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American Strays (1996)

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The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman... See full summary »



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Stephanie Cushna ...
Exterminator (as Sam Jones)


The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman whose only commodity is death and the story of a young man who finds that the death that he wishes for is difficult to find. Others are just traveling through, on their way to another place when they stop to eat at Red's Desert Oasis. The food may not be great, and the waitress may be surly, but those who stopped at Red's will find that they are involved in the showdown of their life. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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Love 'em or Kill 'em.


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

América Selvagem  »

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Referenced in BlackMale (2000) See more »


The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Music by Harry Warren (as H. Warren)
Lyrics by Al Dubin (as A. Dubin)
Performed by The Naughty Ones
Courtesy of Continental Records
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Sam Jones as the Exterminator
28 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

He's a really nasty piece of work. This is His first encounter with Luke Perry's character, johnny, who is trying unsuccessfully to commit suicide, and answers a newspaper ad for the Exterminator.

Exterminator: The world is small, but God is great, to reunite Me with My little buddy from schooldays past.

johnny! Oh, you always hated to be called johnny, didn't you?

Well, johnny, what's the trouble? you've run into a bit of bad luck? And you need your old friend to help you out? I would just be tickled f***in' pink to help you out, johnny. And I'm gonna do it for nothin, My old friend.

[The Exterminator delivers several hard left punches to johnny's face.]

Just like old times, huh, johhny? I told ya.

[The Exterminator keeps punching. johnny's lip is bleeding. The Exterminator punches with more relish now. He is literally drooling with pleasure.]

I told ya. I told ya I'd fix everything.

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