January 3rd, 2002


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Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend...

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.0/10 (3,342 voted)

Director: James Cox

Stars: Kimberley Kates, Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal

Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from Pilot's drug source where the youths are headed, and they follow, hell bent on breaking Jack's feet. On the road, Jack and Pilot give a ride to Cassie, a distressed young woman. She and Jack hit it off. They pick up an aging stoner headed to Seattle for Kurt Cobain's memorial, and they help a circus sideshow family. Why is Pilot so set on Seattle, will the goons catch Jack, and is there any way the friends' competing needs can be resolved?

Jared Leto - Jack Hayes
Jake Gyllenhaal - Pilot Kelson
Selma Blair - Cassie
John C. McGinley - Johnny the Fox
Jeremy Piven - Scawldy
Kimberley Kates - Jilly Miranda
Arden Myrin - Lucy
Mark Rolston - Burt Miranda
Jarret Thomas - Kid #1
Stephen Shellen - Clark Hayes
Matthew Davis - Booty
Madeline Parquette - Pilot's Mom
George Spielvogel III - Boneman
Sean Dalgarn - Softboy (as Sean Michael Dalgarn)
M.C. Gainey - Steven

Taglines: Come as you are

Release Date: 3 Jan 2002

Filming Locations: International Fountain - 305 Harrison Street, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $14,000,000(estimated)

Technical Specs


Anachronisms: A URL is painted on the side of a parked trailer. It's partially blanked out in one shot but visible from another camera angle. No company would have been advertising a web site in 1994.

Pilot Kelson: [after the alligator boy screams] That be a cry laden with pain and sorrow

User Review

Much Better Than These Reviews

Rating: 10/10

What's going on with the low ratings of this amazing film? A film filled with quirky scenes and outstanding character bits, this movie has plenty of stuff to keep any film buff intrigued and happy. The two leads do a great job of playing off one another in their madcap escape from inevitable danger, while meeting up with a very odd assortment of characters, such as Jeremy Piven as an off-the-wall drug dealer whose monologue is one of the more dynamic in recent film history; or John McGinley's off-beat role; or Selma Blair's warm and caring nature; or the strange alligator boy; or Seatle's grunge scene; or lots of clever lines of dialog handled quite well by Jared and Jake. This film deserves a round of second opinions, because it's a hell of a lot better than the reviews suggest.