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Slow Burn (2000)

A distinguished explorer finds herself stranded in the Mexican desert with two escaped convicts and a stash of diamonds.

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Jennifer Ann Evans ...
Paulina McTeague
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Frank Norris
Nicole Fellows ...
Trina, 11 Years (as Nicole Sarah Fellows)
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Catalina McTeague
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Trina McTeague
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Two Americans, with their young daughter Trina, live in the northern Mexican desert, searching for family diamonds lost years before. Jump ahead, Trina's parents are mysteriously dead, and Trina, now grown, continues the search against the advice of Frank, an old family friend. Two gringo convicts, recently escaped from the Matamoros prison and headed for Texas, stumble upon the diamonds then find Trina and ask her for a ride. She realizes they've found the diamonds, keeps that from them, and tries to spirit the diamonds away. Various alliances form and break, one of the convicts tries to convince her to abandon her quest, and Frank watches from a distance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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12 September 2000 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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This film uses the characters and themes from Frank Norris's novel McTeague. See more »

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17 February 2001 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

An exciting, mysterious and surprising adventure. Minnie Driver is a wonderful actor as Trini, a woman determined to fulfill the destiny of her family...to find the treasure of diamonds hidden by her grandmother in the desert. Great acting, delightful...James Spader is convincing as a crude but ultimately goodhearted convict. Josh Brolin is perfect as a slightly dim but sweet escaped convict accompanying Spader. Good plot twists, beautiful scenery, superb actors. A great way to spend an evening...


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