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Border to Border (1998)

Director:

Thomas Whelan

Writers:

Jeff Johnson (story), Corey Miller (as Corey D. Miller) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Curtis Armstrong ... Man in Diner
Lisa Arturo ... Lisa
Wendy Baker Wendy Baker ... Kelly
Ran Barker Ran Barker ... RV Driver
Abraham Benrubi ... Geddy Paretti
Sabrina Bertaccini ... Miss Kitty
Kent Buchanan Kent Buchanan ... Flat Tire Guy
K Callan ... Mrs. Piston
Nairi Davoudian Nairi Davoudian ... Susan
Farrah Fox-Collis Farrah Fox-Collis ... Waitress in Cafe
Randy Gangé Randy Gangé ... Pilot
Marla Gibbs ... Dela
Justin Gorence Justin Gorence ... Alex Lofton
Rick Hoffman ... Clerk
Brandon K. Hogan Brandon K. Hogan ... Elvis Impersonator
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You never know who you will meet on the Highway of Life

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Official Sites:

Stage 15

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1998 (USA) See more »

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At last- the cure for insomnia!
29 May 2002 | by poe426See all my reviews

It's easy enough when assessing the work of a neophyte filmmaker to point the finger of blame; easy enough to second guess, with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, what the intentions were. First-time filmmakers (or "paid amateurs," if you will) can sometimes be forgiven their tell-tale excesses (on the theory that they really didn't know what they were doing, though many of them have graduated from film school these days and certainly SHOULD know better).

In this case, blame must be laid with the WRITERS. There are four credited here, which is almost never a good sign. Four different directions in which the film might go, and, in this one, that's the crux of the problem: one can't distinguish between the comedy, the drama, or the mix because the director- who happens to be one of the writers- doesn't have a firm grip on things. (And why is Curtis Armstrong- who played "Booger" in the REVENGE OF THE NERDS movies- wasted in a brief cameo? His part is only marginally significant, and could've been handled by a no-doubt less expensive newcomer. Familiar faces turn up throughout this movie, briefly, and fall by the wayside, as it were. The string of cameos are notable only for their brevity. Were the filmmakers demonstrating some misplaced largesse?) Storywise, there are gaping plot holes large enough to drive a truck through (logic never rears its ugly head), there are nonsensical, inappropriate comments (and two-bit witticisms and cheapjack philosophy) from out of left field throughout that leave one scratching one's head in confusion (inane banalities abound). See the movie for the performance of newcomer Neil Mather, who steals the show, but don't expect a whole lot else for your money.


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