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American Strays (1996)

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The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman... See full summary »

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Michael Covert

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Michael Covert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Plank ... Sonny
Melora Walters ... Cindy
John Savage ... Dwayne
Brion James ... Oris
Joe Viterelli ... Gene
James Russo ... Eddie
Luke Perry ... Johnny
Will Rothhaar ... Jordan
Jessica Perelman Jessica Perelman ... Daphne
Toni Kalem ... Alice
Eric Roberts ... Martin
Vonte Sweet ... Mondo
Anthony Lee Anthony Lee ... Omar
Stephanie Cushna Stephanie Cushna ... Johnny's Girlfriend
Sam J. Jones ... Exterminator (as Sam Jones)
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The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman whose only commodity is death and the story of a young man who finds that the death that he wishes for is difficult to find. Others are just traveling through, on their way to another place when they stop to eat at Red's Desert Oasis. The food may not be great, and the waitress may be surly, but those who stopped at Red's will find that they are involved in the showdown of their life. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Love 'em or Kill 'em.

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

América Selvagem See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,910
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in BlackMale (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

America The Beautiful
Written by Katharine Lee Bates (as K.L. Bates) and Samuel A. Ward (as S. Ward)
Performed by Jim Gilstrap
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I am this movie's greatest fan...
28 January 2002 | by Morgana-1See all my reviews

If you're a fan of twisted plots, crazy characters, and movies that may not exactly make sense, you need to see this film. If you enjoyed Guy Richie's films (Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels; Snatch) with multiple plots running together, seemingly unrelated till the very end, you will probably also enjoy this movie.

Perhaps my favorite thing about American Strays are the Strays themselves - a cast of some of the most bizarre characters ever seen in cinema assembled in a way that just barely makes sense. I find myself really rooting for some characters and wishing death on others.

There is some bad acting in this film, and some choppy dialogue, and some pretty unbelievable plots, but that's part of this movie's charm. It's almost a terrible movie, I always think, "i can't believe i'm watching this (again!)," but when it's over, I am so glad I watched it.

This movie is a secret treasure. I don't know anyone who's seen it, other than people I make watch it. It's hard to find, most video rental places don't carry it, so you'll just have to buy it.


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