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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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Taglines:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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So Much Flotsam And Jetsam
17 January 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I think American Strays emerged when somebody got drunk in a film editing class and began splicing together outtakes. Bits and pieces from what could have been whole movies got thrown together to make one really disjointed piece of work.

That's all I can say about American Strays. In a sense it's a good title for the movie because it is about strays as the bits and pieces are put together like so much flotsam and jetsam salvaged from an ocean wreck.

A couple of the stories looked interesting like John Savage as the serial killer vacuum cleaner salesman, but in the end the whole thing is just a lot of mish-mash.


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