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

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





Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sunchaser  »

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$21 (USA) (1 November 1996)

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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 »


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 »


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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