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Motorama (1992)




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This allegorical comedy from scriptwriter Joe Minion (After Hours, Vampire's Kiss) offers a unique twist on the standard road movie formula. It tells the story of a young boy named Gus who grows sick and tired of parental squabbles and decides to steal his dad's red Mustang and hit the highway on a cross-country journey. The country presented in this film, however, is not the U.S., but a fictional land with states such as Bergen and Essex - a land with parallels to a giant board game. While on the road, Gus spots a billboard inviting him to play the "Motorama" game, a promotional effort by a major gas station that promises winners $500 million dollars. In order to win, one simply has to collect enough game cards from Chimera gas stations all over the country to spell out the word "Motorama." As Gus approaches his goal of collecting all eight letters, he has assorted adventures, many of them strange and a few that are distinctly unpleasant. The film features cameos from several notable cult favorites, including character players Jack Nance and Dick Miller, actress Drew Barrymore, and even the pop singer Meat Loaf.

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Sandy Baron
as Kidnapping Husband
Mary Woronov
as Kidnapping Wife
Drew Barrymore
as Fantasy Girl
Robin Duke
as Miss Lawton
Susan Tyrrell
as Bartender
as Busboy
Shelley Berman
as Million Dollar Driver
Jack Nance
as Motel Clerk
Martha Quinn
as Bank Teller
Robert Picardo
as Jerry the Policeman
Allyce Beasley
as Chimera Receptionist
John Laughlin
as Man at Wagon Wheel
Irwin Keyes
as Hunchback Attendant
Marvin Elkins
as Chimera Security Guard
Sandy Williams
as Boy's Mother at Picnic
Dick Miller
as Horseshoe Player
Charles Tyner
as Dying Man
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Critic Reviews for Motorama

All Critics (5)

Everything that happens in this film is possible but that doesn't by necessity make any of it believable

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Motorama


Motorama is a quirky, surreal, dark comedy adventure. I would have said it is a B movie, but it has so many recognizable faces from that era and (on closer look) the outdoor staging and props are often very nice and give the film a distinctive dreamlike quality. One gets the feeling that the people making it wanted to be making it. Many other movies came to mind while watching this: Repo Man, Naked Lunch, various Coen Brothers films. (And on a repeat view, the fiendish twinge of the comedy in Motorama also calls to mind the MASH movie.) If you enjoy the kind of weirdness which you can choose to make sense of or not, then give Motorama a view.

Robert Brogan
Robert Brogan

Super Reviewer


This movie have nothing to do with Drew Barrymore's character. This movie is one massive hemeriod, of trying-to-be deep, coming of age and loss of innocene.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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