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Searchers 2.0 (2007)

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The 'has-been' Hollywood Western actors, Mel Torres and Fred Fletcher, hear Fritz Frobisher will attend a screening of one of his movies in Arizona. They decide to go exact revenge on him ... See full summary »

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Alex Cox

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Alex Cox
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Del Zamora ... Mel Torres
Andres Carranza Andres Carranza ... Mexican Guy
Jason Norquist Jason Norquist ... Driver
Ed Pansullo Ed Pansullo ... Fred Fletcher
Leonard Maltin ... Film Critic
Jaclyn Jonet ... Delilah Torres
Sy Richardson ... Fritz Frobisher
Cy Carter ... Director
Roger Corman ... Producer
Brandon Carlos Brandon Carlos ... Young Mel
Zahn McClarnon ... Rusty Frobisher
Steven Fierberg ... Proprietor
Alex Cox ... Entrepreneur
Esther Williams Esther Williams ... Goulding's Employee #1
Linda Litsui Linda Litsui ... Goulding's Employee #2
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The 'has-been' Hollywood Western actors, Mel Torres and Fred Fletcher, hear Fritz Frobisher will attend a screening of one of his movies in Arizona. They decide to go exact revenge on him for terrorizing them and other kids with a whip on their first set. To this end Mel's unenthusiastic daughter, Delilah, is persuaded to provide her decent car, and comes along all the way from L.A. Endless discussions about movies, simple philosophy and morality are interlaced with accidental and purely scare-induced horror. When they arrive, neither the screening nor Frobisher are anything like they imagined. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content

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Eccentric and Refreshing Road Movie
28 January 2012 | by Slime-3See all my reviews

English director Alex Cox takes the classic American road movie formula and adds in all manner of refreshing contemporary satirical twists and turns. Made on a minute budget with tiny crew and shot on digital video in just 15 days, THE SEARCHERS 2.0 has some wonderful thoughtful moments, great dialogue, amusing and intriguing characters and the best backdrop in the world - Monument Valley. Yes the cut-price way it was shot creeps in occasionally. The sound in one scene includes a buzzing generator in one view but not in the reverse angles and the use of natural light does sometimes mean a gloomy foreground is overwhelmed by the sunlight in the distance,but in many ways this gives it a raw charm. The acting is equally variable but where it creaks one might almost feel it's appropriate as the two main characters, ex child actors who never made-it beyond B-movies and bit parts, endlessly discuss films they were in or admired. They also enjoy name checking dozens of 'fellow actors' along the way who are always given some positive comment along the line of "a great actor!" or "underrated actor!" The ending is surreal and could be seen to detract from the rhythm and style of what has gone before (although there are several surreal elements along the way!) but overall it's such en enjoyable ride that it's easy to forgive. A hidden gem.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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$172,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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