Movies like American Strays

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American Strays (1996)
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American Strays
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman whose only commodity is death and the story of a young man who finds that the death that he wishes for is difficult to find. Others are just traveling through, on their way to another place when they stop to eat at Red's Desert Oasis. The food may not be great, and the waitress may be surly, but those who stopped at Red's will find that they are involved in the showdown of their life.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful, idiotic, witty, road movie, cynical ...
Plot: desert, social misfits, americana, violence, crimes, dialogue, brutality, classic car, deadly, crime, misfit, dysfunctional family, society, salesman, hitman, criminal heroes, catastrophe, cult, multiple storylines, stupidity, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, free speech, mission from god, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, australia
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Black Dynamite
Action, Comedy
USA
84 min.
 7.4
Flickering Lights
Action, Comedy, Crime
Denmark, Sweden
109 min.
 7.7
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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. ...
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D.C. Cab
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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The Big Bus
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Air America
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Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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The Hard Way
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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The Alarmist
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Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.
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Duration: 89 min.
Story: Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of ...
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Screwed
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Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Black Dynamite
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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Undercover Brother
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Plot: parody, undercover, secret agents, stereotypes, spy, heroic mission, crimes, conspiracy, danger, sarcasm, farce, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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System:   38%
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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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McHale's Navy
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Simon Sez
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tattooed Interpol agent helps an old classmate find the kidnapped daughter of a computer software tycoon.
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Twin Dragons
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Plot: martial arts, mistaken identity, farce, gangsters, twins, kung fu, chase, fight scenes, gunfight, brutality, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
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Coldblooded
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cosmo, an affectless mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home, is promoted to hitman. He learns his new trade from Steve, a seasoned killer. He falls in love with a yoga teacher, Jasmine, and must figure out a way to leave the mob ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, dark ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, blood, murder, going straight, violence, violent, mentor, mob, crime, brutality, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   36%
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Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
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