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

Goofs

The bullet hole in the windshield of the car is clearly visible a few seconds before the bullet is fired. 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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Appalachian Spring
Written by Aaron Copland
Performed by Leonard Bernstein and The New York Philharmonic
Courtesy of Sony Classics
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I kept praying it would end
15 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read some of the other reviews and I guess this movie has an emotional element to it, but I'm not wired that way. The thing that ruined the movie for me was the logic. In it, the main characters make one illogical choice after enough. One must suspend logic and believe that these characters would actually make the choices that they made and that was the painful part for me that ruined it. That and the tiring tiring stereotypes portrayed about minorities, urban life, small desert towns, (non-)religious folk, etc., etc.

In the end it's a 2-hour movie, and the conclusion is so predictable and disappointing as to serve no justification for having labored through its poor plot/writing. **


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