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Michael Cimino, the director of The Deer Hunter and the ill-fated Heaven's Gate, helmed this bizarre New Age action picture in 1996. Based on a screenplay by Charles Leavitt, the film stars Woody Harrelson as Dr. Michael Reynolds, a rich, young L.A. physician who worries more about promotions and buying a $2 million home for his family than about his patients. Reynolds is assigned a 16-year-old convicted murderer, Brandon Monroe (Jon Seda), as his new patient. Brandon is a half-Cherokee gang member who killed his own stepfather, has terminal cancer, resents his privileged doctors, and has beaten up several pediatricians who've tried to care for him. Brandon gets a gun while going to the bathroom at the hospital and kidnaps Reynolds, stealing a car. While constantly threatening his doctor's life, Brandon takes him on a trip to an Arizona Indian reservation with the aim of immersing himself in a magic lake which native tradition says has healing powers. Along the way, the pair meet up with motorcycle gang members, rattlesnakes, and several New Age philosophers. Eventually, the materialistic doctor and the young tough gain a grudging respect for each other's values, and Reynolds even steals money to buy Brandon medicine. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast

Woody Harrelson
as Dr. Michael Reynolds
Jon Seda
as Brandon 'Blue' Monroe
Anne Bancroft
as Dr. Renata Baumbauer
Alexandra Tydings
as Victoria Reynolds
Matt Mulhern
as Dr. Chip Byrnes
Talisa Soto
as Navajo Woman
Harry Carey, Jr.
as Cashier
Lawrence Pressman
as A.I.C. Collier
Michael O'Neill
as Agent Moreland
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
as FBI Pilot
Richard Bauer
as Dr. Bradford

Crew

Michael Cimino
Director
Michael Cimino
Producer
Joseph S. Vecchio
Producer
Judy Goldstein
Producer
Larry Spiegel
Producer
Arnon Milchan
Producer
Charles Leavitt
Screenwriter
Douglas Milsome
Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Joe D'Augustine
Editor
Victoria Paul
Production Designer
Edward L. Rubin
Art Director
Lee Mayman
Art Director
Michael Nathanson
Executive Producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr.
Executive Producer
Jackie Carr
Set Designer
Douglas Axtell
Sound/Sound Designer
Pablo Ferro
Consultant/advisor
Terry Liebling
Casting
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
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