Roadside Prophets is a very decent biker movie without it being a typical biker exploitation movie from the 70's. It's quite recent (1992), and it's a road movie. It's the first time I've seen a movie where they actually cremated a biker and place his ashes in a motorcycle fuel tank. In fact, the "urn" becomes a central part of the movie.
Nudity: A Tad
The movie itself is surreal, often funny. It even has David Carradine and John Cusack in funny and weird roles, plus a couple of other known faces.
Plot: Bizarre and surreal road movie about a biker and his unlikely sidekick. On a quest to fulfill a friend's last wish, Joe takes to the desert road on his 1957 Harley-Davidson and meets a succession of odd characters, including Sam. Sam begins following Joe, on a quest of his own, which necessitates staying in Motel 9's wherever they go. Themes such as friendship, faith, and isolation are brought into sharp relief by strange situations, the lonely road, and the stark emptiness of the desert. There are also several humorous cameos.
Quotes: "You want life to mean something, and be real and stuff. But then you just get old... and get a job." - "I'm worried about being out in the middle of the desert with someone who doesn't have his own cigarettes".
Verdict: Good, interesting and even funny movie. It's a biker movie without the gang element. At times it's a strange movie, but it works. Watching the movie made me want to get of my ass and ride out in to the unknown. The movie is full of strange and wonderful characters. Just see John Cusack and David Carradine's weird parts. I enjoyed the movie a lot.
Just watch the trailer below...
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|Roadside Prophets Trailer (2 minutes 15 seconds) |
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