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Speedway Junky

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Speedway Junky

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
105 minutes
performer:
Jesse Bradford, Jordan Brower, Daryl Hannah, Patsy Kensit, Tiffani Thiessen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
director:
Nickolas Perry
Producer:
Gus Van Sant
distributor:
Regent Entertainment
author:
74109
genre:
Drama

We gave it a D

”Every dream has its price,” zooms the tag line, but this insipid attempt at ”My Own Private Idaho” (with exec producer Gus Van Sant, no less) is too costly for what it’s worth. Wannabe racer Johnny (Jesse Bradford) is sidetracked trying to make a fast buck in Vegas. He befriends a gay hustler (Jordan Brower), who in turn introduces him to a posse of misfits (including a Eurotrashy Jonathan Taylor Thomas as the baddest streetwalker of them all). Forced and almost laughably self-serious, ”Junky” could really use a fix.

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