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U Turn (1997)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  3 October 1997 (USA)
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A young punk drifter heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in a Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong for him.

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Boy in Grocery Store
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Sergi (as Ilia Volokh)
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Mr. Arkady (as Valery Nikolaev)
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Flo (as Julie Haggerty)
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Storyline

When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After becoming involved with a (unbeknownst to him) young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Plot Keywords:

desert | money | arizona | drifter | small town | See more »

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Sex. Murder. Betrayal. Everything that makes life worth living. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stray Dogs  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£72,044 (UK) (24 April 1998)

Gross:

£72,044 (UK) (24 April 1998)
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When a journalist asked Oliver Stone why he did such a film, Stone responded that he wanted to make a small film that he would enjoy seeing as a teenager. See more »

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Towards the very end, the camera and crew are reflected in an extreme close-up of Grace's eyes. See more »

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Bobby: Darrell, 40,000 thousand people die every day. How come you're not one of 'em?
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Good film
18 September 2004 | by (Fife, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I have to say this film was sort of what I thought it was... I really enjoyed it!

I've seen Sean Penn in a few films now and they're all good. Oliver Stone is one of the finest men in film production. It's visually stunning, loads of mad camera pans and colour blast-outs! The supporting cast are great as well. Billy Bob Thornton looks nothing like him and is away with it, Jennifer Lopez is attractive an alluring, Nick Nolte is totally convincing and great as the wicked husband, Joiquin Phoenix is mad as TNT and possibly the best is John Voight as a blind homeless person!

A great film with a good ending... although I wouldn't like to be any of them!

A good 7/10


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