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Arizona Dream (1993)

A young New Yorker goes to Arizona where he finds freedom to both love and dream.

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An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles. Written by Greg Pribyl <gpribyl@isd.net>

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A rebellious young man. With his own vision of the future. And his own fantasy of love.


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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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9 September 1994 (USA)  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$106,658
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Filming ultimately took up to a year, with a three month hiatus, while director Emir Kusturica recovered from a nervous breakdown. See more »

Quotes

Axel Blackmar: [Grace and Axel are wrapping presents for Elaine's birthday] I was thinking about what you said.
Grace Stalker: What did I say?
Axel Blackmar: That... I was supposed to be with you.
Grace Stalker: Could you hand me that tape?
Axel Blackmar: You know... when I first met her, I felt something kind of strong. I didn't know what it was, I didn't know what to call it. Now everything is kinda turned around and she's like a... she's like this cloud... that I can see through. And on the other side, I see you. And I feel something very strong. I think I know what...
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The end credits read: "Any reference to Cadillac dealerships or dealers is purely fictional. The Cadillac automobile was selected for the film because it was and continues to represent the epitomy (sic) of American automobile design." See more »

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Spoofs North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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Written by Goran Bregovic and Iggy Pop
Performed by Iggy Pop
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I can't recall any other film right now which would deserve my 10 out of 10 more then "Arizona". Every part of this film is 10 out of 10. Acting gets 10. Directing takes 10. Camera is 10. And music? Well, music takes 11.


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