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Outside Ozona1999

Outside Ozona (1999)




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A group of strangers are brought together under unexpectedly dangerous circumstances in this offbeat drama. Trucker Odell Parks (Robert Forster) pulls into a diner in Ozona, Texas, for a cup of coffee, where a number of other weary travelers are taking a break. Wit Roy (Kevin Pollak) is an out-of-work clown trying to figure out how to get to Las Vegas on his last few dollars, where a job offer awaits; his girlfriend Earlene (Penelope Ann Miller), a one time stripper, is tagging along and thinks that she knows how to raise some money. Reba Twosalt (Kateri Walker), a Native American, is heading west with her Grandmother; the old woman is dying, and they would like to see the ocean together one last time. And Marcy and Bonnie (Sherilyn Fenn and Beth Ann Styne) are two sisters en route to the funeral of their father. As the customers eat their food and drink their coffee, the radio is playing vintage jazz and blues, a form of protest from the disc jockey, Dix Mayal (Taj Mahal), who is breaking the station's country and western format after being forced to work an extra shift by his boss, station manager Floyd Bibbs (Meat Loaf). However, there's a killer on the highway near Ozona, and very soon all of these people will find themselves crossing his path. In addition to playing the disc jockey, blues great Taj Mahal also contributed several songs to the soundtrack of Outside Ozona.

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Robert Forster
as Odell Parks
Kevin Pollak
as Wit Roy
Sherilyn Fenn
as Marcy Duggan
David Paymer
as Alan Defaux
Penelope Ann Miller
as Earlene Demers
Meat Loaf
as Floyd Bibbs
Lucy Webb
as Agent Deene
Taj Mahal
as Dix Mayal
Lois Red Elk
as Effie Twosalt
Kateri Walker
as Reba Twosalt
Beth Ann Styne
as Bonnie Mimms
Kirk Baily
as Agent Cole
Jack Leal
as Agent Caloca
Michael Homes
as Truck Stop Owners
Bert Emmett
as Agent Krich
Benjamin Lum
as Convenience Store Clerk
Ed Anders
as Strip Club Patron
Forest Freedom Guider
as Garage Attendant
Heidi Jo Markel
as Secretary
Ben McCain
as Monty Radio Caller/Radio Furniture Salesman
Dylan Tarason
as Strip Club D.J.
Butch McCain
as Radio Furniture Salesman
Patti Duce
as Margaret Chanute
as Girl
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Critic Reviews for Outside Ozona

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

I'm not sure what the movie thinks its purpose is; at the end, we are pleased with the outcome but not enlightened. But there are moments I will remember, and Cardone evokes a real sense for the deserted night highways.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

So contrived and credibility-straining that it hardly satisfies.

December 8, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An intriguing ensemble piece about strangers on the highway, dragged down by a lame religious serial killer subplot.

March 19, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

A peculiar mixture of several different film genres.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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