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Director:Michael Cimino
Writer:Charles Leavitt
Director of Photography:Doug Milsome
Editor:Joe D'Augustine
Music:Maurice Jarre
Production Designer:Victoria Paul
Producers: Arnon Milchan, Michael Cimino, Larry Spiegel, Judy Goldstein and Joseph M. Vecchio
Warner Bros.; R; 122 minutes
Cast:Woody Harrelson, Jon Seda and Anne Bancroft

Sixteen-year-old gangbanger Blue Monroe (Seda) is dying of abdominal cancer and believes his only hope is a sacred lake that will cleanse him of his ills. Monroe kidnaps his doctor (Harrelson) and off they go in the doctor's $160,000 Porsche in search of the magical Arizona lake. Once in New Age country, Monroe and Dr. Reynolds reach harmonic convergence, helped by the fact that the doctor's older brother also died a painful death from cancer and is still haunted by the image of his brother asking him to pull the plug on his life support. An odd but well-acted role for Harrelson.

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