The Darien Gap (1996)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Road Movie  |   Release Date - May 31, 1996 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A twenty-something slacker heads south in the hopes of capturing a photograph of his animal counter-part -- the Giant Sloth -- and finally making his fortune in this low-key adventure. Lyn Vaus, a young man who still feels traumatized by his parent's two-decade old divorce, is trying to get to Patagonia. Unable to afford the usual transportation he decides to hitchhike. Unfortunately he gets as far as Panama and then finds himself faced with 80-mile Darien Gap, a gigantic swamp which he must somehow cross. While slowly pondering his plight, Lyn finds solace in the arms of hat-designer Polly Joy who tries to inspire her sluggardly lover to become a more lively fellow.

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fortune [wealth], hitchhiker, love, on-the-road