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South of Reno (1988)

In a drab desert town, some 200 miles south of Reno, an indecisive man with an unfaithful wife dreams of someday, someday, taking charge of his drifting life.

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Mark Rezyka
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeff Osterhage ... Martin Clark (as Jeffrey Osterhage)
Lisa Blount ... Anette Clark
Joe Estevez ... Hector (as Joe Phelan)
Lewis Van Bergen ... Willard
Julia Montgomery ... Susan
Danitza Kingsley ... Louise
Brandis Kemp ... Brenda
Bert Remsen ... Howard Stone
Mary Grace Canfield ... Motel Manager
Billy Bob Thornton ... Counterman
Jason Ronard ... Trucker #1
Duane Tucker Duane Tucker ... Trucker #2
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In a drab desert town, some 200 miles south of Reno, an indecisive man with an unfaithful wife dreams of someday, someday, taking charge of his drifting life.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sud di Reno See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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More a character study than a movie
31 August 2002 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

This account of a man drifting toward middle-age, filled with vague dreams but too indecisive to act on them, is a bit too earnest and obvious for its own good. One wishes it would loosen up a little and take a few more chances. Still, it's a thoughtful and well-acted effort which will reward those who realize that a movie can be a character study instead of an action-plot.

This may well represent the best work by Jeff Osterhage, (the Glenn Corbett of the 1980s), and one wishes it had opened more doors for him. He also has two extended shirtless scenes, proving that -- along with Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, and Alec Baldwin -- he has one of the hairiest chests in the modern American cinema. Clint Walker would be proud!


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