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Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit, he waits for ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
River Phoenix ... Boy
Judy Davis ... Buffy Fletcher
Jonathan Pryce ... Harry Fletcher
Karen Black ... Motel Woman
T. Dan Hopkins ... Joe Tapesi
Lorne Miller Lorne Miller ... Mechanic / Motel Woman's Son
Julius Drum Julius Drum ... Indian #1 (as Julius 'Josh' Drum)
John Trudell ... Indian #2 (as John Trudell Jr.)
Rodney A. Grant ... Indian #3
George Aguilar ... Indian #4
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Silberkraus Stephen Silberkraus ... The Fletcher's Son
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Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit, he waits for the end of the world, carving Kachina dolls that he believes have magical powers. While travelling on a "second" honeymoon across the Arizona desert, the car of a Hollywood jet-set couple breaks down. They are rescued by Boy, who holds them prisoner, because he desires the woman, and wants to create a better world with her. Written by GeorgeSluizer.com

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Release Date:

26 April 2014 (Japan) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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In a 2015 interview with The Guardian, Jonathan Pryce cited making this film as the worst job he had ever done: 'It was a horrible experience even before River Phoenix died. I adored him, but other factors on the production made me never want to act again.' See more »

Quotes

Boy: Show me a sane man and I'll show you a real moron.
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Featured in Too Young to Die: River Phoenix, der scheue Star (2014) See more »

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Visceral road movie
28 January 2019 | by seanhayes1See all my reviews

I never really took much notice of River movies at the time he were alive but this film had me feeling a good connection to the character and story. The pace of the movie felt similar to No Country For Old Men. The missing scenes did not seem to subtract from the movie as the main story is there and as stated the director gives us a voice over. Certainly a film to watch again.


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