When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him ... See full summary »
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
Brian Kessler, a journalist researching serial killers, and his photographer girlfriend Carrie set out on a cross-country tour of the sites of the killings. Sharing the ride and their expenses are Early Grayce, a paroled white trash criminal, and his girlfriend Adele. As the trip progresses, Early begins to appear more and more unstable, and Brian and Carrie begin to fear that they may have a real-life killer in the back seat of their car.Written by
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When Brian and Carrie visit the murder scene, Carrie's Nikon clearly has a motor drive, and we hear the sound of it advancing the film, but we also see her manually advancing the film. See more »
Is it just me, or did this trip go downhill since we ran out of Lucky lager.
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European release and US video/laserdisc unrated versions feature about one minute of additional violent footage not present in US theatrical R-rated version. Unrated version of sex scene between Brian and Carrie is slightly longer and more explicit than the R rated version. See more »
I really liked 'Kalifornia' the first time I watched it several years ago, and seeing it again the other day it has stood the test of time. Director Dominic Sena unfortunately went on to make dumb action movies which don't do his talent justice. The four leads are all equally good. Brad Pitt is a superstar now, but has made some interesting and adventurous choices in the past such as the wonderfully deadpan 'Johnny Suede' and this, possibly his best acting to date. Juliette Lewis has certainly never been better than here. Her only subsequent performance to equal this was in the much maligned 'Natural Born Killers'. Pitt and Lewis steal the movie, but David Duchovny shows in his pre-Mulder days that he has acting chops to spare. Finally, Michelle Forbes is impressive as Duchnovny's snobby, pretentious girlfriend. Why she never became a major star is beyond me. The only minor gripe I have about 'Kalifornia' is the unnecessary and sometimes intrusive narration. Other than that it is a taut, involving thriller, and one of the most underrated movies of the early 90s. Highly recommended.
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