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29 Palms (2002)

This is the story of a bag of money and the people who come into contact with it.

Director:

Leonardo Ricagni

Writer:

Tino Lucente
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When the drifter and the waitress are in the motel room and it is raining outside, they are eating in front of the window and you can clearly see the stream coming from a hose hitting the window. See more »

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

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I Had My Chance
Written by Mark Sandman
Performed by Morphine
Courtesy of Rykodisc
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Hugely disappointing
23 November 2005 | by purdypurdypurdySee all my reviews

Extremely disappointing story, completely lacking originality and creative flair.

Wasted cast, no development, too much reliance on coincidence, not funny, not interesting to look at... put you off yet? Story is the old hackneyed idea of a misplaced bag of money. Seen it done before? Probably. Each introduced character wants to get their hands on the stash of cash and we're given Jeremy Davies' character to cheer on, and others to jeer on.

What follows lacks any freshness or interest, which is really disappointing. Probably what could've saved this, if anything, would be a dash of Coen perspective and dark humour. A sudden attempt at inventive editing in the last twenty minutes does little to pick up the pace (if you're still awake) and even a turn by Bill Pullman can't do much to save it. Rachel Leigh Cook is pretty, though...


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