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Omaha (The Movie) (1995)

From the co-founder of Slamdance comes the story of a young man who returns home from a trip abroad to confront not just his peculiar family and friends, but also a pair of Colombian jewel ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hughston Walkinshaw ...
Simon / Bookstore Patron
Jill Anderson ...
Gina, Simon's Girlfreind
Frankie Bee ...
Jorge, Columbian Jewel Thief
Christopher M. Dukes ...
Gustavo, Columbian Jewel Thief
Lars Erik Madsen ...
Lars, Donut Guy
Dick Mueller ...
Mort, Simon's Father
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Evan, Simon's Brother
Rene Johnson ...
Claudette, Simon's Sister
Melissa Jarecke ...
Myra, Simon's Mother
Robert J. Garfield ...
Bob, Charismatic Guitar Player
Tim Siragusa ...
Telemarketing Trainer
Donald Ray Schwartz ...
Jeweler (Gordon's Jewelers)
Ben Nelson ...
Himself (Nebraska Governor) (as Gov. Ben Nelson)
Richard A. Roth ...
Himself (Douglas County Sheriff)
Allan Abbott ...
Himself (Dept. of Roads Director)
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From the co-founder of Slamdance comes the story of a young man who returns home from a trip abroad to confront not just his peculiar family and friends, but also a pair of Colombian jewel thieves and a roving gang of Iowa kickboxers, culminating in a showdown at Carhenge. A seminal movie in the history of independent film, "Omaha: The Movie" was the film that spearheaded the birth of the Slamdance Film Festival. Written by Anonymous

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"Omaha (the movie)" was one of the founding films of the Slamdance Film Festival. See more »

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Sheriff Rich Roth: Roving gangs of kickboxers from Des Moines, Iowa. They've been making their way along the interstate for years. It was just a matter of time before they crossed the river. But we're ready for them.
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Referenced in Carhenge: Genius or Junk? (2005) See more »

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Exposing some of Omaha's hidden treasures
1 July 2000 | by (Omaha NE) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie about a dozen times. It's always fun to see places and people you know or recognize in a movie, but in this case, it's especially exciting to see actors whom I have come to know as true treasures and stalwarts of Omaha's arts community. The movie is silly, but in a very loving way. And if I had not seen this movie, I might never have visited Carhenge!


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