29 Palms (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller, Comedy  |  29 July 2005 (UK)
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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 Warrior #1 (as G. Paul Davis a.k.a Litefoot)
The Hitman
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The Sheriff


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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$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 »


Written by Dan Nakamura
Performed by Dan the Automator
Courtesy of 75 Ark
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Give It A Try...It Ain't Easy
21 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is good example of those film students who may think "I could make a film like that Tarantino, Stone, and Lynch". Not as easy as it looks to be different, quirky, avant-garde, and off your noodle.

Here we have a fair try but it is confusing and redundant (and not in any good way). The stylish look is not done in any new, fashionable, kind of way, it is done in a, by then (2002) ordinary, onslaught of dark humor and blatant bizarreness that smacks, rather than strokes the viewer. It all becomes tired and tedious and seems drawn out and long.

All the actors are suitably kinda kinky performers, except for the lead, who delivers a wooden, mumbling, uninteresting character that is consumed by anyone or anything that is on screen at the same time. The Native American Casino part of the story is offensive and over-the-top (again not in a good way). So we are given a mimicking attempt that fails to be nothing more than just a little bit interesting. Better luck next time.

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