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Americana (1981)

PG | | Drama | 27 June 1986 (Portugal)
In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.

Director:

David Carradine

Writers:

Richard Carr (story), Richard Carr (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... The American Soldier
Barbara Hershey ... Jess's daughter
Michael Greene ... Mike the garageman
Arnold Herzstein Arnold Herzstein ... Old Storekeeper
Sandy Ignon Sandy Ignon ... Sandy
John Blyth Barrymore ... John / Jack (as John Barrymore III)
Greg Walker Greg Walker ... Greg
Bruce Carradine Bruce Carradine ... Cop
Glenna Walters Glenna Walters ... Old Lady
David Kern David Kern ... Wrecking Yard Man
Claire Townsend Claire Townsend ... Lieutenant
Fran Ryan ... Colonel
Rick Van Ness Rick Van Ness ... Grateful Dead Fan
Buz Storch Buz Storch ... New Storekeeper
Dan Haggerty ... Jake (as Dan Haggarty)
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Storyline

In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.

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There's a dark horse in the American Dream.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1986 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Around See more »

Filming Locations:

Arkansas City, Kansas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the book The Perfect Round, by Henry Morton Robinson. See more »

Goofs

This may or may not be an error, but his beret is brown at the start of the film and becomes green before he loses it. But maybe he had two. It also is worn in a style that is most definitely not U.S. military. But maybe that's intentional. Paratroopers in the service (he's supposed to be former 101st Airborne) wore maroon berets, not brown or green. Special Forces wore green ones. But again, maybe that's all intentional. See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Take You Around
Written by David Carradine
Sung by Calista Carradine and David Carradine
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An odd passion project for David Carradine
26 September 2019 | by midwesternhooligansSee all my reviews

Normally when actors direct a film it can go from so-so to awful. And David Carradine's work here isn't so-so its pretty good. Very slow! With some layers packed here and there.

Any fans of David or Barbara should give this a watch. For those of you who liked "Into the wild" you might find The American Soldier's obsession charming enough to finish the film.

Could also be a good pairing with 'Easy rider'


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