R | | Drama
Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family.
Shooting started in 1983 while the screenplay was still incomplete, with the objective of filming in the order of the story. Writer Sam Shepard planned to base the rest of the story on their understanding of the characters and observations of the actors. However, when Shepard moved on to another job, he sent director Wim Wenders notes on how the screenplay should end instead. He credited Wenders and co-writer L.M. Kit Carson with the idea of a peep show and the story's final acts. According to Dean Stockwell, his character in early drafts was intended to travel with Hunter, Travis and Anne before Anne turned back to Los Angeles and Walt became lost in the desert, paralleling Travis in the first scene.
I wanted to see him so bad that I didn't even dare imagine him anymore.
When Travis is talking to Jane in the rap parlor booth, at one point she tells him, "Please go on", in a European sounding accent. The character is from Texas and has a Texas accent.
$22,709 (USA) (10 November 1984)
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