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Frameup (1993)

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

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Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Complex Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

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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One of the most moving films on the subject of hopeless love
4 December 2006 | by bwanadjSee all my reviews

This is a great film - almost one of the many that I would like to have made (if i was a director and not a coward...). I had my leg broken in 2000 and was having very irregular sleep cycles. Waking up at 3 o'clock late night, this had been going on TV for 25-30 min. I was stricken by the the first moment and rose up with difficulty to find an empty tape to record it and so i only have half of it. It's amazing how rich can a film like that be - i used to throw sound bits of it over my DJ-sets and radio shows and always someone would ask me about it... I wish i could find it and see it in whole - HELP ME, film-freaks of the planet!!!


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