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China Lake (1989) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Drama
Original Title: China Lake
Director: Dieter Weihl
Released: 1989
Duration: 1h 34min
Video type: Movie
Credited cast:
Derin Basden Derin Basden - Cruiser
Bob Bumgarner Bob Bumgarner - Clyde
Red Cahoon Red Cahoon - Bus Driver
L.A. Davis L.A. Davis - Edmont Wodzinski
Richard Edson Richard Edson - Connie Veesk
Veltha E. Race Veltha E. Race - Angie
Amelia Richer-Hart Amelia Richer-Hart - Laura Wodzinski
Sandi Stutz Sandi Stutz - Aunt Edna
Joe Toppe Joe Toppe - Scooter Wodzinski

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    Any armchair geographer knows there is no lake at China Lake, and in the film of the same name the bone-dry Mojave Desert setting would seem the perfect location for an overdue family reunion. It all takes place in the cultural wasteland between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where lonely widower Ed Wodzinski sits alone in his trailer home watching re-runs of 'The People's Court' and sending his teenage son on daily errands. Their routine is broken by the sudden arrival from Milwaukee of Aunt Edna and Laura, Ed's daughter, a punk rocker with a chip on her shoulder. Nothing much happens after that, and yet everything is different by the time the guests leave. The story is understated almost to the point of invisibility, but writer director Dieter Weihl (making his feature debut) is able to suggest a lot more than he shows. The film invites comparison to the minimalist comedies of Jim Jarmusch, but Weihl clearly has more affection for his characters, the most dominant of which is the empty but inviting (like the film itself) desert landscape.