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At the hospital, Frank comes out of a coma with amnesia. The sheriff wants to know who shot him. Later Frank remembers that something's happening to the president. Who is Frank?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Frank Kavanaugh
Neve Campbell ... Chloe Richards
Sam Shepard ... Sheriff Jack Kolb
Noble Willingham ... Deputy Shirl Cash
Amy Smart ... Liz Culpepper
Gil Bellows ... Dr. Theodore Conway
Giancarlo Esposito ... J.C. Reynolds
Charles Ortiz ... Nico
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Sterling
Trajan Cuevas Trajan Cuevas ... Dale Petmecky
Jesus Mayorga ... Dwight Petmecky
Cole S. McKay ... Burly Trucker (as Cole McKay)
Guadalupe A. Garcia Guadalupe A. Garcia ... Navaro
Faye Dunaway ... Ms. K
Ellen Blake Ellen Blake ... Helsa
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Frank loses his memory after being shot in small desert town in Texas. As he tries to retrace his steps and figure out his true identity, Frank believes he may be part of a plot to assassinate the president. Written by Kiko200415@yahoo.com

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He's lost his identity... next it may be his life See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violent images and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Assassino do Presidente See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

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

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A majority of the cast were non-professionals at the time. See more »

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When Frank tells Liz she is "really, really beautiful" her hair hangs differently between several shots of her face. See more »

Quotes

Frank Kavanaugh: There is a conspiracy to kill the President of the United States and I know something but I don't know how and it's happening in your town sheriff.
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Bottle Nose Man ... William Sterchi See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blind Horizon: The Cutting Room (2005) See more »

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Baila Mi Changuito
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate
Written by Happy Sanchez and M. Pistel
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This is a great movie!
27 August 2006 | by newfiesailorSee all my reviews

Don't let the rating of the IMDb fool you. This is truly a great movie, very comparable to Blood Simple. Both movies revolve around a magnificent representation of small town southern US, and the setting plays a huge role in both.

The acting is peerless in this film, with Val Kilmer at his finest and notable supporting performances by Sam Shephard, Amy Smart and Neve Campbell. I would imagine most people who voted poorly for this movie were put off by it's slower pace but to myself, it was sheer magic. This movie hits every right note.

Val Kilmer plays Frank Kavanaugh, a man who wakes up in a border town with amnesia after being shot in the head. The rest of the movie is Frank recalling tiny glimpses of his memory brought on by sudden triggers involving the President of the United States, scenes of violence, and mental images of people and places. Neve Campbell plays Kilmer's suspicious wife, Amy Smart is Frank's nurse and Shephard plays the small town sheriff investigating Frank's shooting.

The difference in this movie and some of the big budget Hollywood films is how they manage to capture some of the smaller scenes so right. The seedy bars, the desolation, the cheap hotels, the small hospital. Incredible and has to be seen for that direction alone.

If you are a fan of truly great direction on a lower budget film with grittiness, plot twists and amazing performances then look no further. This is your movie.

Classify it under "The Hidden Gems" category.


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