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Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  2 May 1997 (USA)
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A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.

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Raymond Lembecke
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Marcus Weans
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Gordon Jacobson
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Donna Moreland
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Frank Thompson
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Robert Boylan
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Wayne
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Tony Vago
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Frank Pearson
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A drug deal goes wrong causing a foursome, led by a lunatic killer, to go on the run. A couple in a recreational vehicle are initially kidnapped, but soon the male hostage is emulating his kidnappers and wants to stay involved in the chase. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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drugs | prison | on the run | hostage | robbery | See more »

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When you're running on fear, don't stop for gas. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for substantial amount of strong violence, and for sex, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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2 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$19,528 (USA) (2 May 1997)

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$54,154 (USA) (9 May 1997)
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Trivia

No filming ever took place in the actual city of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. See more »

Goofs

A shot is flipped when the group set out for Vegas to see Tony Vago (both the steering wheel and the car are on the "other" side). See more »

Quotes

Gordon: Listen, we're not gonna give you any trouble, why don't you just take what you want.
Raymond: Take what we want? What do we look like, fuckin' prosciutto bandits?
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References Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Written by Gregg Allman
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc.
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Harshly Criticized But Entertaining Enough
16 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somewhat underrated, if derivative, this first time Directorial effort from the slightly off-center Actor, who will, for at least the foreseeable future be associated with the extremely popular TV Series 24, is a not that bad Crime/Road Movie.

There are some glaring ineffectiveness here and there, mostly coming from the badly written Pulpy Dialog. Some of the Pop Culture references and the extended talky Scenes come off as embarrassing rather than insightful. The "Stockholm Syndrome" element is also played out with some unbelievable and forced developments.

But there are some interesting Characters, the least of which is the DEA infiltrator overacted and annoying, that are engaging enough. The Violence is gritty if over stylized, and is attractive Action Movie stuff with guns blazing and squibs squibbing.

Another weakness is the God-Awful Music, from the sappy slow Ballads to the Road Music, it is badly selected and intrusive. Overall though, this delivers enough Gangster stuff to be Entertaining and should have a more accepting approval than it does from Critics and intolerable nit-pickers.


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