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Snakeskin (2001)

A hitchhiker takes two kids on the ride of their dreams, but they soon learn that their newfound hero is just as capable of delivering nightmares.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Lynskey ... Alice
Boyd Kestner ... Seth
Dean O'Gorman ... Johnny
Oliver Driver ... Speed
Paul Glover ... Terry
Charlie Bleakley Charlie Bleakley ... Owen
Gordon Hatfield Gordon Hatfield ... Tama
Taika Waititi ... Nelson (as Taika Cohen)
Jodie Rimmer ... Daisy
Adrian Kwan ... Subaru
Jacob Tomuri Jacob Tomuri ... Robbie
Frances Bol Frances Bol ... Swedish Hitch Hiker
Katerina Daniels Katerina Daniels ... Tama's Mum
Violet Faigan Violet Faigan ... Waitress / Space Dust
Nathan Ponio Nathan Ponio ... Pool Player
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Alice (Lynskey) lives in suburban Christchurch, the 'safest place in the world', but she longs for an adventure of American proportions (guns, murder, sex, drugs etc). Her best friend Craig (O'Gorman) changes his name to Johnny because Craig isn't heroic enough for Alice. He is in love with her and waiting for her to settle down so that he can be with her. She likes hanging out with him because of the hot as car he did up himself, a convertible Valiant. Together they roam the roads around SE NZ picking up hitchhikers and looking for excitement. One day they pick up Seth, an American Texas type, with snakeskin boots and a cowboy hat. He is on the run from a gang of skinheads who he stole money from, a Mr. Trippy truck with a couple who he stole a whole crap load of drugs off, and a big Moari dude on a motorcycle. Alice is immediately enchanted by Seth, Johnny jealous. Seth tricks Alice into taking a trip with him. The chase leads them away from their home and toward the hazardous roads... Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2001 (New Zealand) See more »

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Alice: Still, I liked hanging out with him, especially since he got the car. He spent a year doing it up, just so as we could go out driving and pretend like we were on route 66. This wasn't easy because we lived in New Zealand. There were no scorpions and no snakes, no gansters, people didn't carry handguns. It seemed to me like the safest. fucking. country in the world. And I hated it.
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The Crystal Chain
Written by Simon Mclaren (as S Maclaren), Steve Reay (as S Reay), Brendan Moran (as B Moran), Jared Johanson (as J Johanson)
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Courtesy of Flying Nun Records
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Beautiful mystical opening song
22 February 2005 | by icequeen300See all my reviews

As the film opens there is a song playing, the lyrics are something along the lines of "there's a dust cloud out there, and its bigger than Texas.." I have searched high and low for what this song is and who sings it on the internet but to no avail. If anyone has the slightest idea about it I would really appreciate it if you let me know. It plays just before Melanie Lynsky starts narrating and listing her heroes, various movie characters including Thelma and Louise. I think the lyrics in the song represent her desire for the adventure she has always lived for which is about to finally happen to her, though she doesn't yet know it. What is before her is elusive and hidden, behind a giant dust cloud. Lol even if you just liked the song as well I'd love to know i'm not alone and the song actually does exist!


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