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The Sunchaser (1996)

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 ... See full summary »

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Victoria Reynolds
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Webster Skyhorse
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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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$23,107 (USA)
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This is Michael Cimino's biggest box-office flop. The film grossed less than $30,000 domestically on a $31 million budget. See more »

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The cigarette the attendant in the gas station is smoking varies in length dramatically and incongruously, from being nearly smoked to the nub, almost freshly lit, and back again. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Michael Reynolds: Why don't you grow some pubic hair, junior.
Brandon 'Blue' Monroe: I got pubic hair, asshole. It's the one place I got hair left.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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So Young
Written by Roy Orbison, Mike Curb and Roger Christian
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Orbison Records/Mercury Nashville Records
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A Road Movie Like No Other!
29 April 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Have to say I'm a massive fan of the road movie genre, films like Duel, Breakdown, Roadkill and Wolf Creek. This film was really quite different.

There's a kind of spiritual theme to it all. Towards the latter stages of the picture, the audience get a sense of the character development and how the Doctor (Woody Harrelson), who incidentally excels in this, builds a sort of relationship with the kidnapper and cancer sufferer (Jon Seda), who really shows what he can do as a teenage convict - pure genius, a magnificent performance.

So here goes. While being transferred, Seda manages to escape the police escort and when Harrelson comes over to take a look, Seda takes him hostage and a whole road movie starts.

What's great is the fact that the audience often underestimate the character of Blue. He actually shows he's got levels of intelligence when he explains to the Doctor (who thinks he will die) after a rattlesnake bite, that using electricity works wonders, so using the car, Seda puts his magic to the test.

We see that as well as the foul-mouthed fool that Reynolds believes he is, Blue is actually a believer and has faith, hence his journey to the sacred lake that supposedly has healing powers "May beauty be behind me, in front of me, above me, below me and aaalll around me".

Very emotional as it nears its climax and one heck of a movie. Just cannot praise it enough + I would love to see Seda back in action on the big screen, this time in some more prominent pictures.


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