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.
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They weren't born to be wild. It just turned out that way.
8 October 1992 (Germany)
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Opening Weekend USA: $11,066,
29 March 1992, Limited Release
Gross USA: $147,724
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $157,645
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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
You want life to mean something, and be real and stuff. But then you just get old... and get a job.
References The Hills Have Eyes
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
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