Searchers 2.0

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Searchers 2.0
Searchers 2.0 cover.jpg
Directed by Alex Cox
Produced by Jon Davison
Written by Alex Cox
Starring Del Zamora
Ed Pansullo
Jaclyn Jonet
Sy Richardson
Music by Dan Wool
Cinematography Stephen Fierberg
Edited by Alex Cox
Release date
  • August 31, 2007 (2007-08-31) (Venice)
  • October 26, 2010 (2010-10-26) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $180,000

Searchers 2.0 is a 2007 road film directed by Alex Cox. It stars Del Zamora and Ed Pansullo.[1] Described by Cox as a "microfeature," it was shot on digital video in 10 days for a budget of $180,000. Lacking distribution, it featured a very limited theatrical run of one-night showings at various theaters throughout 2007 and 2008, followed by its premier on BBC in the UK, and eventual DVD release in Japan and North America. The film marks Cox's return to the comedy genre, since Straight to Hell, 20 years prior.


The story follows two out of work actors, Mel and Fred. Mel works part-time as a day laborer. They learn that screenwriter Fritz Frobisher, who had violently abused the two actors with a whip during a childhood acting job, will be appearing at a screening of one of his films that will take place in Monument Valley. The two decide to travel from Los Angeles to the screening, but neither owns a car, so they convince Mel's daughter, Delilah, to drive them on their revenge journey.



Portions of the film were shot in the Coachella Valley, California.[2]


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  2. ^ Palm Springs Visitors Center. "Coachella Valley Feature Film Production 1920–2011". Filming in Palm Springs. Palm Springs, CA. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2012.Download[permanent dead link] (Downloadable PDF file)

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