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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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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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During the movie, Early Grace sports a chipped tooth. Brad Pitt visited a dentist to have the tooth chipped for the role. See more »

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The foursome begins the journey in Atlanta (The Georgia Dome is visible during the Breakfast Cereal Conspiracy conversation). After they've traveled 480 miles, Atlanta landmarks are still visible outside the car (Equitable building, Spaghetti Junction, etc) See more »

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Early Grayce: What's your name, boy?
Walter Livesy: Walter Livesy.
Early Grayce: Well, I think I gotta kill you, Walter. How you feel about that?
Walter Livesy: Not so good. Are you sure you have to?
Early Grayce: Don't know. Wish I did.
Carrie Laughlin: Early, please be.
Early Grayce: Shut up! Goddammit! I'm trying to have a conversation with Walter! Sorry about that, Walter. Where you from?
Walter Livesy: Vernon, Florida.
Early Grayce: Don't know it. Any hunting?
Walter Livesy: Turkeys sometimes.
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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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To the actors of Kal-ee-for-nee-a, I say...
30 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Nicely done! (pardon my Arnold Schwarzenegger)...

This movie was completely ignored when released back in '93, and that's a shame. It's a great, suspenseful two hour road-trip that certainly opened my eyes to see that Brad Pitt was indeed an actor. He looks like he took took the 'method-acting' thing seriously, as with his appearance in TRUE ROMANCE, I doubt he took even one shower in 1992.

Duchovny & Forbes were also fine as the normal half of this "ride share from hell", but I'm guessing Juliette Lewis' naive "jailbait" turned off a few people (see NBK or CAPE FEAR for further proof). Just ignore her grating & whiny delivery, and go along for the wild ride all the way to KALIFORNIA.


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