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Made in U.S.A. (1987)

Two misfit best friends, Dar and Tuck, leave their dying coal mining town with only one goal in mind - to reach sunny California and hook up with some beach babes. On the road, they meet gun crazy outlaw Annie and she takes over.

Director:

Ken Friedman

Writers:

Zbigniew Kempinski (story), Nick Wechsler (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Baldwin ... Dorie
Lori Singer ... Annie
Marji Martin ... Ma Frazier
Adrian Pasdar ... Dar
Chris Penn ... Tuck
Tiny Wells Tiny Wells ... Pa Frazier
Jacqueline Murphy ... Cora
Frank Beddor ... Bud
Marie Antoinette Bresadola Marie Antoinette Bresadola ... Waitress
Mark Carlton Mark Carlton ... Ford Salesman
Scott Casey Scott Casey ... Redneck in Gas Station
Pete Concha Pete Concha ... Elderly Indian
Lionel Croll Lionel Croll ... Garage Owner
Cindi Dietrich Cindi Dietrich ... Girl in Trans-Am
Anthony Duran Anthony Duran ... Lonny
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Storyline

Two men from Pennsylvania give up hope in their small run down coal mining town, and head off in search of the beaches of California. The two steal cars as they travel across the USA and are joined by a wild young woman. Written by Rob Hartill

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They hit the road in search of thrills and excitement... They got more than they bargained for... See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1987 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Made in USA See more »

Filming Locations:

Acoma, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scalping scene was shot on the Acoma Indian Reservation, just below Sky City. See more »

Soundtracks

Love Like Blood
Written by John Hiatt
Performed by John Hiatt
Courtesy of Geffen Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
Copyright 1983 Queen Isabella's Subjects/Bug Music
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"Wer're all dying, it's just the ride that counts"
3 February 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Very forgettable road movie, that wants to provide an ecological message, but the only message I received was how boring this film is. The words meandering, aimless, and pointless, immediately come to mind when describing "Made in USA". The late Chris Penn in an early role is why I picked this one up, but his performance cannot save what is essentially one long lesson in irresponsibility. Two out of work friends from Pennsylvania's coal cracking region, stealing cars on their way to California, is not enough to maintain interest. Like Centralia Pennsylvania, and Times Beach Illinois, which are prominently featured, the entire film is a slow death experience. Not recommended. - MERK


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