A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced...
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A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced with the killing of an asthmatic junkie. The killer settles into a seaside rooming house run by an unhappy married couple and waits for his next victims to unveil themselves. Dream cops plague his nights, while plotting his murders. Meanwhile, he also starts a relationship with a postal clerk.Written by
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When the television newscaster is reporting on the murder of Laurie Bloom, the town's name of Owensville is shown on the screen. Owen Wilson is the star of the film. See more »
The license plates on Ferrin's Volkswagen change from one shot (2VIT788) to the next (5C49127). See more »
[Vann walks into a bar, seeing a lady and a bartender]
Do you have any pie?
No pie. No pizza. No kitchen. Just booze.
You got pickles.
[the three of them look at the pickle jar that's full of yellow juice and yellow pickles]
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When Our Band Goes Marching By
Written by Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus and Amanda Vick Lethco
Performed and Arranged by Tor Hyams
Courtesy of Shooting Gallery Records and Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP) See more »
Recently re-viewed this film again, and was struck by the direction, overall intriguing performances and suspense throughout.
Owen Wilson gives a surprisingly real performance as complex and tortured character,Van, an aimless man with serious issues. As the story develops we see his splitting-off persona, and fictive characters (well-portrayed as police detectives,i.e.; His alter-egos).His pathology is never fully explained, even as he tries to psychoanalyze himself with voice over narrative.
A brilliant film written by Hampton Fancher.First decent suspense film I have seen since Hitchcock.Highly recommended. 10/10.
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