Tail Lights Fade (1999)




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Fast cars, quarreling lovers, two-faced drug dealers, and a house full of marijuana collide head-on in this comic road movie. Cole (Breckin Meyer) and Bruce (Jake Busey) run an auto repair shop for vintage cars; the shop is steadily losing money, thanks to Bruce's refusal to work on cars he believes are beneath his dignity and his habit of supplementing his pay by dipping into the cash register. Cole also has problems at home, where his long-time girlfriend Angie (Tanya Allen), is giving him grief about his immaturity. Angie gets word that her brother Ben (Jaimz Woolvett), who grows marijuana in Vancouver, has been busted and needs someone to clear out his grow house before the cops can get to it. However, Angie is in a race with Ben's double-crossing girlfriend Eve (Elizabeth Berkley), who hopes to sell Ben's marijuana behind his back. Angie needs to make tracks to Vancouver, and Cole offers to help her, but Angie is not happy when Bruce and his crazy girlfriend Wendy (Denise Richards) invite themselves along and turn the trip into a road race. Tail Lights Fade features a stellar alternative rock soundtrack, including songs by The Minutemen, The Lyres, The Demolition Doll Rods, The Misfits, Buffalo Tom, and The Modern Lovers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Jake Busey
as Bruce
Tanya Allen
as Angie
Max Martini
as Detective Pierce
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Critic Reviews for Tail Lights Fade

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Typical road movie mayhem.

Full Review… | December 27, 2009

Sure, it's a misfire, and that's a shame because the genus of something good is present.

May 15, 2003
Hollywood Bitchslap

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October 11, 2005

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Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
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December 31, 1999
Apollo Guide

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December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for Tail Lights Fade

Pointless and boring movie, unappealing characters, slow and uneventful. Fails to involve the audience, poorly directed. Boring.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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