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An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than... See more »

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Pete Kepler
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Blue Baxter
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Skye Davidson
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Ely Jackson
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Prof. Lance Davidson
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Cale
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Sandy
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Haley Gordon
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Billy Baxter
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Dr. Gordon
Lee Holmes ...
Deputy Keeler
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Caroline Baxter
Jerry Agee ...
Insurance Agent
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Sheriff Jackson
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Truck Driver
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Agent Frank Bellows
Nate Moore ...
Agent Red
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Agent Green (as Ntare Mwine)
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Agent Summers
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KBLU Radio DJ (voice)
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Mickey Moonday (voice)
MacDaddy Beefcake ...
Telly Clems (voice)
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Sebastian ...
FBI Agent

Directed by

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Morgan J. Freeman

Written by

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Morgan J. Freeman ... (writer)

Produced by

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Effie Brown ... line producer
Michael Burns ... producer
Marc Butan ... executive producer
Leanna Creel ... executive producer
Kip Hagopian ... executive producer
Gill Holland ... co-producer
Nadia Leonelli ... producer
A. Carter Pottash ... co-producer
Andrea Sperling ... producer

Music by

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Vytas Nagisetty

Cinematography by

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Enrique Chediak

Film Editing by

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Sabine Hoffman

Editorial Department

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Arjay Baker ... assistant editor
Mark Ginsberg ... timing (as Mark Ginsburg)
Ben Perez ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Susan Shopmaker

Production Design by

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David Doernberg

Art Direction by

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Amy Beth Silver ... (as Amy Silver)

Costume Design by

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Trish Summerville

Makeup Department

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Maryann Marchetti ... makeup artist
Mia Thoen ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Arjay Baker ... post-production supervisor
Ted Gidlow ... executive production manager
Heather Kindberg ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cecily Kaston ... second assistant director
Alex MacInnis ... second second assistant director / second unit director
Jamin O'Brien ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Damon Chessé ... leadman
Aubin Crowel ... scenic artist (as Aubin Crowell)
Tom Laney ... assistant property master
Ronald Liberti ... property master (as Ron Liberti)
Andrea Stanley ... assistant art director

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Jared Blume ... adr engineer
Scott Cannizzaro ... adr mixer
Eric A. Christoffersen ... consultant: Dolby
Margaret Crimmins ... sound designer
Paul Hsu ... sound designer
Grant Inaba ... boom operator
Mike Lanoue ... production sound mixer
Linda Russo ... foley artist
Tony Volante ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Terry Mack ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Johnny Gray ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dan Ayers ... steadicam operator
Dayvon Baldwin ... grip
Michael Barnett ... assistant camera: second camera (as Mike Barnett)
Claire F. Cario ... second assistant camera
Greg Davis ... electrician
Johnny Erbes-Chan ... dolly grip
Andrew Fishman ... grip
Paul Helling ... electrician
Alan Jacobsen ... gaffer
Ted Kennedy ... grip
Scott Levy ... electrician
Steven Lubensky ... first assistant camera (as Steve Lubensky)
Scott Miller ... best boy
Marcel Schoettel ... electrician
Andy Thomas ... key grip (as Andrew M. Thomas)

Casting Department

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Erica Palgon ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nancy Au ... costume department supervisor
Stacy Horn ... key set costumer

Location Management

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Chris Baugh ... location manager
Chris Larsen ... assistant location manager (as Chris A. Larsen)

Music Department

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Jonathan Appell ... score mixer / score recordist
Tracy McKnight ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Molly Maguire ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Terry Mack ... transportation coordinator
D.B. Samuel ... transportation captain

Additional Crew

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Jerry Agee ... assistant production coordinator
Mike Crawford ... production accountant
Rob Feld ... production resources
Howard Gertler ... delivery coordinator
Audra Levi ... assistant accountant
L. Tracy Mackenzie ... production coordinator
Adam Seth Nelson ... marketing & public relations
Narween Otto ... assistant to director
Rhonda Wheelan ... craft service
Ted Gidlow ... production executive (uncredited)
Trent Hara ... production coordinator (uncredited)

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Dayvon Baldwin ... in memory of

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Plot Summary

An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than expected because of an accident that spilled an unknown cola ingredient all over the highway. They spend the next few days with the various residents of the town which include a teenage girl who loves to blow things up and a boy trying to keep alive his fathers dream of building a beachside resort in the middle of the desert. Written by Gregory Paris

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Also Known As
  • Печаль пустыни (Russia)
  • A világ legnagyobb tölcsére (Hungary)
  • Kalifornian taivaan alla (Finland)
  • Algo extraño está pasando (Argentina)
  • Uma Aventura no Deserto (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $13,092, 06 Jun 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia The city of Goldfield, Nevada had more snow during the four weeks of production than it had in the preceding thirty years. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rilo Kiley: The Frug (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Honk If You're Lonely Tonight See more »
Quotes Professor Davidson: Remember: one person's interminable stretch of highway is--
Skye Davidson: Is another person's road to adventure, I know. But going out of our way to see a giant ice-cream cone? That's crazy.
Professor Davidson: Crazy? Crazy is NOT to see the giant ice-cream cone. How'd you like to tell your friends we were in Baxter--Oh, didja see the giant ice-cream cone? No, we missed it. THAT would be crazy.
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