Two strangers meet on the road and travel through Nevada on motorcycle to find an elusive spot where they can dump another man's ashes.

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Abbe Wool

Writer:

Abbe Wool
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Doe ... Joe Mosely
David Anthony Marshall David Anthony Marshall ... Dave Coleman
Judyth Thurman ... Stripper
Biff Yeager ... Bartender
Sonna Chavez Sonna Chavez ... Angie Abbott
Adam Horovitz ... Sam
Erica Rogers ... Housekeeper
JD Cullum ... Mr. Andrews (as J.D. Cullum)
Ebbe Roe Smith ... Journalist
David Swinson David Swinson ... Fred Nieman
Aaron Lustig ... Morning Desk Clerk
Arlo Guthrie ... Harvey
Timothy Leary ... Salvadore
Pam Lambert ... Mini-Mart Cashier
Beth DePatie Beth DePatie ... Daisy
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Storyline

Bizarre and surreal road movie about a biker and his unlikely sidekick. On a quest to fulfill a friend's last wish, Joe takes to the desert road on his 1957 Harley-Davidson and meets a succession of odd characters, including Sam. Sam begins following Joe, on a quest of his own, which necessitates staying in Motel 9's wherever they go. Themes such as friendship, faith, and isolation are brought into sharp relief by strange situations, the lonely road, and the stark emptiness of the desert. There are also several humorous cameos. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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They weren't born to be wild. It just turned out that way.


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Rated R for language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Frederic Forrest and Max Perlich were originally considered to play the leads. See more »

Quotes

Labia Mirage: All you got is yourself. And yourself is inside you body. And your body is your own.
Joe Mosely: That's cool. That's really cool
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Connections

Referenced in Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Clean Like Tomorrow
Performed by Exene Cervenka and Duke McVinnie
Written by Exene Cervenka
Produced by Exene Cervenka and Duke McVinnie
Arranged by Duke McVinnie
Published by Warner Bros. Music Corp. / That's Funny We Can Hear It (ASCAP)
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Timothy Leary is Still Dead...
5 December 2003 | by Twins65See all my reviews

...and this certainly helped put him six feet under.

I finished ROADSIDE PROPHETS, but it took some work. The movie is watchable, but that's about the only thing "good" I can say about it. A couple of "alternative icon" cameos (and John Cusack obviously in need of any kind of a paycheck back in '92) do not make it worth your time.

Doe is OK, but Horovitz is better sampled in small 4 minute doses. Check out his funny turn in the "Sabotage" video, but walk on by this one the next time you're going to take a chance at the video store.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Roadside Prophets See more »

Filming Locations:

Barstow, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,066, 29 March 1992

Gross USA:

$147,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,724
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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