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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nora
... Trudi
... Shade
... John Evans
... Dank
... Hamlet Humphrey (as David Landsbury)
... Javier
... Darius (as Donovan Leitch)
... Raymond
... Thelma
... Tanya
Adam Biesk ... Brett
... Kim
... Hostess
... Cecil (as J Mascis)
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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 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.

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Bencin, hrana in prenocisce  »

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$1,345,236
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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 Shade buys fabric softener at the store next to the laundromat the store's sign is backwards. It would read "closed" if you were to try to come through the front door ("open" faces inward). See more »

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[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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A wonderful movie, especially if you want to understand women
17 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this movie three times, and each time I see it, I appreciate it more. This is a story about a mother and her two daughters, and the personal struggles each go through as they try to be a family. While the movie is slow-paced, I highly enjoyed the cinematography. The ages of the three main characters gives a special insight into the difficulties facing women at different stages in their lives.


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