Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Roadside Prophets (1992)

Tagline: They weren't born to be wild. It just turned out that way.
Cusack plays: "Symbionese" rebel Caspar

Everyone has to have a road movie on their CV (although Cusack isn't really on the road in this one - he will be later on in Grace is Gone though.). Musicians John Doe and Adam Horovitz play new friends who take off on their bikes to deliver the ashes of Doe's dead friend to a fabled spot in Nevada. Along the way they encounter a number of 'characters' including Cusack's Caspar who spents most of his screen time stuffing food into his mouth, shouting "free food for the poor!" and generally stealing the show. He is billed as "and John Cusack as Caspar" which suggests that anything with him in it at this time was a bit of a draw.

Doe is rather likeable and although Beastie Boy Horovitz isn't that great an actor he gives a sympathetic performance. Certainly keeps you entertained for 90 minutes.

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