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Gas Food Lodging (1992)

R | | Drama, Romance | 10 July 1992 (USA)
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A waitress lives with her two teen daughters in a trailer park in New Mexico. They all want a boyfriend.

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 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Although based on Richard Peck's novel "Don't Look and It Won't Hurt", much of the film is informed by director Allison Anders' own experiences growing up with a single mother. 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: [voice-over] If it weren't for Elvia Rivero, this story wouldn't even be worth telling. Whenever Elvia came to this little 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 ...
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References Streetwalker (1951) See more »

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Written by Rich Gonne and Michael Weaver
Performed by Antagonist
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One of the best indie films out there!
12 January 2002 | by Blondie_See all my reviews

I have seen this movie countless times. Such a great, well-written story brilliantly executed by Anders. She has such a great artistic vision when it comes to camera angles, lighting, cinematography, and music. Great acting too all around! This is one of the few films I would give a 10/10!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gas Food Lodging See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,342,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,342,613
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineville See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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