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Omaha (The Movie) (1995)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 28 April 1995 (USA)
From the co-founder of Slamdance comes the story of a young man who returns home from a trip abroad to confront not just his peculiar family and friends, but also a pair of Colombian jewel ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hughston Walkinshaw Hughston Walkinshaw ... Simon / Bookstore Patron
Jill Anderson Jill Anderson ... Gina, Simon's Girlfreind
Frankie Bee Frankie Bee ... Jorge, Columbian Jewel Thief
Christopher M. Dukes ... Gustavo, Columbian Jewel Thief
Lars Erik Madsen Lars Erik Madsen ... Lars, Donut Guy
Dick Mueller Dick Mueller ... Mort, Simon's Father
Scott Kurz ... Evan, Simon's Brother
Rene Johnson Rene Johnson ... Claudette, Simon's Sister
Melissa Jarecke Melissa Jarecke ... Myra, Simon's Mother
Robert J. Garfield Robert J. Garfield ... Bob, Charismatic Guitar Player
Tim Siragusa Tim Siragusa ... Telemarketing Trainer
Donald Ray Schwartz Donald Ray Schwartz ... Jeweler (Gordon's Jewelers)
Ben Nelson Ben Nelson ... Himself (Nebraska Governor) (as Gov. Ben Nelson)
Richard A. Roth Richard A. Roth ... Himself (Douglas County Sheriff)
Allan Abbott Allan Abbott ... Himself (Dept. of Roads Director)


From the co-founder of Slamdance comes the story of a young man who returns home from a trip abroad to confront not just his peculiar family and friends, but also a pair of Colombian jewel thieves and a roving gang of Iowa kickboxers, culminating in a showdown at Carhenge. A seminal movie in the history of independent film, "Omaha: The Movie" was the film that spearheaded the birth of the Slamdance Film Festival. Written by Anonymous

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28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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Nebraska, USA See more »


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$38,000 (estimated)
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Bugeater Films See more »
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To get a DVD release, director-writer Dan Mirvish obtained an agreement for 300,000 sample discs to be included with the shipment of every Pioneer player sold during March and April of 2002. See more »


Sheriff Rich Roth: Roving gangs of kickboxers from Des Moines, Iowa. They've been making their way along the interstate for years. It was just a matter of time before they crossed the river. But we're ready for them.
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Referenced in Carhenge: Genius or Junk? (2005) See more »

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If You Live In Nebraska, You'll Love This Movie
2 April 1999 | by 2001RulzSee all my reviews

I rented "Omaha (The Movie)" at the Library, and haven't seen the video anywhere since then. If you live in Nebraska, you'll definitely take a liking to this movie, but I think you others will enjoy it, too.

Simon, who has a chaotic family life, goes off to Nepal to find "peace with his inner self," only to find that the monk monastery is off of the local interstate and Friday nights are spent watching monster-truck rallies via satellite. Semi-successful, he returns home a year later along with some "ancient Buddhist prayer stones", but his family is still addicted to the television show, "The Feds." On the verge of techno-crisis, he goes down to an old, dark library, meeting his ex-girlfriend who warns him, "Evil forces are at work!" Among these "evil forces" are a gang of kick-boxers from Iowa and some down-on-their-luck Colombian jewel thieves who have begun stalking Simon to get the prayer stones (which are really uncut emeralds). A quest across the state continues, with a car chase ending up at the not-so-famous Carhenge, a replica of Stonehenge, but with cars substituting for the stones, a monument we Nebraskan are very proud of. :-) Like I said, you really have be a Nebraskan (even better, Omahan) to love this movie, but I think it's very funny and would recommend it to you (unless you're from Iowa!!!!!!)


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