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Gas, Food Lodging (1992)

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In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in ... See full summary »

Director:

Allison Anders

Writers:

Richard Peck (novel), Allison Anders (screenplay)
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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Adams ... Nora
Ione Skye ... Trudi
Fairuza Balk ... Shade
James Brolin ... John Evans
Robert Knepper ... Dank
David Lansbury ... Hamlet Humphrey (as David Landsbury)
Jacob Vargas ... Javier
Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Darius (as Donovan Leitch)
Chris Mulkey ... Raymond
Laurie O'Brien ... Thelma
Julie Condra ... Tanya
Adam Biesk Adam Biesk ... Brett
Leigh Hamilton ... Kim
Diane Behrens ... Hostess
J. Mascis ... Cecil (as J Mascis)
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Storyline

In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could drive her away. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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When Shade's good, she's very good. But when Trudi's bad, she's better.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bencin, hrana in prenocisce See more »

Filming Locations:

Deming, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,345,236
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineville See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ione Skye's brother Donovan Leitch Jr. also appears in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Trudi first attempts to call her dad in the beginning of the movie, the dolly can be seen in the toaster oven. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shade: If it weren't for Elvia Rivero, this story wouldn't even be worth telling. Whenever Elvia came to this litte town, well, it's like she woke the place up. My home town, Laramie New Mexico, it came alive. Elvia Rivero was the one who made me laugh when I needed to laugh. She made me cry when no one was looking. But most of all, Elvia was able to put into to words what I was thinking.It was Elvia who first gave me the idea. It was decided then and there, I knew what was missing from ...
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Featured in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) See more »

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Written by Rich Gonne and Michael Weaver
Performed by Antagonist
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Great Flick!
8 August 2006 | by juliecantonSee all my reviews

I recently watched this film with my husband who grew up in Deming, NM where the film was made. Very authentic story with regard to the lack of anything to do in the small desert towns of NM and the constant desire to get the heck out of there either by running away or using your imagination. Shade is a fantastic character and you will easily fall in love with her. Additionally, once you discover the reason for Trudi's attitude, you'll root for her too instead of wondering her problem is with everyone. This film is a real catch. Wish I heard about it sooner, my husband just remembered it one day when he was telling me how excited everyone was that a movie was being made in Deming. We were surprised to find it was available on Netflix.


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