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Outside Ozona (1998)

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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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Odell Parks
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Wit Roy
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Marcy Duggan Rice
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Alan Defaux
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Earlene Demers
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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.


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Rated R for grisly violence and gore, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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18 December 1998 (USA)  »

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

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$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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Rewarding Indie With an All-Star Cast
16 November 2000 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

'Outside Ozona', an off-beat dark comedy/thriller directed by J.S. Cardone, is a little gem, brightened by a cast of established Hollywood actors. The story involves a serial killer, pursued by agent Lucy Webb (in a role reminiscent of Frances McDormand, in 'Fargo'), but it is really a character study of a group of people whose lives will be changed forever by the killer, during one eventful night.

Standouts in the large cast include Taj Mahal, as a burned-out deejay at a country music station, who switches the playlist to rhythm and blues, and ruminates about life; Robert Forster, portraying a good-hearted trucker dealing with loneliness following the death of his wife; Kevin Pollack and Penelope Ann Miller (who is EXCELLENT!), as an unemployed circus clown and his dancer/hooker girlfriend; and Sherilyn Fenn (cast WAY against type!), as a shrewish, materialistic woman travelling with her sister to visit their father. As each character's story unfolds, you are drawn into a rich, involving tale of humor, melancholy, and a touch of the macabre!

The film is very well-paced, and will hold your attention, throughout, and the explosive climax is both exciting and emotionally satisfying!

Take a drive down the highway 'Outside Ozona'...you'll enjoy the trip!


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