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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

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Brad Anderson
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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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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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A disillusioned young man decides to randomly move to South America...
6 June 2000 | by erinfinneganSee all my reviews

In this movie, a disillusioned young man of "Generation X" decides his life of unemployment is starting to get boring, so he decides to move to South America. More accurately, (if I remember correctly), he decides to walk to South America from his home somewhere in the U.S., and from his research in the local library, he picks his final destination to be "The Darien Gap."

The only thing preventing his journey is the fact that he's just met a girl. She's a model, with a really funny hat, and they like each other a lot, and naturally, she doesn't want him to leave, as her modeling career has just begun to take off.

I saw this movie on the Sundance Channel several years ago, so I assume it was in the Sundance Film Festival. It has the look and feel of the usual independent films from the mid-1990's, with it's less-than-stellar cinematography and actors you've never heard of playing quirky characters. It even fits in with one of my favorite obscure genres, that is to say, Generation X disillusionment films made by disillusioned Gen Xers. However, "The Darien Gap" falls flat. If you want to see a funnier, quirkier mid-nineties disillusionment film, I recommend "The Four Corners of Nowhere," which makes up in laughs what it loses in cheesiness.


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