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Detour (1998)

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When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Fahey ... Danny Devlin
James Russo ... Ziggy Rotella
Michael Madsen ... Burl Rogers
Gary Busey ... Mo Ginsburg
Tim Thomerson ... Mel Kiner
Robert Miano ... Gianni Grasso
Darnell Williams Darnell Williams ... Gillette
Stacie Randall ... Inga
Evan Rachel Wood ... Daniella Rogers (as Evan Rachel Woods)
Elizabeth Lambert ... Britt Rogers (as Locky Lambert)
Paul Sampson ... Petey
Bob Giovanni Bob Giovanni ... Rosey
Ken Lombard Ken Lombard ... Sully
Eddie Ebell Eddie Ebell ... Bobby
Doyle McCurley Doyle McCurley ... Cal


When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the farm on the condition that he must open the dairy and run it for two years. However the gang is double crossed by Mo and the mob begin to hunt them down, meanwhile Danny and his gang consider robbing the mill in his town. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"

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Every turn was a wrong turn.

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






Release Date:

5 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detour - Im Bann der Gewalt See more »

Filming Locations:

Rosalia, Washington, USA See more »

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Not as bad as I expected
4 August 2003 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

I thought this was just going to be a macho movie full of shooting, explosions, cursing and loud music. But when Danny returned to his hometown for what waitress Inga said was the first time in 10 years, the movie went in a whole new direction (temporarily). The music became more mellow though not necessarily my taste. The pace of the movie became more comfortable and I found myself starting to enjoy it.

After a big robbery in New York City, with the usual action,it is not clear just who has the money. Mo tells Ziggy on the phone that Danny must have it, though Mo is the one having sex on a big pile of cash. Ziggy comes to Danny's town, and he is soon followed by the boys that Grasso sent. Eventually, Grasso has to come himself, in a great big limo.

Danny, meanwhile, has to deal with the death of his mother (although he didn't get the message, his return came, coincidentally, just in time for the funeral). He is left to run the family farm and the family's dairy business (he doesn't want to do either). His former girlfriend Britt has married Danny's stepbrother Burl, who is the bumbling sheriff.

There is quite a bit of comedy in the second half. Ziggy and his friend are staying with Danny, but they must wake up bright and early after Mel, whose only way of making a living is running Danny's farm, is promised that Ziggy will help out. Burl also must deal with an emergency after he has decided to turn off his police radio, so the dispatcher uses a bullhorn (not realizing Burl is standing right in front of him). Mo was also funny with his date. And Grasso and his boys seem to have little conscience when they kill people. A lot of the comedy is associated with the emergency Burl had to respond to.

I liked the scenes with Danny and Britt the best, as well as scenes where Danny spent time with his niece Daniella. There was also a parade near the end where Inga and Daniella were beauty queens, and that was fun too (in this type of movie, though, do you think a parade will go smoothly?). And while I didn't like most of the music, I think the music will be a highlight for a lot of people.

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