The Sunchaser (1996)




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Sixteen-year-old dying cancer patient/murderer Blue kidnaps uptight doctor Reynolds and forces him to drive to a Navajo reservation where there exists a magical lake with healing powers. As they speed cross-country, the self-absorbed doctor learns to develop empathy for his kidnapper.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Leavitt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 13, 2009
Warner Home Video


as Dr. Michael Reynolds

as Brandon `Blue' Monro...

as Dr. Renata Baumbauer

as Victoria Reynolds

as Dr. Chip Byrnes

as Navajo Woman

as Dr. Bradford

as Webster Skyhorse

as A.I.C. Collier

as Agt. Moreland

as Calantha

as Young Highway Patrol...

as Telephone Voices
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Critic Reviews for The Sunchaser

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | May 29, 1996
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for The Sunchaser


The miscasting of Woody Harrelson as a cerebral physician is only the first mistake made by this fine combination of road thriller and male-bonding movie.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


It drags, is somewhat cliched and is improvable in its writing. However, the compelling story, progressive increase in that compellingness, a decent performance from Seda and a notably solid and extremely diverse performance from Harrelson leave "The Sunchaser" to be an imperfect, but still pretty decent film.

Cameron W. Johnson
Cameron Johnson

Super Reviewer

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