Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle... See full summary »
The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from Pilot's drug source where the youths are headed, and they follow, hell bent on breaking Jack's feet. On the road, Jack and Pilot give a ride to Cassie, a distressed young woman. She and Jack hit it off. They pick up an aging stoner headed to Seattle for Kurt Cobain's memorial, and they help a circus sideshow family. Why is Pilot so set on Seattle, will the goons catch Jack, and is there any way the friends' competing needs can be resolved? Written by
What's going on with the low ratings of this amazing film? A film filled with quirky scenes and outstanding character bits, this movie has plenty of stuff to keep any film buff intrigued and happy. The two leads do a great job of playing off one another in their madcap escape from inevitable danger, while meeting up with a very odd assortment of characters, such as Jeremy Piven as an off-the-wall drug dealer whose monologue is one of the more dynamic in recent film history; or John McGinley's off-beat role; or Selma Blair's warm and caring nature; or the strange alligator boy; or Seatle's grunge scene; or lots of clever lines of dialog handled quite well by Jared and Jake. This film deserves a round of second opinions, because it's a hell of a lot better than the reviews suggest.
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