Spark (1998)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Release Date - May 15, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Garret Williams made his directorial debut with this tale of an urban black couple trapped in a desert town of rednecks. Byron (Terrence Howard) and Nina (Nicole Ari Parker) are driving a BMW from Chicago to L.A. when they experience a back-road breakdown. Teen Mooney (Brendan Sexton III) tows them to a white-trailer-trash town where they're charged $500 for repairs. When the BMW dies again, they stay overnight in a motel, and the situation soon gets grim. The characters in this low-budgeter were first introduced in a 1996 short. Spark was shown at 1998 film festivals (Sundance, Berlin).

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on-the-road, racism, redneck, stranded