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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)

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


John C. McGinley

Johnny the Fox

Jeremy Piven


Kimberley Kates

Jilly Miranda

Arden Myrin


Mark Rolston

Burt Miranda

Jarret Thomas

Kid #1

Stephen Shellen

Clark Hayes

Matthew Davis


Madeline Parquette

Pilot's Mom

George Spielvogel III


Sean Dalgarn


(as Sean Michael Dalgarn)

M.C. Gainey


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


Technical Specs



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.