Roadside Prophets

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Roadside Prophets
DVD cover for the film
Directed by Abbe Wool
Produced by Peter McCarthy
David Swinson
Written by Abbe Wool
Music by Pray for Rain
Cinematography Tom Richmond
Edited by Nancy Richardson
Distributed by Fine Line Features
Release dates
Running time
96 min.
Country U.S.
Language English

Roadside Prophets is a 1992 American comedy film[1] written and directed by Abbe Wool, featuring musicians John Doe of the L.A. punk band X, and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys with cameo appearances by, amongst others, Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie, David Carradine, Flea, an uncharacteristic performance by John Cusack as Caspar, a self-styled "Symbionese" rebel, and a very early film performance by Don Cheadle.


Joe, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle-riding factory worker, meets Dave, who tells him about a casino in the desert before Dave accidentally electrocutes himself to death on an arcade video game. Following Dave's cremation, Joe decides to travel to Nevada to find Dave's beloved casino and spread his ashes in the desert to fulfill his last wish. While riding his motorcycle across the country, Joe meets Sam, who is traveling on his own motorcycle to find a Motel 9 which his parents committed suicide in. As Sam travels with Joe, the two develop an unlikely friendship.



  1. ^ Cornelius, David. Roadside Prophets. 10 October 2006. Retrieved on 10 June 2009

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