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The Sunchaser (1996)

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Brandon 'Blue' Monroe
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Dr. Renata Baumbauer
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Victoria Reynolds
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Dr. Chip Byrnes
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Navajo Woman
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Dr. Bradford
Victor Aaron ...
Webster Skyhorse
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Agent Moreland
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Cashier
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Arabella
Brooke Ashley ...
Calantha Reynolds
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Head Nurse
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Deputy Lynch
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Storyline

Michael Reynolds is a rich oncologist who has a $175,000 sports car, a multi-million dollar home, and a new boost in his career. Brandon 'Blue' Monroe is a dying patient who kidnaps Reynolds. They are going to a legendary Navajo healing place while manhunt closes in. Soon the men get closer in understanding and to the place that may save them both. Written by Robert Krzanowski <stonedpsycho@hotmail.com>

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It began as a kidnapping. It became a journey of hope.

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Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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25 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Sunchaser  »

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$21 (USA) (1 November 1996)
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The last feature film directed by Michael Cimino. See more »

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The bullet hole in the windshield of the car is clearly visible a few seconds before the bullet is fired. See more »

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Brandon 'Blue' Monroe: May beauty be before me. May beauty be behind me. May beauty be above me. May beauty be below me. May beauty be all around me.
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Written by Orlando Briceno
Performed by Los Terricolas
Courtesy of Discombras USA Corp.
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Respect for differences/ everybody wins
22 September 2013 | by (United States, New York) – See all my reviews

A highly underrated movie. I absolutely loved it. I would have given it a ten, but I didn't care for the cringe-worthy, moaning song at the end, although I do understand the intent.

Jon Seda is the lost boy, a rough survivor. life hasn't been kind to him. Woody Harrelson, is the all knowing, polished, college educated doctor, who has his own secret. Two different worlds come together. Each learn something from each other, and come to respect one another. I also enjoyed the reference to Tupac's Keep Ya Head Up.

The movie contains a message for today's youth, and for the adults, for people of different races, from different socio-economic backgrounds, and different points-of-view. After the good doctor spent a whole day with this kid from hell, the doctor came to face some of his own devils. It's personal and soul searching depth may make some uncomfortable. Not everyone wants to look own into the depths of their own soul.


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