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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,183, 15 September 1996

Gross USA:

$1,910

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,910
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in BlackMale (2000) See more »

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Phat Sedan
Written & Performed by J. Slamm & Robby Melnik
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You can love it or hate it, but you can't ignore this film....
29 January 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Totally original ideas abound in "American Strays". This stylish black comedy where nothing is explained, has converging story lines. Among the bizarre desert travelers are a dysfunctional family, bickering mob figures, a vacuum salesman serial killer, and other quirky characters. The liberal quantities of violence are tempered by a fresh and unpredictable script. Incredible cast, incredible dialog, with above average character development. The beautiful desert locale photography adds immensely, and the soundtrack is memorable. I recommend going into this movie without reading any plot summaries, and simply coming along for the ride with these unforgettable characters. - MERK


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