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Frameup (1993)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | March 1995 (USA)
Ricky, a dim-witted ex-con, meets Beth, a dim-witted waitress, in an Idaho diner. They take off in his car to Washington and begin an affair. Beth, a lonely romance-novel addict, is ... See full summary »

Director:

Jon Jost

Writer:

Jon Jost
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kate Sannella Kate Sannella ... Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Carlin Nancy Carlin ... Beth-Ann Bolet
Richard Reynolds Richard Reynolds ... Motel desk clerk
Henry S. Rosenthal ... Witness
Kathryn Sannella Kathryn Sannella
Howard Swain ... Ricky Lee Gruber
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Storyline

Ricky, a dim-witted ex-con, meets Beth, a dim-witted waitress, in an Idaho diner. They take off in his car to Washington and begin an affair. Beth, a lonely romance-novel addict, is hopelessly enamored; Ricky is just in it for the (constant) sex. Beth's longing to visit California and Ricky's longing for quick cash leads them into a desperate situation. Director Jost uses a variety of avant-garde visual and narrative techniques, such as montage, collages, split screens and lengthy, tongue-in-cheek monologues to tell the tragicomic story of two complete losers in love.

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12 Movements To The Only Conclusion

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jon Jost's Frameup See more »

Filming Locations:

Idaho, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Complex Corporation See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The entire film was shot in 8 consecutive days, on 35mm, for $40,000, spanning locations in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Beth-Ann Bolet: All those things didn't really seem to matter any more, whether it was wonderful or it was terrible, all those things didn't exist at all, they went away, and there was...
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2 June 2005 | by eilonelikamSee all my reviews

that's the movie that "Natural Born Killers" wanted to be, without any success. probably 1/100 from the Oliver Stone budget, and so much better, so much REAL, so muck authentic... that movie is not for everyone's eyes, it has a very slow and disturbing mood, with admirable, obscure - camera shots and no-budget video art techniques. the story of one outlaw that just got out of state prison called Rickey-Lee, and his -hard to believe- naive, girlfriend Bath-Ann. he is the almost perfect anti hero, a white trash smart guy, with anger and desperation. she's a no-life waitress, having her "good times" in remembering her high school years. they both ride to the American dream - California. a journey filled with heart-holding moments, hatred and evilness. frame up is one movie that i'll never forget. that's not the stuff that you see, go to sleep, and forget in the morning, this will stay and hopefully will make you laugh or disturbed...


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