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Roadside Prophets (1992)

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Two strangers meet on the road and travel through Nevada on motorcycle to find an elusive spot where they can dump another man's ashes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Doe ... Joe Mosely
David Anthony Marshall ... Dave Coleman
Judyth Thurman ... Stripper
Biff Yeager ... Bartender
Sonna Chavez Sonna Chavez ... Angie Abbott
Adam Horovitz ... Sam
Erica Rogers ... Housekeeper
JD Cullum ... Mr. Andrews (as J.D. Cullum)
Ebbe Roe Smith ... Journalist
David Swinson David Swinson ... Fred Nieman
Aaron Lustig ... Morning Desk Clerk
Arlo Guthrie ... Harvey
Timothy Leary ... Salvadore
Pam Lambert ... Mini-Mart Cashier
Beth DePatie Beth DePatie ... Daisy
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Storyline

Bizarre and surreal road movie about a biker and his unlikely sidekick. On a quest to fulfill a friend's last wish, Joe takes to the desert road on his 1957 Harley-Davidson and meets a succession of odd characters, including Sam. Sam begins following Joe, on a quest of his own, which necessitates staying in Motel 9's wherever they go. Themes such as friendship, faith, and isolation are brought into sharp relief by strange situations, the lonely road, and the stark emptiness of the desert. There are also several humorous cameos. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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They weren't born to be wild. It just turned out that way.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Asphalt-Propheten See more »

Filming Locations:

Barstow, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,066, 29 March 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$147,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,645
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

David Carradine was originally supposed to reappear towards the end, but he walked off the movie before the original intended ending was shot, and hence the ending had to be re-written without him. See more »

Quotes

Joe Mosely: You want life to mean something, and be real and stuff. But then you just get old... and get a job.
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Connections

References The Hills Have Eyes (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Freeway Strut
Performed by Little Patrick
Written by Paul Leo Politi
Published by Easy-Going Music / Drive-In Music (BMI)
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
Courtesy of Paul Leo Politi
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
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The main character of this film is on a journey to find a place his dead friend (who he knew for all of 3 hours) talked about and scatter his ashes there. Along the way he bumps into a young man with an obsession with a chain of motels and fireworks who eventually ends up following him everywhere. They become friends (sort-of) and have a very strange adventure indeed. I bought this film to see Adam Horowitz and he gave a great performance. John Doe was average at best but the star had to be John Cusack in a small cameo. Worth watching if you like very odd films. I do so I give it **** out of *****!


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