Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old...
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Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of becoming an artist in Jerome, Arizona, a town he knows only through a postcard given to him years earlier by a co-worker. Naturally, an action as extreme as this is not without consequences. On his way, Wade meets Jane, a road hard, enigmatic drifter who lives the life of total freedom he has longed for. As the two speed farther and farther across the scorching Arizona desert, events snowball into an unforeseen crisis forcing Wade to confront realities he never could have imagined only hours earlier. Written by
Cal's original vehicle in the movie was supposed to have been a Chevy Blazer, but after blowing the engine on the way to the set due to lack of oil in the engine, the directors improvised and persuaded a crewmember to let them use his 1981 Chevy Caprice station wagon. They ended up having to replace the transmission after killing it in the chase scenes. See more »
He's always cool with me, easy goin'. Always shot a good clean weld, you know, no rough seams. Sometimes certain folks in management would ride his ass pretty hard, and Hampton would always say, "he does this or says that one more time, I'm walkin' outa here".
Well he said that kinda shit every day, ya know. It's like getting real mad at someone and saying, some day I'm gonna kill that some of a bitch. Everybody says that shit, ya don't go and kill the person
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I viewed this late one night on Sundance Channel and was at first intrigued at the photography. Impressive colors and angles. It held your interest and set the mood of the long long roads in the mid-west that lead to nowhere. But eventually, something has to happen. To this viewer, it didn't. Drew Pillsbury, playing the drifter, out to find something else in his life other than a job and family responsibility, seemed to draw your attention, but then really didn't take you anywhere. Close up after close up of his rugged face with almost the same look on it. "What's happening?" seemed to be the look he had.
Unfortunately he runs into this plain Jane who seems to only have one expression on her face. Hard to describe just what she was trying to convey. Wendy Malick, as Jane, was rather predictable in her performance. A bit over acted at times, this viewer was so glad to see her hit the dirt after shooting an innocent victim attempting to help her fix her car. Only good part of the movie to me. Then it's all down hill from there.
Writers /Directors, David Elton and Thomas Johnston made a good attempt to tell the story, but it could have used some drastic cutting and change of leading lady. I love evil leading ladies, Nicole Kidman in MALICE, but this one didn't have the oomph to me. Sorry.
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