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Mojave (2015)

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A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter.


William Monahan


William Monahan (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Garrett Hedlund ... Tom
Louise Bourgoin ... Milly
Cletus Young Cletus Young ... Old-Timer
Oscar Isaac ... Jack
Tim Soergel ... Park Ranger
Ralph Brannen ... Town Car Driver
Walton Goggins ... Jim
Niall Madden Niall Madden ... Eddy
Fran Kranz ... Bob
Matt Jones ... Insane Doorman
Mark Wahlberg ... Norman
Ron Duncan Ron Duncan ... Mal
Oliver Cooper ... Nick
Candice Rodrigo Candice Rodrigo ... Young Female Deputy
Frank Miranda ... Young Male Deputy


A famous Hollywood director is feeling dissatisfied with his life, the issues in it including the disintegration of his marriage which will probably end with an expensive divorce and loss of custody of his young daughter. To get away from his life if only for a short period, he drives into the Mojave Desert. The getaway doesn't turn out the way he expects, the major turning point being when a sociopathic drifter stumbles into his camp. That encounter ends up with both men seemingly wanting to kill the other. What the director is unaware of is that the drifter, who didn't know who he was during their encounter, ends up finding out who he is and about his life, which makes him an easier target once the director returns to Los Angeles. The drifter seemingly wants to torture the director by threats of harm against the director's friends, associates and/or loved ones, including his current girlfriend, a French actress, regardless of if the threats are real or just used as that ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapados (Mojave) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


William Monahan wrote The Gambler (2014), which starred Mark Wahlberg. See more »


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Soft Sheets
Written by Alex Black and Jonny Black
Performed by Cito
Courtesy of Alex Black and Jonny Black
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This is not a bad movie and does have it's moments, the problem is that it is just not that memorable.
11 March 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"This started in the desert and it's gonna end there. You understand? This has to play out." Thomas (Hedlund) has headed out to the desert in hopes to find himself or at least meaning to his life. When Jack (Isaac) shows up Thomas thinks something is a little off. After Jack's intentions are shown it becomes a game of cat and mouse, that doesn't end when they leave the desert. This is not a bad movie and does have it's moments, the problem is that it is just not that memorable. There is some tenseness and excitement to this and the acting is very well done but there is just something missing. I don't mean to sound so harsh toward this movie, but I watched it 2 days ago and can't actually remember enough about it for this review. That has never happened to me before. Overall, not bad, but nothing that will stick with you. This could have been better. I give this a C+.

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