Outside Ozona (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 December 1998 (USA)
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A drama revolving around a group of strangers brought together by a common occurrence as well as listening to the same radio station.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Odell Parks
Wit Roy
Marcy Duggan Rice
Alan Defaux
Earlene Demers
Taj Mahal ...
Dix Mayal
Floyd Bibbs
Lucy Webb ...
Agent Ellen Deene
Lois Red Elk ...
Effie Twosalt
Reba Twosalt
F.J. Flynn ...
Beth Ann Styne ...
Bonnie Mimms
Kirk Baily ...
Agent Tony Cole
Jack Leal ...
Detective Caloca


A serial killer is on the prowl in the badlands of Ozona, Oklahoma, and the travelers who intersect at a roadside cafeteria somewhere between Texas and New Mexico are destined to cross his path. They include a circus clown and his stripper girlfriend, grieving sisters, a trucker, and a woman who is taking her mother to see the ocean before she dies. Tying everything together even tighter is the presence of the local radio station, whose DJ and boss don't seem to be getting along too well. Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr.<ajr@fortalnet.com.br>

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Somewhere down the road is the end of the line.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

18 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sur la route d'Ozona  »

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$7,394 (USA) (18 December 1998)


$7,394 (USA) (18 December 1998)

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The role of Odell Parks was to have been played by J.T. Walsh, who died shortly before production commenced. 'Robert Forster' stepped in to replace him. See more »

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Surprisingly good!
7 September 1999 | by (Budapest) – See all my reviews

It is a truly offbeat dream-poem of a movie about the loneliness of the open prairie roads on the graveyard shift. The plot winds together several seemingly unrelated storylines united by the fact that all the characters listen to the same two-bit radio station, and seem headed for a common fate. The tension occurs because a serial killer is roaming the highways among the usual losers, misfits, daffodils and lonely hearts.

It's not quite a great movie because it tried to dominate the entire experience with murky tone and forlorn bluesy dialogue, and that is a difficult meal to concoct without grinding it all to cornball mush. The movie is the cinematic equivalent of a sad saxophone wail, and while it had some great moments, that type of mood is sometimes best left to the sax, because expressing it in dialogue can ring false and corny (the Sherilyn Fenn character was an unrealisticly shallow and cardboard cliche, for example).

On the other hand, if you have a taste for the offbeat, you may really enjoy this collection of anecdotes and vignettes. Because of a "this is my song, and I'm going to sing it my way" attitude, it's more interesting than a lot of big budget studio pictures.

A very eclectic cast

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