6.2/10
3,573
26 user 15 critic

The Sunchaser (1996)

Michael Reynolds is a rich oncologist who has a one hundred seventy-five thousand dollar sports car, a multi-million dollar house, and a new boost in his career. Brandon "Blue" Monroe is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Cimino

Writer:

Charles Leavitt
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Sicilian (1987)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.

Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An escaped con, on the run from the law, moves into a married couple's house and takes over their lives.

Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders.

Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two cowboys have their friendship tested when they fall for the same girl.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Billy Crudup, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Journalist Floyd from the U.S., Michael Henderson from the U.K., and their teams meet at the beginning of the Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports, they find an orphanage run by ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As they visit New York City, a pair of cowboys have to become unlikely heroes when their friend is kidnapped.

Director: Gregg Champion
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott
Q & A (1990)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuses to help him in this gritty ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante
Palmetto (1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben.

Director: Roland Joffé
Stars: Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Dr. Michael Reynolds
Jon Seda ... Brandon 'Blue' Monroe
Anne Bancroft ... Dr. Renata Baumbauer
Alexandra Tydings ... Victoria Reynolds
Matt Mulhern ... Dr. Chip Byrnes
Talisa Soto ... Navajo Woman
Richard Bauer Richard Bauer ... Dr. Bradford
Victor Aaron Victor Aaron ... Webster Skyhorse
Lawrence Pressman ... Agent in Charge Collier
Michael O'Neill ... Agent Moreland
Harry Carey Jr. ... Cashier
Carmen Dell'Orefice ... Arabella
Brooke Ashley Brooke Ashley ... Calantha Reynolds
Andrea Roth ... Head Nurse
Bob Minor ... Deputy Lynch
Edit

Storyline

Michael Reynolds is a rich oncologist who has a one hundred seventy-five thousand dollar sports car, a multi-million dollar house, and a new boost in his career. Brandon "Blue" Monroe is a dying patient who kidnaps Reynolds. They are going to a legendary Navajo healing place while a manhunt closes in. Soon the men get closer in understanding, and to the place that may save them both. Written by Robert Krzanowski <stonedpsycho@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It began as a kidnapping. It became a journey of hope.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Navajo

Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunchaser See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,845, 27 October 1996

Gross USA:

$21,508

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,508
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The last feature film directed by Michael Cimino. See more »

Goofs

The bullet hole in the windshield of the car is clearly visible a few seconds before the bullet is fired. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Michael Reynolds: You have a television.
Navajo woman: No. I get Good Morning America through smoke signals.
See more »

Crazy Credits

For Hal See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Teddy Bear's Picnic
Written by John W. Bratton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
the sunchasers
19 March 2007 | by one_way1983See all my reviews

I loved this film. It is a profoundly deep and moving. This is a film that I don't get tired of watching. It touches the cores of your heart. The story involved a dying man (played by Seda) who kidnaps a self absorbed doctor (played by Harrelson)and along the way they both go through this journey of self discovery. I get emotional toward the end of this film and I think that it is beautifully acted and not well filmed, but sometimes you have to look pass that and see the overall message of the film, which the director was able to put forth. I highly recommend this film. I think this is one Harrelson best film that I have seen him in and Jon Seda shows that he has potential to be a great actor due to his fine acting in this film.


11 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed