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Festivale online magazine, March 1998
U Turn movie review
U Turn

Ah, the American grain, the independent films that look at little pockets of US life.

A nasty little man (Sean Penn) is marooned in a small town by his broken down car, encountering a flirty young housewife (Jennifer Lopez), her much older husband (Gary Busey), and a bizarre native (Jon Voight) among others.

He is drawn into their intrigues and misbehaviours by his own self-interest.

Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Voight have an opportunity to showcase their talents, but it's a bit like watching about a car wreck in slow motion.

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Title: U Turn (1997)
Written by: John Ridley (also novel Stray Dogs), Oliver Stone (uncredited)
Directed by: Oliver Stone 
Produced by: Bill Brown, Dan Halsted, John Ridley, Richard Rutowski, Clayton Townsend 
Edited by: Hank Corwin, Thomas J. Nordberg 
Director of Photography: Robert Richardson

The Players: Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Claire Danes, Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Voight
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