It's the day before Christmas, the day before John's 21st birthday. He's a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza Hotel. He's ripped off a local drug dealer to pay the bill, but as he's sleeping that morning, someone steals his shoes right off his feet, with the money in them. Meanwhile, Donner, a lad new to the streets, wants John to leave the city with him for Camelot, a theme park in Branson, MO, where they'll work as lifeguards. John spends the day trying to hustle the money for the hotel, avoid Jimmy the Warlock, keep his girl friend placated, and figure out how to deal with Donner's friendship.
- Stars:David Arquette, Lukas Haas, Tony Epper, John C. McGinley, Keith David, Wilson Cruz, Joshua Schaefer, Sydney Lassick, Chris Gartin, Ruth Silver, Alanna Ubach, N'Bushe Wright, Richard T. Jones, Richard Kind, Elliott Gould,
- Director:Scott Silver,
- Writer:Scott Silver
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(us) wrote: biggest load of shite
(us) wrote: brilliant movie for monster high fan's like myself.
(it) wrote: Glad I went to the Cinema to see it. Excellent
(au) wrote: This is a good movie
(gb) wrote: Awesomely acted and filmed. A little melodramatic at times, but over all one of the better drug-dramas since Trainspotting.
(ru) wrote: Not in all means a bad movie, just an unfaithful adaptation with a few mean spirited characters, and some lame jokes.
(ag) wrote: Too much gratuitous nudity and not enough gore.
(gb) wrote: Just about anything with Keifer I would watch!
(it) wrote: Personally, I think this is one of Bogarde's finest roles.
(ag) wrote: As perfect as films come, for the sexploitation junkie and fan of the disturbing and extraordinary. Even if distasteful to some, there is a feeling of balance in this film where all of the subjects it criss crosses are accounted for in order to deliver the goods. The film makes it easy for the viewer to sympathize with the main character given her circumstances and it's what enables fascination with the character evolution. The rawness of the sex I believe fits well with the intent of the rest of the film (Displaying unadulterated unfortunate events; why trivialize sex trafficking, ever?) but the low budget in other scenes lessens the cohesiveness and it's what makes the sex seem out of place. It's great to see a violent female figurehead in this movie era kicking ass the way modern day female characters can hold their own, and the climax is just a series of stunning poetic images filmed courageously.
(au) wrote: Bottomline when the storyline sucks all the horror out of a film something has gone horribly awry!
(kr) wrote: I didn't realize that this was going to be somewhat disturbing. It is an 80's "fantasy" movie---I assumed it would be like my other favorites (Legend, Willow, The Gate, etc.). However, it is a rather deep masterwork, and everything about it screams quality and inspiration. All you need to know about this gem is this: the story revolves around a dreamworld that reveals the young girl's image of her father. Needless to say (as a new father), I was incredibly moved by this movie. Let's just say that I never want Gloria to think of me that way.
(au) wrote: Picked this one out as a hard to find piece with an added bonus of an early Julianne Moore performance. She doesn't disappoint; plays the part well. But don't let the Village Voice review on the poster fool you, they named as ONE of the best films of the decade and that was in 1999.It's just what you would expect of a movie that attempts to depict 1987 culture from the scope of 1995. A lot of ambient synthesizers, It leaves a drab, bleak feeling on your mind when you leave it. It all builds up to something that never happens.There's all of the paranoia of a good thriller without any of the thrill. Sort of a view from hypochondriacs anonymous cult and what I imagine to be one of the earlier cultural instances of misusing the word "chemical" to mean "bad thing", much to the chagrin of chemists everywhere.
(ru) wrote: The Hanson brothers are the best thing about Slap Shot! Other than that it's overrated. (First viewing - Teen years)