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Motorama (1991)

A ten year-old boy runs away from his abusive parents, steals a Mustang, and rides off playing a surreal video game.

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Barry Shils

Writer:

Joseph Minion
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordan Christopher Michael ... Gus
Martha Quinn Martha Quinn ... Bank Teller
Michael Naegel Michael Naegel ... Boy at Wagon Wheel
Susan Tyrrell ... Bartender
Harper Flaherty Harper Flaherty ... Old Man at Wagon Wheel
John Laughlin ... Man at Wagon Wheel
Kurt Bryant ... Another Man
John Diehl ... Phil
Robert Picardo ... Jerry the Policeman
Jack Nance ... Motel Clerk
Cynthia King Cynthia King ... Girl in Backseat (as Cynthia R. King)
Garrett Morris ... Andy
Michael J. Pollard ... Lou
Flea ... Busboy
Sandy Baron ... Kidnapping Husband
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Storyline

A ten year old boy gets tired of life with abusive parents and cashes in his piggy bank and steals a Mustang. He rides off into a surreal America playing "Motorama," a game sponsored by Chimera Gas Company. He has various encounters with different people, and eventually reaches the Chimera Gas Company where he finds they are not playing by the rules of the game. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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There's only one way to win the girl of your dreams: floor it! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Acelera See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers is the bus boy in a diner that the boy comes across. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Gus is driving the car and we see a close-up of his feet, so that we can see him driving with the stilts. There is a rip in his blue jeans, but in shots before and after there is no rip. See more »

Quotes

Boy at Picnic: Hey! That man only has one eye!
Gus: Oh, that's allright. I'm used to be the same way.
Boys Mother at Picnic: It's okay, Tommy, he doesn't mind. Go on. What's funny about the man?
Boy at Picnic: He only has one eye...
Horseshoe Player: Come on!
Boy at Picnic: He only has one eye.
Boys Mother at Picnic: Louder!
Boy at Picnic: He only has one eye!
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Blue Water
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Written by Michael Ballew
Published by Phooey Publishing
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Genius!
25 December 1998 | by Matt-162See all my reviews

Madness. Pure madness. Isn't it beautiful? Motorama is one of the strangest movies you might ever see. The dark overtones, mixed with the purely bizarre story make this a definite must see for fans of the weird and zany. A very funny movie!


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