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Perhaps that's because I recognize myself in John Doe's Joe Mosley. Heck, even our motorcycles look alike! More importantly, though, Joe is a working stiff with a sense of honor, who tries to do the right thing even when he makes mistakes along the way. As Joe leaves work one afternoon he meets another Harley rider, Dave Coleman (David Anthony Marshall, in an all-too-brief performance). What follows is one of the greatest riding sequences of any motorcycle movie I've ever scene, neatly underscored by John Doe's own song: "Beer, Gas, Ride Forever". What I'd give to have that segment of the film, sans titles, as a separate video!
A quick stop for beer ends in tragedy when Joe's new friend is electrocuted by a pinball machine. A biker knows you never leave your fellow riders behind, so it's no mystery to me that Joe embarks on an epic journey to deliver this virtual stranger's ashes to his Eldorado of memory, the one place Dave ever felt loved and accepted.
Early in his trek Joe encounters the excitable Sam (Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz), who reminds me of any number of novice riders I've known, with a puppy-like energy that is a perfect foil for Joe's dogged, world-weary determination. Sam procures a battered Triumph, and the mismatched duo hit the road in search of the elusive Eldorado...
...and the perfect night at a Motel 9, of course.
Along the way the duo come upon the titular roadside prophets - Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie, et al - and from each they gain a Zen-like insight which contributes to the arc of their journey, as motorcyclists AND as men.Read more ›
I wish I was riding with these nuts. They're full of fun and surprise. I never had time to analyze the plot before it threw another unforseeable twist at me.
If you are walking the path or surfin the wave like some of the rest of us, check this movie out.
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an easy rider type film. this guy takes a motorcycle trip to bury his friend. on the way, he meets peculiar people. fun movie to relax to. ie not a great deal of thought required. Read morePublished 18 months ago by T. nygaard
One of those movies I can watch over and over and not get tired of it.Published on July 10, 2014 by Steve Mock
stack this movie up against the other road movies out there and it holds it's own. i enjoyed the cameos and open spaces. john doe finds a middle ground that makes the pace work.Published on June 7, 2014 by will crow