The Sunchaser (1996)

Michael Cimino directs Woody Harrelson, Jon Seda and Anne Bancroft in this road movie where a yuppie oncologist is kidnapped by a teen felon who seeks a mystical new age cure for his terminal cancer.

A film that feels about a decade out of date in pretty much every aspect. The acting is clunky and uncertain. The vision of poverty level America, a world of diversity and threat, is still unusual for mainstream American cinema but not particularly nuanced here. The occasional wallops of inspired filmmaking (look at that ending that abandons plot and just remakes the Ecstasy of Gold scene from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly) feel like interruptions from a far steadier author than Cimino.


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