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The Sunchaser (1996)

Michael Reynolds is a rich oncologist who has a one hundred seventy-five thousand dollar sports car, a multi-million dollar house, and a new boost in his career. Brandon "Blue" Monroe is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Cimino

Writer:

Charles Leavitt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Dr. Michael Reynolds
Jon Seda ... Brandon 'Blue' Monroe
Anne Bancroft ... Dr. Renata Baumbauer
Alexandra Tydings ... Victoria Reynolds
Matt Mulhern ... Dr. Chip Byrnes
Talisa Soto ... Navajo Woman
Richard Bauer Richard Bauer ... Dr. Bradford
Victor Aaron Victor Aaron ... Webster Skyhorse
Lawrence Pressman ... Agent in Charge Collier
Michael O'Neill ... Agent Moreland
Harry Carey Jr. ... Cashier
Carmen Dell'Orefice ... Arabella
Brooke Ashley Brooke Ashley ... Calantha Reynolds
Andrea Roth ... Head Nurse
Bob Minor ... Deputy Lynch
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Storyline

Michael Reynolds is a rich oncologist who has a one hundred seventy-five thousand dollar sports car, a multi-million dollar house, and a new boost in his career. Brandon "Blue" Monroe is a dying patient who kidnaps Reynolds. They are going to a legendary Navajo healing place while a manhunt closes in. Soon the men get closer in understanding, and to the place that may save them both. Written by Robert Krzanowski <stonedpsycho@hotmail.com>

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It began as a kidnapping. It became a journey of hope.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was entered into the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

The cigarette the attendant in the gas station is smoking varies in length dramatically and incongruously, from being nearly smoked to the nub, almost freshly lit, and back again. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Brandon 'Blue' Monroe: May beauty be before me. May beauty be behind me. May beauty be above me. May beauty be below me. May beauty be all around me.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

So Young
Written by Roy Orbison, Mike Curb and Roger Christian
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Orbison Records/Mercury Nashville Records
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Great acting, decent plot, worst sound track ever!
18 December 2018 | by smoothstratSee all my reviews

We just viewed this on Netflix.... the plot is credible and interesting. The acting is very good. But we couldn't help but get distracted by a soundtrack that was nothing less that ridiculous. Who in the heck did this?? The backing music was sometimes out of a spaghetti western, then street rap, the gospel and just never really worked with the plot and acting.

Though the plot was interesting and kept us engaged, the ending was most definitely "lackluster" - what a bummer.. It made little sense, it is like they ran out of film and just threw something together for the last 5-mins. Too bad, we liked it until the end, despite the soundtrack.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Navajo

Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sunchaser See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,845, 27 October 1996

Gross USA:

$21,508

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,508
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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