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Americana
Americana
Actors: John Blyth Barrymore, Buffalo, Bruce Carradine, Michael Greene, Dan Haggerty
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
PG     2000     1hr 31min


     
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Actors: John Blyth Barrymore, Buffalo, Bruce Carradine, Michael Greene, Dan Haggerty
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Studio: Rhino Theatrical
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/07/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
 

Movie Reviews

Americana
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 09/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Made on a shoestring, dircected and starring David Carradine, it's about a Vietnam vet (possibly shell-shocked) who attempts to start up a dilapadated merry-go-round in a small redneck Kansas town, just "for something to do." The town can't understand what he's up to, of course, and makes life miserable for him; but he succeeds in the end. Carradine employs a lot of long, quiet introspective scenes (a la the Kung Fu things he did for TV); most are pretty effective. But it's so low key the movie seems incoherent at times. Despite that objection, the movie is a good one and keeps us watching right through to the end."
Beyond kung-fu
nomurapod | Columbus, GA | 09/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this flick years ago and remember it as an interesting and sort of sad movie about David Carradine as an ex-Vietnam loner in a small town. I think it must be worthwhile if you liked the series Kung-Fu and you are over 32 years old, you'll like this mellow movie."
If you liked Tender Mercies...
Sherm Cohen | Los Angeles, CA | 12/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you liked Tender Mercies, you'll like this one. Americana is a surprisingly effective movie about a man's quixotic quest for peace and wholeness. Beautifully understated writing and acting. The cinematography is definitely of its time(early 1970's), and the audio sounds like fake stereo. Not letterboxed, so it feels kind of cramped at times. That said, I still recommend it to anyone who likes minimalist movies like Two-Lane Blacktop, Tomorrow and Stranger Than Paradise."