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Roadside Prophets (1992)

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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

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Abbe Wool
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Doe ... Joe Mosely
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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Asphalt-Propheten See more »

Filming Locations:

Barstow, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,066, 29 March 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$147,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,645
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Salvadore: Lovely day. Bit warm to be sitting in the middle of the desert, though.
Sam: I know. My friend broke down.
Salvadore: Maybe I can help.
Sam: Yeah, uh... what do you need?
Joe Mosely: Eighth inch rivet.
Salvadore: Well, I got a lot of fix-it paraphernalia back at my place.
Sam: Got any beer?
Salvadore: I've got some crystal.
Sam: Wow! Speed?
Salvadore: Champagne... and speed kills. Or worse... it makes you psychotic. People love it because it makes them feel like they're in control of their destiny. What you wanna be on the look-out for is transcendent reality; seeing ...
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Connections

Referenced in Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Satan Go Away
Performed by Gary U.S. Bonds
Written by Frank Guida & Gary U.S. Bonds (as Gary Anderson)
Published by Rockmasters International Network
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment (BMI)
Courtesy of LeGrand Records International / Frank Guida Productions
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
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wish it was on DVD
25 May 2006 | by fractalmama42See all my reviews

I rented this movie years ago and have been hoping for a DVD release for years so I can show everyone I know how funny it is. There are so many wonderful cameos in this, too many to list, but mostly you are left with the performances of john doe and adam horovitz. They lead you on a journey we all go on inside ourselves especially while we grow up. Who the hell are we and what do we want from life? How much do the people in our lives mean to us and what would we do for them push come to shove? I know many would think that is too deep for this romp but then I suppose many people consider deuce bigelow real cinema. Anyway, I would recommend this to anyone who for one thing is a nut about music and wants to see some of their favs in a new light and for anyone else with a mind that wanders, take a wander with these roadside prophets.


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