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The Brown Bunny (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 November 2003 (Austria)
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Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.

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Vincent Gallo

Writer:

Vincent Gallo
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vincent Gallo ... Bud Clay
Chloë Sevigny ... Daisy (as Chloe Sevigny)
Cheryl Tiegs ... Lilly
Elizabeth Blake Elizabeth Blake ... Rose
Anna Vareschi Anna Vareschi ... Violet
Mary Morasky Mary Morasky ... Mrs. Lemon
Jeffrey Wood Jeffrey Wood ... Featured Racer
Eric Wood Eric Wood ... Featured Racer
Michael Martire Michael Martire ... Featured Racer
Rick Doucette Rick Doucette ... Featured Racer
Jim Lester Jim Lester ... Featured Racer
Michael Niksa Michael Niksa ... Featured Racer
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Storyline

After racing in New Hampshire, the lonely motorcycle racer Bud Clay drives his van in a five-day journey to California for the next race. Along his trip, he meets fan, lonely women, prostitutes, but he leaves them since he is actually looking for the woman he loves, Daisy. He goes to her house and leaves a note telling where he is lodged. Out of the blue, Daisy appears in his hotel room and soon he learns why he cannot find her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brown Bunny See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,601, 29 August 2004

Gross USA:

$366,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$402,599
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Both Winona Ryder and Kirsten Dunst were already on the set, shooting scenes, when director/star Vincent Gallo fired them from the project. Gallo revealed this during a press conference in Cannes 2003. See more »

Goofs

When driving through St. Louis, it shows him crossing the Mississippi River from Illinois to Missouri via the Poplar Street Bridge. Soon after, he's shown driving on Hwy 40 through Saint Louis, but in the opposite direction. He's actually traveling back towards the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Bud walks up to a young woman, working behind the counter in a gas station store]
Bud Clay: Hi.
Violet: Hello... Did you just come from the race track?
Bud Clay: Mmhm.
Violet: Did you win?
Bud Clay: No.
Violet: Oh.
Bud Clay: How much is this?
Violet: $2... Will you be racing again?
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Since its world premiere at Cannes the movie has been re-edited although the sex scenes remain intact. The version that premiered theatrically in the US is 26 minutes shorter than the Cannes cut. See more »

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Referenced in American Dad!: Hamerican Dad! (2019) See more »

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Tears for Dolphy
Written and Composed by Ted Curson
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Pretentious Indie Bore
9 September 2004 | by neuropete01See all my reviews

Stripped of all pretense, this movie is nothing more than a long, boring, pointless self-indulgent ego-trip. Vincent Gallo wants us to think he is a true artiste (you know... the type with the "e" at the end). But, how he thought anyone but him would find this entertaining or even thought-provoking is beyond me. Sure, you'll have your film-school drop outs that will label anything not Hollywood a masterpiece. But, let's be honest, if you had to sit through this pretentious snorefest one more time or watch "Raiders of the Lost Arc" for the 1000th time, which would you do? Heck, I am still convinced this was just a slick scheme by Vincent Gallo to get his ex-girlfriend to perform fellatio on him on screen. If that was his sole intent, then this film was a rousing success. If he actually thinks he made a good film, then he can keep pretending.


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