Almost Salinas (2001)
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The site of James Dean's legendary, fatal car crash is the setting for this reflective, eccentric drama about idolatry, lost hopes, and aging. Max Harris (John Mahoney) owns and operates a diner/service station in the small, deserted town of Cholame, CA, just down the street from the James Dean Memorial. His placid existence is disrupted by the appearance of a slick movie crew, eager to shoot a quickie flick in the area that references Dean's life. Max is nonplused, although his employees (Ian
May 9, 2003 Wide
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Fine performances and sharp cinematography ... can't compensate for either a script peppered with contrivances or and heavy-handed direction.
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