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272 Ratings


Directed by Jim McBride
United States, 1983
Action, Drama, Romance


Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progresses, the police get closer to him, and the crimes escalate.

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Critics reviews

With early Godard, the political resides in aesthetic, genre-based interests. McBride, on the other hand, merely licenses ethnic privilege and racism in multiple ways, including Jesse’s constant imitations and caricatures of Hispanic voices and adamancy that Lewis is the “original crazy man.”
April 06, 2015
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