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29 Palms (2002)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 29 July 2005 (UK)
This is the story of a bag of money and the people who come into contact with it.


Leonardo Ricagni


Tino Lucente





Complete credited cast:
Jeremy Davies ... The Drifter
Michael Lerner ... The Judge
Litefoot ... The Warrior #1 (as G. Paul Davis a.k.a Litefoot)
Russell Means ... The Chief
Chris O'Donnell ... The Hitman
Jon Polito ... The Security Guard
Kevin Sifuentes ... The Head of Security
Michael Rapaport ... The Cop
Anita Maltin Anita Maltin ... The Old Lady
Bill Pullman ... The Ticket Clerk
Keith David ... The Sheriff
Rachael Leigh Cook ... The Waitress
P.J. Byrne ... The Doctor
Carlos Mencia ... The Comedian


Can you trust anyone? A corrupt judge is about to rule against the expansion of an Indian casino in the Mohave and needs cover: he tells the tribe's chief that the FBI has an undercover agent on the judge's staff, so the expansion must be on hold. The chief hires a hit man to kill the law clerk. The clerk makes a run for it and manages through a series of botched thefts to end up with the bag of money meant for the hit man. A corrupt cop, a degenerate security guard, a hapless bus station clerk, a scheming waitress, and the hit man himself all want the bag - and the chief and the judge want the clerk dead. Is there any way he gets out of the desert alive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Money, Murder. Betrayal. It's all in the bag.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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When the bus is stolen, someone can be seen walking behind an adjacent bus. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a short additional sequence with Michael Rapaport after the credits have ended. See more »


Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.7 (2002) See more »


Written by Ronnie Dawson and James Barnaby Koumis
Performed by Ronnie Dawson
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a Plot...You mean there WAS one???
31 August 2003 | by cotton-candySee all my reviews

Never in my life, have I ever seen such a movie-- a movie void of ANY plot, or substance at all. Not to mention, I lived in the beautiful small town of 29 Palms. It is the home of a Marine Corp Base. There are jobs, stores, homes, churches, bars, and yes, even, it's own High School and several elementaries too-- Did I mention it has a playhouse with talented actors? Better than this movie produced! Have you seen "Plan 9 from Outer Space, (1959) With Bela Lugosi? Even that one was better, and Bela died while it was being made! I can not believe I actually Paid over 3 bucks to see it! Can I get my money back? To all those who responded before I, what movie were YOU watching? There as no editing, the actors, while I have seen most of them in some GREAT films, must have done this one for free...it was obvious. I would have worn a mask in this one guys. P.U.! If you really liked this movie...You must live in a third world country and has never seen excellence.

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Release Date:

29 July 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Twenty-nine Palms See more »

Filming Locations:

Salton City, California, USA See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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