Gas Food Lodging

Gas Food Lodging

Brooke Adams
Director: Allison Anders Cast: Brooke Adams
Brooke Adams
, Ione Skye
Ione Skye
, Fairuza Balk
Fairuza Balk
Allison Anders


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Based on a novel by Richard Peck called Don't Look and It Won't Hurt, Allison Anders's melodramatic coming-of-age tale Gas Food Lodging takes place in Laramie, NM, a small town right off the highway. Nora (Brooke Adams) is a truck-stop waitress who lives in a trailer park with her two teenaged daughters, Trudi (Ione Skye) and Shade (Fairuza Balk). While Trudi sleeps around and defies her mother, Shade spends her time at the local cinema and wishes she could have a dad like a normal family. One day, Trudi hooks up with a visiting geologist (Robert Knepper) and spends a magical evening in a cave with him. However, he turns up missing and Trudi finds herself pregnant. Meanwhile, Shade's romantic advances are rejected by Darius (Donovan Leitch), but she finds something new with film projectionist Javier (Jacob Vargas). Shade's attempts at finding a husband for her mom are unsuccessful, but Nora ends up meeting satellite TV installation man Hamlet Humphrey (David Lansbury). Features a cameo appearance from Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis, who also wrote the original music.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2012
UPC: 0043396399365
Original Release: 1992
Rating: R
Source: Sony Mod
Sales rank: 49,057

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brooke Adams Nora
Ione Skye Trudi
Fairuza Balk Shade
James Brolin John Evans
Robert Knepper Dank
David Landsbury Hamlet Humphrey
Chris Mulkey Raymond
Donovan Leitch Darius
Jacob Vargas Javier
Laurie O'brien Thelma
Julie Condra Tanya
Adam Biesk Brett
Leigh Hamilton Kim
Diane Behrens Hostess
J Mascis Cecil
Tiffany Anders Persi
Sissy Boyd Rocio
Jeff McDonald Long Haired Boy
Bill Kemp Jock
Graci Lund Girl
Shirley Smith Bubbly Mother
George Parker Trucker
Jeff Miller Rock Boy

Technical Credits
Allison Anders Director,Screenwriter
Susan Bertram Costumes/Costume Designer
Sharon Bialy Casting
Matthew J. Clark Asst. Director
Carl-Jan Colpaert Executive Producer
Lisa Denker Art Director
William Ewart Producer
Tracy S. Granger Editor
Daniel Hassid Producer
Christoph Henkel Executive Producer
Dean Lent Cinematographer
Debra Manwiller Casting
J Mascis Score Composer
Mary Meeks Set Decoration/Design
Richard Pagano Casting
Jane Ann Stewart Production Designer
Carla Weber Art Director
Seth M. Willenson Producer

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