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Motorama (1991)

A ten year-old boy runs away from his abusive parents, steals a Mustang, and a pursues a promotional card game sold at gas stations.

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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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The ultimate road odyssey from the writer of 'After Hours.' See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Acelera See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,577, 17 January 1993

Gross USA:

$10,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,535
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cast includes two Oscar nominees: Susan Tyrrell and Michael J. Pollard. See more »

Goofs

When Gus is going through the car wash you can see a reflection of a man's face and some equipment in the passenger-side windows. See more »

Quotes

Darrell, Kidnapping Husband: You stole our gasoline, fella.
Gus: I know, I'm sorry...
Darrell, Kidnapping Husband: Bwa, bwa! He's sorry. Ha-ha! He's sorry! Let's teach this little puke a lesson.
Gus: Look, man, I don't know what the hell you're talking about. But whatever you want, you got it. Okay? Just, please, my eye...
Kidnapping Wife: Oh, my god! Darrel, look at him!
Darrell, Kidnapping Husband: Yeah. I must have hit him with my ring.
Gus: Please, get a doctor!...
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Connections

Featured in I Don't Know Jack (2002) See more »

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Society Ball
Courtesy of Ole Georg/Capital Productions Music
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Don't even try ...
1 September 1999 | by comquestSee all my reviews

DON'T EVEN TRY to figure out the logic of this story. But do ride along with 10-year-old Gus on the most bizarre road trip ever witnessed. More weird characters and implausible situations than a Twin Peaks reunion! Nothing makes sense, yet it's impossible to stop watching Motorama! Now, where can I find that 'R'????


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