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The Brown Bunny (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 November 2003 (Austria)
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Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.

Director:

Vincent Gallo

Writer:

Vincent Gallo
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vincent Gallo ... Bud Clay
Chloë Sevigny ... Daisy (as Chloe Sevigny)
Cheryl Tiegs ... Lilly
Elizabeth Blake Elizabeth Blake ... Rose
Anna Vareschi Anna Vareschi ... Violet
Mary Morasky Mary Morasky ... Mrs. Lemon
Jeffrey Wood Jeffrey Wood ... Featured Racer
Eric Wood Eric Wood ... Featured Racer
Michael Martire Michael Martire ... Featured Racer
Rick Doucette Rick Doucette ... Featured Racer
Jim Lester Jim Lester ... Featured Racer
Michael Niksa Michael Niksa ... Featured Racer
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Storyline

After racing in New Hampshire, the lonely motorcycle racer Bud Clay drives his van in a five-day journey to California for the next race. Along his trip, he meets fan, lonely women, prostitutes, but he leaves them since he is actually looking for the woman he loves, Daisy. He goes to her house and leaves a note telling where he is lodged. Out of the blue, Daisy appears in his hotel room and soon he learns why he cannot find her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

A barna nyúl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,601, 29 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$365,734, 5 December 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Chloë Sevigny claimed in interviews that the fellatio scene was not simulated. See more »

Goofs

When driving through St. Louis, it shows him crossing the Mississippi River from Illinois to Missouri via the Poplar Street Bridge. Soon after, he's shown driving on Hwy 40 through Saint Louis, but in the opposite direction. He's actually traveling back towards the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Bud walks up to a young woman, working behind the counter in a gas station store]
Bud Clay: Hi.
Violet: Hello... Did you just come from the race track?
Bud Clay: Mmhm.
Violet: Did you win?
Bud Clay: No.
Violet: Oh.
Bud Clay: How much is this?
Violet: $2... Will you be racing again?
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Since its world premiere at Cannes the movie has been re-edited although the sex scenes remain intact. The version that premiered theatrically in the US is 26 minutes shorter than the Cannes cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Die, Jerk (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Milk and Honey
Written and Performed by Jackson C. Frank
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
Published by Maxwood Music, Ltd.
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WTF? Film student who thinks he's deep
10 September 2004 | by iamsozenSee all my reviews

Okay, "The Brown Bunny" is a 7 minute movie that is dragged on for 93 painful minutes. How does this happen? Well, it's pretty clear to me that Vincent Gallo really likes the look of his own stubbly face from really close up. I came to this conclusion when I realized it accounts for about twenty to twenty-five minutes of the movie. Then you add in that Vincent Gallo owns a very nice motorcycle...that he likes to show off. The motorcycle doesn't actually take up to much of the screen time (unfortunately), but it does allow some kind of premise. What really bugs me is that there are people who think that this movie was deep. It's not, I can see how the basic premise could be turned into something deep and artistic. But a bad motorcycle driver who has a thing for chics named after flowers and imagines his dead drug addict girlfriend giving him head is not deep by itself, and it doesn't help just to have long scenes of traffic and a not very attractive stubbly mans face. The only reason this movie has gotten any recognition whatsoever is the shock value of showing a blowjob in a non-skin flick. So once again, WTF?


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