Made In Usa

  • 1989
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

MADE IN USA is a film about several characters who have been affected by environmental pollution. Christopher Penn and Adrian Pasdar play the sons of miners who have been the victims of lung disease and alcoholism. Both characters are angry, lawless, and perverse. The story takes the two young men throughout the US to various sites of industrial pollution....read more

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MADE IN USA is a film about several characters who have been affected by environmental pollution. Christopher Penn and Adrian Pasdar play the sons of miners who have been the victims of lung disease and alcoholism. Both characters are angry, lawless, and perverse. The story takes the two

young men throughout the US to various sites of industrial pollution. Along the way they hook up with Lori Singer, who has been poisoned by dioxins. Later, they pick up a hitchhiker, a runaway Navajo girl who attended a school polluted by radon gas. Writer-director Ken Friedman is obviously

concerned about the environment. The problem with his film is that he has failed to write a coherent script. His attempt to create new types of existential heroes and an ambience of despair is commendable, but good storytelling requires that characters interact and that their actions reveal

something to the audience. The only feeling the viewer experiences watching MADE IN USA is detachment, the very thing Friedman is criticizing in our attitudes toward the environment. In the final analysis, MADE IN USA is lifeless and nihilistic--a product of depression and detachment.

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: R
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