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White Sands (1992)




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A suicide found in the desert with 500,000 dollars cash stuffed in a briefcase makes Sheriff Ray Dolezal (Willem Dafoe) curious. What was the dead man up to? Sensing that if he follows the money, he'll find crime at the end of the trail, Dolezal assumes his identity. He soon discovers the dead man was a paid informant for an FBI agent (Samuel L. Jackson) trailing an arms dealer (Mickey Rourke) who works with an intermediary (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). Dolezal begins to suspect that he's being set up to take a big fall when the money is stolen from him and the dead man's girlfriend (Maura Tierney, in an early role) gets killed after she tells him that her beau had a partner in a scheme to steal the money from the FBI. Will his enemies discover his real identity? Will the FBI agent turn on him? Will he get back the money?

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Willem Dafoe
as Ray Dolezal
Mickey Rourke
as Gorman Lennox
Samuel L. Jackson
as Greg Meeker
M. Emmet Walsh
as Bert Gibson
Fredrick Lopez
as Delmar Blackwater
Mimi Rogers
as Molly Dolezal
Ken Thorley
as Kleinman
Jack Kehler
as Casanov
Megan Butler
as Goodman
Lisa Cloud
as Redhead
Steve Cormier
as Artie O'Brien
Steven Tyler
as Blonde FBI Agent
J.D. Garfield
as 2nd FBI Agent
William P. Bennet
as Rodeo Clown
Tom Conner
as La Fonda Desk Clerk
Meredith Marshall
as Rodeo Singer
Doc Phillips
as Rodeo Announcer
Ben Zeller
as Drifter
Steve Tyler
as Blonde FBI Agent
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Critic Reviews for White Sands

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

The greatest mystery in White Sands is the casting. Mimi Rogers has an embarrassingly marginal role as Ray's wife.

October 11, 2019 | Full Review…

A baffling thriller, filled with double-crosses, but is absorbing and mostly a fun watch.

April 22, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Not a bad little noir, but not exactly memorable, either.

July 6, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

An intriguing mystery with good performances and a crisp style.

July 25, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

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