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29 Palms (2003)




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Leonardo Ricagni, director of the 1998 Uruguayan comedy El Chevrolé, helmed this straight-to-video ensemble crime thriller, in which the main character is a bag of money. Initially belonging to a casino on an Indian reservation, The Chief (Russell Means) hires The Hitman (Chris O'Donnell) to track the bag down when it turns up missing. As The Hitman gets closer and closer to finding it, the bag of dough passes through the hands of several other nameless characters, including The Waitress, played by Rachael Leigh Cook, The Drifter, played by Jeremy Davies, and The Sheriff, played by Keith David. Before hitting American video-store shelves in 2003, 29 Palms screened at the München Fantasy Filmfest and the Cologne Fantasy Film Festival, both in Germany. The film should not be confused with the 2004 Bruno Dumont picture of the same name.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tino Lucente
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003


Rachael Leigh Cook
as The Waitress
Jeremy Davies
as The Drifter
Keith David
as The Sheriff
Chris O'Donnell
as The Hitman
Michael Lerner
as The Judge
Jon Polito
as The Security Guard
Bill Pullman
as Bus Station Clerk
Kevin Sifuentes
as The Head of Security
Anita Maltin
as Old Lady
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Critic Reviews for 29 Palms

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | September 9, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

Not a good date movie.

September 16, 2007

a morass of stolen plot points

Full Review… | August 7, 2003

September 19, 2005

Full Review… | April 9, 2004
Los Angeles Daily News

Full Review… | September 5, 2003
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for 29 Palms

Probably my favourite movie of all time. Hard to believe everyone sees it as stupid, gimmicky and shallow. When I see this I get transported into the world of the movie and by turns feel partly eerie suspense, sympathetic nostalgia and humour at subtextual dialogue. A great movie that I like to re-watch once or twice a year.

Ru Viljoen

In a movie where only one (maybe two) characters have a name, and everyone is trying to kill each other and get a duffle bag full of money, Keith David steals the show as a small town sheriff. But, the rest of the movie is quite fun and silly as while, and I think it's one of Jeremy Davies best work (and one of his few starring roles, he is the main character), and everyone works very well. The action is staged well, but there is little of it, it's mostly about the chase.


Good story, with an nice indy feel and performances ranging from serviceable to very good. The whole is a slightly above average film worth a gander.

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