Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Sunchaser (1996)

What a spectacular portrayal of a dying journey...

A young L.A. Doctor who's going places. A bitter street kid going nowhere. They're worlds apart but their destinies collide in director Michael Cimino's compelling road odyssey Sunchaser. Woody Harrelson plays Michael Reynolds, a wealthy doctor. But Michael's fast-track life detours when a desperately ill patient (Jon Seda of Dear God and 12 Monkeys) kidnaps him at gunpoint. Across highways and backroads, kidnapper and hostage seek a legendary Navajo healing place while a manhunt closes in on them. Year: 1996 Director: Michael Cimino Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jon Seda, Anne Bancroft

If you do not give this movie 5 stars, then you have lived a very sheltered life, without heartbreak, or you are just heartless. As a nurse who worked in hospice, it is a wonderful touching portrayal of a dying man's journey to his end. It is presented in such a way that you do not know what to expect next, even if you are experienced with the dying process. The storyline is unique, and the acting is great. What in the world can you find wrong with this movie? I am only disappointed Anne Bancroft's part is not bigger, and that it has not been released on DVD. It was also not publicized. If you have not given this movie a chance, or did not like it because Woody was not funny, reconsider....get a box of kleenex, grow up and realize that not everyone can live a charmed life...sometimes life is just sad, and if you can continue to look for the "medicine man", and look for the good in ife....Blessed Be..... ~ By Ramie M. Smith ~


After watching "Sunchaser", I realize that Woody Harrelson and Jon Seda are TWO VERY UNDER-RATED actors. Acting is, after all, about believability; pursuading the viewer that you are who you SAY you are. Within the first 15 minutes of this movie I believed every word out of these two actor's mouths. Jon Seda is FLAWLESS as a terminally ill, escaped convict, who kidnaps a doctor (Woody Harrelson) in order to make a great journey to a mystical healing lake. Makes for a pretty good flick. Watch it at least once, you'll probably like it.

awesome! 5
this movie was great! This film was not only acted well, but directed well. A great must see movie...touching, but not mushy!


two thumbs up!

wonderful movie 5
when this movie came up yesterday evening on tv i watched it mainly because it was in german, and i had to practice german. not that i really felt like watching it... but, contrary to my former expectationes, i loved it, from the very beginning until the very end. this is woody harrelson's best role EVER, he makes you get into the story and feel how he gradually changes... and jon seda is awesome, too. i recommend this fil to everybody who, like me, think there is still hope...


The Sunchaser (1996)


  1. Thank you very much for all your nice words. I have scanned the cover of the French DVD an uploaded it at
    Please feel free to use it.
    Cheers, 'Kuthumi'

  2. You're welcome Kuthumi, I just love the way you're ripping DVD's.
    The quality is allways superb.
    Thanks for the cover too. ;)


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