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Kalifornia (1993)

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A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Early Grayce
Kathy Larson ... Teenage Girl (as Catherine Larson)
David Milford ... Driver
... Brian Kessler
John Zarchen ... Peter
David Rose ... Eric
... Carrie Laughlin
Tommy Chappelle ... Old Man
... Adele Corners
... Parole Officer
James Michael McDougal ... John Diebold (as J. Michael McDougal)
Patricia Sill ... Carol
... Police Officer
Marisa Raper ... Little Girl
Bill Crabb ... Middle Aged Farmer (as Bill Crabbe)
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Storyline

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 Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Калифорния  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,395,231
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Duchovny later starred in the TV series Californication (2007). See more »

Goofs

We first see Early's pistol laying in a bag on the car's back seat. A closeup clearly shows it to be a parkerized U.S. military World War II M1911A1 (with commercial grip panels). But later, when Early and Brian are firing it at an abandoned building, Early says it's a Japanese pistol. See more »

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Brian Kessler: I'll never know why Early Grayce became a killer. I don't know why any of them did. When I looked into his eyes I felt nothing, nothing. That day I learned that any one of us is capable of taking another human life. But I also learned there is a difference between us and them: it's feeling remorse. Dealing with guilt. Confronting a conscience. Early never did.
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No One Said It Would Be Easy
Written by Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert, Dan Schwartz
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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A disturbing and intriguing film.
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Kalifornia is the story of a writer and his girlfriend photographer who are looking for someone to help pay gas money and take turns at the wheel for a cross country road trip to famous murder sights. Ironically a serial killer and his girlfriend answer the post. Kalifornia is a diamond in the rough and a very intriguing journey with a serial killer. Great performances all around by the leads with Pitt in particular being exceptional. Check it out!!


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