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American Perfekt (1997)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  11 September 1997 (Singapore)
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Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

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Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick up her flunked out sister, Alice, at a cheap motel before continuing on to visit their ailing mother. After being forced off the road by a mysterious assailant, however, Sandra is picked up by Jake, who's coin flipping amoral attitude quickly excites her own desire to break a few rules. Or worse. Jake and Sandra's romance is soon driven by chance acts of crime and kindness, all governed by the flip of a coin - at least until Sandra mysteriously disappears and Jake unwittingly picks up her suspicious sister, Alice ... Written by Filmfan

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The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

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Rated R for grisly violence, strong sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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The Sheriff's Department car changes from a Ford Taurus to a Chevrolet Caprice. When driving to Bernie's, the car pulling off the main road is a Ford Taurus. In the next shot, the car pulling up the driveway is a Chevrolet Caprice. At the Utah border, the car is a Chevrolet Caprice. When the Sheriff's car crashes at the end of the film, it is a Ford Taurus. See more »

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Written by Al Nevins, Buck Ram, Artie Dunn, Morty Nevins
Performed by The Platters
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30 March 1999 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

I hope this movie receives more attention now that it's on video. Robert Forster gives a great performance that anchors the film. Also, the casting director has populated this effort with a very talented cast that is willing to go as far as the story requires. Yes, the road movie is a tired genre but I think the performances elevate the movie above its premise.8 out of 10.


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