Slow Moves (1984)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Post-Noir (Modern Noir), Road Movie  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Slow Moves -- an extremely low-budget contemporary film noir produced, written and directed by independent filmmaker Jon Jost -- tells the story of two strangers, Jeff (Marshall Gaddis) and Julie (Roxanne Rogers) who meet on the Golden Gate Bridge and fall in love. They have no money and wander across the country in a beat-up car. Jeff eventually begins robbing back-roads stores, a decision that ultimately leads to tragedy. The film was shot in only 4 1/2 days on an amazing budget of only $8000. While based on an interesting premise, and possessing an intelligent plot, the film suffers from the lack of chemistry between the lead characters. But, this highly unusual, low-budget film is interesting if only to observe the ingenuity of its director Jost, as he substitutes character and dialogue for more costly effects.

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poverty, stranger, survivor, love, love-at-first-sight, tragic-love, meeting, moving