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Slow Burn (2000)

A distinguished explorer finds herself stranded in the Mexican desert with two escaped convicts and a stash of diamonds.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Ann Evans Jennifer Ann Evans ... Paulina McTeague
Stuart Wilson ... Frank Norris
Nicole Fellows Nicole Fellows ... Trina, 11 Years (as Nicole Sarah Fellows)
Caprice Benedetti ... Catalina McTeague
Chris Mulkey ... Jacob McTeague
Minnie Driver ... Trina McTeague
James Spader ... Marcus
Josh Brolin ... Duster
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Storyline

Two Americans, with their young daughter Trina, live in the northern Mexican desert, searching for family diamonds lost years before. Jump ahead, Trina's parents are mysteriously dead, and Trina, now grown, continues the search against the advice of Frank, an old family friend. Two gringo convicts, recently escaped from the Matamoros prison and headed for Texas, stumble upon the diamonds then find Trina and ask her for a ride. She realizes they've found the diamonds, keeps that from them, and tries to spirit the diamonds away. Various alliances form and break, one of the convicts tries to convince her to abandon her quest, and Frank watches from a distance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Lust Greed Betrayal

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Rated R for some language, sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slow Burn See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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One of the characters, Frank Norris, is named after the author whose book this film took inspiration from. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Valley of Bones (2017) See more »

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It's unbelievable and disheartening to see...
6 April 2001 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

...how many reviewers are unfamiliar with GREED, an engrossing and fascinating film that many critics list in their all-time top ten. This film is a blatant tribute to that film and the book it's based on. Among the many clues are the setting, the characters' names (Marcus, Trina, McTeague, Frank Norris (!!)), the theme, and probably many more things that I've missed. To all who are reading this, please immediately make plans to see GREED by Erich Von Stroheim, the Man You Love to Hate, and the butler from SUNSET BOULEVARD! To be a serious movie-watcher and not to have seen it, is like being interested in drama and having never read Shakespeare.


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