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Roadside Prophets (1992)

Two strangers meet on the road and travel through Nevada on motorcycle to find an elusive spot where they can dump another man's ashes.

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Dave Coleman
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Stripper
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Bartender
Sonna Chavez ...
Angie Abbott
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Sam
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Housekeeper
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Mr. Andrews (as J.D. Cullum)
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Journalist
David Swinson ...
Fred Nieman
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Morning Desk Clerk
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Harvey
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Mini-Mart Cashier
Beth DePatie ...
Daisy
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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. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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They weren't born to be wild. It just turned out that way.


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Rated R for language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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8 October 1992 (Germany)  »

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Asphalt-Propheten  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,066, 29 March 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$147,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,645
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John Doe's second daughter was born on the first day of filming. See more »

Quotes

Casper: So what do you guys do?
Sam: We ride.
Casper: Outlaws, huh?
Sam: Yep. What about you?
Casper: Me?... I'm symbionese.
Sam: [confused] Cool... cool.
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Referenced in Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Satan Go Away
Performed by Gary U.S. Bonds
Written by Frank Guida & Gary U.S. Bonds (as Gary Anderson)
Published by Rockmasters International Network
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment (BMI)
Courtesy of LeGrand Records International / Frank Guida Productions
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
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A Rare Gem
24 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

For those late nights when all you have to entertain yourself with is a TV and a good buzz, "Roadside Prophets" saves. This movie has been hailed as the, "best ever" and that is quite a stretch but, I love it to death nonetheless. I got sucked into it when I noticed Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz was in it. He may not be the best actor but he is interesting enough to pull it off. There are many cameos by some of my favorite personalities. What makes this movie great are the lazy scenes out on the road and somewhat non existent plot. It's one of those flicks that let you leave the couch when you really can't. Roadside Prophets gives you the feel of total freedom and crazy misadventures out on the open roads of America's west. For the first time in 38 years I am tempted to buy a bike (but I wont).


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