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A music promoter sends a young woman on a road trip in search of a band who hasn't been showing up for their gigs.

Director:

Bruce McDonald

Writers:

Bruce McDonald (story), Don McKellar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Buhagiar ... Ramona
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... Roy Seth, the Promoter
Larry Hudson Larry Hudson ... Buddie, the Cab Driver
Bruce McDonald ... Bruce Shack, the Director
Shaun Bowring Shaun Bowring ... Mathew, the Weenie-Boy
Don McKellar ... Russel, the Serial Killer
Mark Tarantino Mark Tarantino ... Luke, the 15-Year Old Boy
Jamie Rooney Jamie Rooney ... Nature Film Narrator
Peter Morfea Peter Morfea ... Jesus of Toronto
Patricia Sims Patricia Sims ... Corporate Babe
Nazareno Buhagiar Nazareno Buhagiar ... Ramona's Father
Giovanna Buhagiar Giovanna Buhagiar ... Ramona's Mother
Glen McLaren Glen McLaren ... Gas Station Attendant
Ellen Dean Ellen Dean ... Waitress
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Children of Paradise drums
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Storyline

Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her way through the Canadian back country she meets the weirdest people - and learns to drive, what leads to... roadkill. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A rock'n'road movie about a girl who learns to drive. See more »


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Bruce McDonald originally conceived the film as a concert film focusing on the band A Neon Rome, but the band's lead singer, Neal Arbik, was uncooperative during the tour which the planned film was to focus on. Arbik eventually left the music industry before the film could get made as well as before his band's planned second album could even be recorded. Instead, the film became a fictionalized portrayal of A Neon Rome, depicting a band on the verge of collapsing in a similar manner. See more »

Quotes

Ramona: Russel, are you really a serial killer?
Russel: Well, I've never really killed anyone before, but that's what I'm shooting for. That's my ambition. I know it's a hard profession, and it's a competive field and getting tougher every year. You have to kill about 20 people now before you're taken seriously, But let's face it, what other options do I have? There's not a lot of opportunities up here for social mobility. I mean you can either become a hockey player or take up a life of crime. And I have weak ...
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...hardly any animals were killed during the shooting of this movie... See more »

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Followed by Highway 61 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Put the Blame on Me
Performed by Handsome Ned and the Sidewinders
(C) Linkhorn Publishing (CAPAC)
Courtesy Virgin Records Canada
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17 September 2000 | by the dude-28See all my reviews

I highly recommend this movie. It will probably not appeal to mainstream audiences, but that is to be expected. It's a brilliantly done low budget indie that may remind you of Tarantino, even though it was years before Reservoir Dogs. In fact, I'm surprised Tarantino hasn't acquired for Rolling Thunder(his distribution company). I know he's familiar with the director because he reportedly has the rights to one of his other films. You will have difficultly finding it in America. I recommend checking the internet auctions regularly. I assure you it is worth buying to see it, even if you only watch it once. Since it's so unknown in America, you can probably get it cheap as well. You may have noticed I haven't said anything yet about the plot. I think if I tell you plotlines you won't believe me. That's how "out-there" it is. And worth your time and money. Get this video.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1990 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Roadkill See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD250,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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