American Strays (1996)

R   |    |  Action, Comedy

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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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  • Jennifer Tilly and John Savage in American Strays (1996)
  • Jennifer Tilly and John Savage in American Strays (1996)
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21 January 2017 | Wizard-8
Has more strangeness than substance
I found a copy of this movie paired on the same DVD with the 1997 Gary Cole movie "Santa Fe". It was an apt pairing, because I found both movies to be extremely strange (though each was strange in its own original way.) Anyway, on to "American Strays"... As others here have pointed out, there is a strong Quentin Tarantino feeling to this movie, with its multiple stories and its quirky characters. Admittedly, with the movie jumping from one story to another every few minutes, the movie certainly never gets dull. But all the same, at the end the movie is somewhat unsatisfying. I think a big problem with the movie is that many of the characters are TOO quirky, coming across as live action cartoon characters instead of believable yet quirky people. Another problem is that while the movie tries to bring all the stories together at the end, there are two stories that don't really have a connection to the other stories that unfold during the movie. This movie really needed a few more rewrites before filming started. It's not an awful movie - as I said, it's not boring - but its unsatisfying edge will probably turn off a mass audience. In the end, the only people who will probably embrace the movie warts and all are those who are big fans of quirky low budget independent movies.

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Did You Know?


Since I First Met You
Written by
H.B. Barnum
Performed by The Robins
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records
by arrangment with Ocean Park Music Group


Plot Summary


Action | Comedy


Release Date:

13 September 1996



Country of Origin


Box Office


$1,910 (USA)

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