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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 ... 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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Дурная кровь See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Michael Caine was originally announced for the Jonathan Pryce role. See more »

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Boy: Show me a sane man and I'll show you a real moron.
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Featured in George Sluizer - Filmen over grenzen (2006) See more »

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The Inescapable Road Movie - The Apocalypse Of Destruction
3 October 2012 | by Screen_MavenSee all my reviews

The Making: This movie was shot during three years of production. Only at most 13 days left for the last film takes, but then River Phoenix died sadly due to a mix of drugs at an age of just 23. Then the legal tug of war started for almost 20 years. In the mean time the Dutch director George Sluizer became after those twenty years, almost eighty years and now suffering from his illness.

The legal war was about to end in an apocalypse of destruction. Where the insurance company ordered to destroy the raw film material that was laying for almost 20 years in a safe. All the creative work and acting would be gone forever, but.. When the ill director heard on a Tuesday afternoon, that they would destroy the material on the very next Friday, he ordered to save and rescue the material for mankind. Knowing that all the legal path ways were gone, he ordered with the sense of urgency, a burglar to get the material from the save! And that was the start of the editing of this wonderful road movie, that otherwise was burned and therefore stolen from mankind. Isn't this true story worth to make a movie about? That the 13 days of shooting where missing, didn't affect the end result. As a matter of fact, it adds value to this one of a kind movie.

The end result - The Movie It was a real pleasure to see the calm, but intense images. You could feel the heat in more then one way. The colors of the material, the acting, the desolate Monument Valley atmosphere, the inescapable situation, the desire of River Phoenix as Boy, all contributed to the thrilling heat.

The epilogue of the making My question to the director was, if the legal dossier could be closed now. In other words; Can we all enjoy now this movie? Unfortunately, NO. Not at this moment, because there is still an issue about who owns the rights on the negatives.. Can you imagine?

I hope, as soon as possible, you all can enjoy this inescapable road movie.. in more then one way.

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