American Drive-In (1985)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Ensemble Film, Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Wildly disparate characters are not much balance for the lack of action and interaction in this film by director and co-writer Krishna Shah. A series of people go to a drive-in movie theater one night where not a lot happens until the final, inexplicable scene. These movie-goers include a local politician looking for drug dealers, a young couple harassed by bikers, two old biddies dealing in illegal substances right under the nose of the politician (not literally), and another couple in distinct disagreement about sex: what is too little for one is too much for the other. Throw in a prostitute, a dwarf, a few overeaters, a tipsy projectionist, some other characters, and a double-feature horror movie on the screen, and the 89 minutes of running time are filled, terminated by a climax that seems to come out of nowhere.

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drive-in, couple, drug-dealer, dwarf, movie-theater, politician, projectionist, prostitute/prostitution, sex, biker, horror-films