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29 Palms (2002)

This is the story of a bag of money and the people who come into contact with it.




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Complete credited cast:
The Drifter
The Judge
The Warrior #1 (as G. Paul Davis a.k.a Litefoot)
The Chief
The Hitman
The Security Guard
The Head of Security
The Cop
Anita Maltin ...
The Old Lady
The Ticket Clerk
The Sheriff
The Waitress
The Doctor
The Comedian


Can you trust anyone? A corrupt judge is about to rule against the expansion of an Indian casino in the Mohave and needs cover: he tells the tribe's chief that the FBI has an undercover agent on the judge's staff, so the expansion must be on hold. The chief hires a hit man to kill the law clerk. The clerk makes a run for it and manages through a series of botched thefts to end up with the bag of money meant for the hit man. A corrupt cop, a degenerate security guard, a hapless bus station clerk, a scheming waitress, and the hit man himself all want the bag - and the chief and the judge want the clerk dead. Is there any way he gets out of the desert alive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 July 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Twenty-nine Palms  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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When the bus is stolen, someone can be seen walking behind an adjacent bus. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a short additional sequence with Michael Rapaport after the credits have ended. See more »


I Had My Chance
Written by Mark Sandman
Performed by Morphine
Courtesy of Rykodisc
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Proof that an exceptionally poor script CAN make good actors fail...
17 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

When I saw the commercial of 29 Palms on the TV I thought how the hell have I missed such a thing? Reading the complete cast and summary from the TV guide made me quite drool thinking of "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" in the world of "U Turn" and "Palmetto".

Now, when the film actually started, I was quite confused. The whole thing seemed blurry and without any solid point, talking about things audience had no idea about. A story totally ripped out from context. Which... may be a good thing, like in the "Reservoir Dogs". As I kept watching, there was some points where the picture froze for a second. Umm... Okay, someone is trying to be artistic, like in the "Lock, Stock..."

As the movie went on, it turned out to be a really pathetic attempt to rip off all of the cool movies mentioned above. Some of the scenes became clearer, but the big picture stayed exactly the same mess it was in the beginning. A very uninteresting mess.

I'm still puzzled how this kind of cast agreed to play in THIS movie. I mean, they had to see the script (or the absence of it), did they?

Oh, and I gave it TWO points instead of one only because I thought Jeremy Davies' and Rachael Leigh Cook's outfits were kind of cool.

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