and move]
What are you talking about? You know you can't leave the state.
Just a thought.
What you CAN do is get a job. Be at this address at 3 o'clock.
Well, I don't wanna be no janitor.
[turns to Early and shoves his artificial arm into the bottom of his beer bottle, knocking it back against his teeth]
I don't give two shits what YOU want. All I'm saying is you better be there or ...
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it's amazing that so many people that i know haven't seen this little gem. everybody i have turned on to it have come back with the same reaction: WHAT A GREAT MOVIE!!
i've never much cared for Brad Pitt (though his turns in 12 monkeys and Fight Club show improvement) but his performance in this film as a psycho is unnerving, dark and right on target.
everyone else in the film gives excellent performances and the movie's slow and deliberate pacing greatly enhance the proceedings. the sense of dread for the characters keeps increasing as they come to realize what has been really happening.
the only thing that keeps this from a 10 in my book, is that compared to what came before it, the ending is a bit too long and overblown. but that's the only flaw i could find in this cult classic.
if you check this film out, try to get the letterboxed unrated director's cut for the best viewing option.
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