Bail Jumper (1990)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Bail Jumper is a surrealistic "road movie", bearing traces of the best of Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders-with a bit of David Lynch thrown in. B.J. Spalding and Eszter Balint play a couple of losers, mired in a miserable flyspeck town in Missouri. As Spalding lies in his bed and plays with his guns, Balint spends her waking hours shoplifting, courting immediate incarceration for having recently jumped bail. Deciding to head to New York to seek their fortune (if any), the couple makes the acquaintance of spiritualist Joie Lee, who predicts that "tremendous influences" will be summoned up so long as the two of them remain together. As the couple journeys towards the Big Apple, their trail is marked by innumerable natural disasters, culminating in a tidal wave that engulfs most of Staten Island.



bail, friendship, road-trip, underachiever, fortune [chance], gun