Candy Mountain

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Candy Mountain
Candy mountain post.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Frank
Rudy Wurlitzer
Produced by Philippe Diaz
Written by Rudy Wurlitzer
Starring Kevin J. O'Connor
Harris Yulin
Tom Waits
Bulle Ogier
Roberts Blossom
Music by Dr. John
David Johansen
Rita MacNeil
Leon Redbone
Cinematography Pio Corradi
Edited by Jennifer Augé
Distributed by International Film Exchange (IFEX)
Republic Pictures
Release date
February 20, 1988
Running time
103 minutes
Country Switzerland
Language English

Candy Mountain is a 1988 drama film directed by Robert Frank and Rudy Wurlitzer. It was shot in New York City and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.[1]


Julius (O'Connor) is a struggling musician who sets off to find Elmore Silk (Yulin) in order to strike a deal with him and become famous. Along his search, he meets various people who have encountered Elmore, and can give him valuable insight into what kind of man Elmore is. Once he meets Elmore, he finally realizes that financial gain is nothing compared to the development of one's artistic ability.




The film generally received positive reviews from critics. Caryn James of The New York Times wrote, "...seems to be a small, quirky film, but it easily assumes the weight, ambition and success that many larger films aim for and miss."[2] As of November 2009, film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes had issued a 100% rating based on reviews from 8 critics.[3]


San Sebastián International Film Festival

  • 1987: Won, "Silver Seashell Award"


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