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Omaha (The Movie) (1995)

 -  Comedy  -  28 April 1995 (USA)
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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 ... 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
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Gustavo, Columbian Jewel Thief
Lars Erik Madsen ...
Lars, Donut Guy
Dick Mueller ...
Mort, Simon's Father
Scott Kurz ...
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 ...
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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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Simon: The farthest place on Earth from here is Nepal. ...I'll be gone for a while.
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If You Live In Nebraska, You'll Love This Movie
2 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

I rented "Omaha (The Movie)" at the Library, and haven't seen the video anywhere since then. If you live in Nebraska, you'll definitely take a liking to this movie, but I think you others will enjoy it, too.

Simon, who has a chaotic family life, goes off to Nepal to find "peace with his inner self," only to find that the monk monastery is off of the local interstate and Friday nights are spent watching monster-truck rallies via satellite. Semi-successful, he returns home a year later along with some "ancient Buddhist prayer stones", but his family is still addicted to the television show, "The Feds." On the verge of techno-crisis, he goes down to an old, dark library, meeting his ex-girlfriend who warns him, "Evil forces are at work!" Among these "evil forces" are a gang of kick-boxers from Iowa and some down-on-their-luck Colombian jewel thieves who have begun stalking Simon to get the prayer stones (which are really uncut emeralds). A quest across the state continues, with a car chase ending up at the not-so-famous Carhenge, a replica of Stonehenge, but with cars substituting for the stones, a monument we Nebraskan are very proud of. :-) Like I said, you really have be a Nebraskan (even better, Omahan) to love this movie, but I think it's very funny and would recommend it to you (unless you're from Iowa!!!!!!)

-2001Rulz


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