KaliforniaDirector: Dominic Sena
This debut feature film from music video director Dominic Sena is a romp through the world of serial killing, which in its bleakness and moral bankruptcy looks backwards to Terrence Malick's Badlands and forward to Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. Michelle Forbes plays hip, Mapplethorpe-esque photographer Carrie Laughlin, who wants to move to California for a fresh start. Her boyfriend, Brian Kessler (David Duchovny), is a writer who has an idea for a new book, a travel tome on the sites of serial murders. The two plan to go on a cross-country tour of the murder sites, with Brian writing the commentary and Carrie taking the pictures. But they need a couple to share the driving expenses; enter Grayce (Brad Pitt) and his girlfriend, Adele (Juliette Lewis, in a warm-up for her role in Natural Born Killers). Grayce is an ex-con looking to jump parole, while Adele is a childlike naïf. Soon the four are off to California, but the yuppie couple doesn't realize how close they are to their serial killer topic. It seems Grayce has murdered his landlord before their trip and bodies begin piling up disturbingly behind them as they make their way across the country.
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Cast & Crew
|Brad Pitt||Early Grayce|
|Juliette Lewis||Adele Corners|
|David Duchovny||Brian Kessler|
|Michelle Forbes||Carrie Laughlin|
|Sierra Pecheur||Mrs. Musgrave|
|Gregory Mars Martin||Walter Livesay|
|Judson Vaughn||Parole Officer|
|Eric Stenson||Young Cracker|
|Catherine Larson||Teenage Girl|
|Brett Rice||Police Officer|
|Ron Kuhlman||Male Officer|
|Mary Ann Hagen||Waitress|
|Lynn Bigelow||Executive Producer|
|Carter Burwell||Score Composer|
|M. James Kouf||Executive Producer|
|Stephen Levy||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Jeff Mann||Art Director|
|Tim Metcalfe||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Michael White||Production Designer|
|Eric Mofford||Asst. Director|
|Kristine J. Schwarz||Co-producer|
|Thomas Patrick Smith||Asst. Director|
|Kate J. Sullivan||Set Decoration/Design|
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I loved this movie. and brad as early!! i feel in love with him. in his way he was sweet i was so sad when him and Adele died. i love this movie i own it and have seen it at least 7 times!
This was a great film. Some funny parts if you have a wide range of humor. Where can I find the unrated version?
This is one of my alltime favorite movies. Even as a redneck Brad Pitt is sexy! All four of the main characters hit their parts on the button. There is also some dark humor. Love it!!!
Brad Pitt plays against everything we think of him. No pretty boy here, just a raw, chilling portrait of a serial killer. Watch this when you don't care about a good nights sleep, because it will send chills down your spine and keep you awake wondering where the other "Early's" of this world are tonight. I highly recommend this film, Brad Pitt fan or not.
I will NEVER stand at a men's room urinal again without looking over my shoulder! Although I did not discover this 1993 film until 2009 (only because I thought I hated Brad Pitt), upon the first viewing it instantly became a favorite, as did Pitt's incredible acting. The music, the scenery, and Pitt's intense performance as a cold-blooded killer are all gripping. The final scenes, filmed in the Nevada desert's Dreamland Nuclear Test Range during a windstorm, have some of the most haunting effects in movie history. This is a five-star film; don't wait 16 years to see it like I did.