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Gas, Food Lodging (1992)

R | | Drama, Romance | 10 July 1992 (USA)
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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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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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The letter telling Nora about Trudi's absences from school gives the name of the school principal as Allison Anders, the director of the film. See more »

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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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Can't Stop My Heart
Written and Performed by Mark Fosson
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rambling love lives of 3 women
23 November 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Nora (Brooke Adams) is a single mom trying to raise two daughters in a small New Mexico town. Shade (Fairuza Balk) is a nice girl obsessed with a latina cinema heroine Elvia Rivero. Trudi (Ione Skye) is rebellious and sexually promiscuous.

Director Allison Anders has made a small movie about mother-daughter and sister-sister relationships. This is mostly about their love lives. The three female leads have created good compelling characters. There is one missing element from the movie. There isn't a one central idea to drive the plot. It's basically watching their love lives slowly unfold. The movie doesn't really have a direction. However, the three leads do a good job. The meandering love stories have memorable moments and are compelling.


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