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The Sunchaser (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  25 October 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon 'Blue' Monroe
Dr. Renata Baumbauer
Alexandra Tydings ...
Victoria Reynolds
Dr. Chip Byrnes
Navajo Woman
Richard Bauer ...
Dr. Bradford
Victor Aaron ...
Webster Skyhorse
Agent Moreland
Brooke Ashley ...
Calantha Reynolds
Head Nurse
Deputy Lynch


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 <>

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


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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





Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sunchaser  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$21 (USA) (1 November 1996)

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2.35 : 1
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The film was entered into the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. See more »


Dr. Michael Reynolds: You have a television.
Navajo woman: No. I get Good Morning America through smoke signals.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Written by John W. Bratton
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SunChaser is a good movie about hope
25 April 1999 | by (Holland) – See all my reviews

SunChaser is a kind of movie you like or you dislike. Its about a criminal boy who has nothing to lose because he will die in a few weeks. So he kidnaps his doctor to find an Indian cure. This doctor realizes that his life is at a point that he has everything to lose but his soul. So he has to find a cure as well.

I really loved Sunchaser. The atmosphere off the story breaths hope. It is not to late to learn to live untill your last breath. So if you have 2 hours to spare, and you don't want to rent an Adam Sandler or Jerry Bruckheimer video, rent this one. You won't be disappointed.

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