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White Sands (1992)

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A small southwestern town Sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and five hundred thousand dollars. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an F.B.I. investigation.

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Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Daniel Pyne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Ray Dolezal
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Lane Bodine
Mickey Rourke ... Gorman Lennox
Samuel L. Jackson ... Greg Meeker (as Sam Jackson)
M. Emmet Walsh ... Bert Gibson
James Rebhorn ... Flynn
Maura Tierney ... Noreen
Beth Grant ... Roz
Alexander Nicksay Alexander Nicksay ... Ben
Fredrick Lopez Fredrick Lopez ... Delmar Blackwater
Miguel Sandoval ... Ruiz
John Lafayette ... Demott
Ken Thorley Ken Thorley ... Kleinman
Jack Kehler ... Casanov
Royce D. Applegate ... Peterson
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A small southwestern town Sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and five hundred thousand dollars. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an F.B.I. investigation. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The most dangerous way to solve a murder... Become the victim.


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arenas blancas See more »

Filming Locations:

Estancia, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$9,011,574
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Warner Brothers briefly considered re-titling the film "Quicksand". See more »

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Gorman Lennox: [ending a business discussion] Foreplay's over, Lane. It's time to fuck.
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Interesting, but not memorable
20 May 2002 | by dogsfictionSee all my reviews

This movie started out promising. Ray ( William Dafoe ) investigates an apparent suicide in the middle of the desert of a man with a briefcase full of money . After following clues ( including one found out of someone's stomach ) Ray eventually finds himself in trouble with criminals and the F.B.I. But after the first 40-60 minutes, the movie loses interest and becomes dull and boring. Even with the supporting cast of Mickey Rourke and Samual L. Jackson, White Sands trails away from the initial interest of the start and becomes a cliched " everyone chasing after the money " flick. I would only recommend this film for fans of Dafoe or people with nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon. 4.5/10


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