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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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Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Ann Evans ... Paulina McTeague
... Frank Norris
Nicole Fellows ... Trina, 11 Years (as Nicole Sarah Fellows)
... Catalina McTeague
... Jacob McTeague
... Trina McTeague
... Marcus
... Duster
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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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Rated R for some language, sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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12 September 2000 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Diamond hunt in the desert leads to desperation and despair
25 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Great flick...James Spader does a fabulous job of looking grungy and sounding lowdown. I barely recognized him...a sign of great acting! Minnie Driver proves she can act AND look great even as a filthy, obsessed treasure hunter. Josh Brolin was so good at being "simple-minded" that I was surprised to see him as an intelligent character in another film. Fun, sad, with great twists. You'll like it...


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