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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.

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Ken Friedman

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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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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 were cruising to the coast when they hit a detour named Annie. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1987 (West Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Acoma, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The scalping scene was shot on the Acoma Indian Reservation, just below Sky City. See more »

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Old Blue Car
Written by Peter Case, Marvin Etzioni, Victoria Williams
Performed by Peter Case
Courtesy of Geffen Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
Copyright 1986 Trumpet Blast/My Youth/Mumblety Peg/Bug Music
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Made in U.S.A. stand in 1986 Centralia, Pottsville and Ashland Pennsylvania
28 July 2007 | by drrbeck-1See all my reviews

In 1986 the production company for the movie had try outs for extras and stand ins. I had the great privilege to be Frank Beddors stand in for the movie. Who is Frank Beddor you ask? Tuck and Dar drove an older car and for the life of me I can't remember off hand what is is. But they had a couple of run ins with a rich kid(played by Frank Beddor as "Bud") Frank drove a 1987 Red Pontiac Firebird, with the Pennsylvania Registration plate "GOBUDGO" on it. For some reason my friends "Bud" was completely absent from the movie! I was picked as Frank Beddors stand in due to a similar overall skin tone height and appearance etc.. My job was to be positioned where the camera was about to shoot, lighting set up etc... then have Frank Beddor be brought in to do the shot. Franks real life girlfriend at the time was Cindi Dietrich playing as his girlfriend in the movie. First of all Frank Beddor was an overall nice guy and readily said hello and had no problem talking to you. But his girlfriend? That was another story. She couldn't be bothered talking to someone from the area. I recall people saying Hi to her and she just literally snubbed her nose and never said hello back. Both Bud and Tuck and Dar had a race down Main St. Ashland with Tuck and Dar ultimately winning. Penn and Pasdar got out of their car, popped out his T tops of the Firebird and Pasdar said I quote "What'll it be Bud, your pussy or your pink slip?" He hesitated for a few seconds causing Buds girlfriend to leave the Firebird in a huff. Awesome stuff if it would have been in the movie. A little trivia here: The leather jacket worn by Christopher Penn in the beginning of the movie belonged to his friend, according to Chris, died in his arms. It was stolen somewhere in Ashland and I believe when someone sneaked in his trailer. I got to drink a little with Chris and Adrian at one point during a lull in the filming. Nice guys for real. The movie gets a 5 because of the unsteady story line and the removal of Bud.


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