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Road Ends (1997)

R | | Crime, Thriller | July 1999 (Spain)
Esteban is on the run. The FBI wants him back as star/only witness against a drug lord, who wants him dead and sends killers on his trail. It comes to a showdown in a small southern town.

Director:

Rick King

Writer:

Bill Mesce Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Sheriff Ben Gilchrist
Peter Coyote ... Gene Gere
Chris Sarandon ... Esteban Maceda
Joanna Gleason ... Armacost
Mariel Hemingway ... Kat
Geoffrey Thorne ... Roger Modine
Bert Remsen ... Arliss
Patricia Van Ingen Patricia Van Ingen ... Mama
Miguel Nájera ... Orosco
Robert Covarrubias ... Mexican Suit
Brad Blaisdell ... Smoothie
Steve Larson ... Surfer
Marte Boyle Slout Marte Boyle Slout ... Matron
Christopher Boyer ... Forensics
John Jabaley John Jabaley ... The Rube
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Storyline

Esteban, a mysterious figure involved in a drug deal of some kind, arrives in a quiet desert town. He signs in at the local hotel using the name 'Gene Gere', which happens to be the name of an FBI agent in Los Angeles working on the same drug deal. While Gere tries to track down Esteban's whereabouts, the town's sheriff is also starting to get suspicious about the stranger's activities. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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There's nowhere left to run.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The town where Maceda hides out to await Orosco is called Diesirae. "Dies Irae" is a Latin phrase meaning "day of wrath". See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Eva
Written by Raul Pacheco, Jose Espinosa & Ulises bella
Performed by Ozomatli
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potential classic
22 September 2003 | by jcappySee all my reviews

This has all the makings of a classic but for the gratuitous violence and some unnecessary type casting. The two best roles belong to Chris Sarandon and Peter Coyote's partner. Sarandon's is the pivotal performance that holds the film together and gives it its compelling quality. It's a strong, human, and very unusual role, which would have been made even more convincing if Hopper and Hemmingway were fuller, more serious, and less stereotypical (both have good moments, though). Despite its weaknesses, this is still a good find--if over the top automatic weapon fire doesn't spoil it for you).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Road Ends See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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