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The Darien Gap (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy | January 1996 (USA)
A young man hitchhikes through Central America until he is faced with crossing an 80-mile gigantic swamp called the Darien Gap. This comedy adventure from Brad Anderson was a Grand Jury Prize nominee at Sundance.

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Brad Anderson

Writer:

Brad Anderson
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Sandi Carroll ... Polly Joy
Bob Druwing Bob Druwing ... Bob
D.W. Ferranti D.W. Ferranti ... Dan (as Daniel Ferranti)
Leech ... Voice-Over Interviewee
Bill Thorpe ... Personnel Director
Lyn Vaus Lyn Vaus ... Lyn
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A young man hitchhikes through Central America until he is faced with crossing an 80-mile gigantic swamp called the Darien Gap. This comedy adventure from Brad Anderson was a Grand Jury Prize nominee at Sundance.

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Funny, well-written film.
6 November 2002 | by McGonigleSee all my reviews

This is a film that easily could have been nothing but a series of cliches. It concerns a "slacker" (Lyn Vaus) whose sole material possession is a digital video camera, with which he attempting to film some sort of documentary. All he winds up doing is going to parties and sticking it in people's faces, but he dreams of traveling the Pan-American Highway to the southern tip of South America.

Somehow, it all comes together into a funny and occasionally touching film. The writing manages to avoid most of the early-90s "slacker" cliches and sucks you into the slightly off-kilter storyline. Definitely worth seeing if you get a chance.


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USA

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English

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January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Nomad (II) See more »
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