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Mala Noche
Director: Gus Van Sant (Dir)
Release Date:   1988
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 4 May 1988; Los Angeles opening: 30 Nov 1989
Duration (in mins):   75
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Cast:   Tim Streeter (Walt Curtis)  
    Doug Cooeyate (Johnny)  
    Ray Monge (Roberto Pepper)  
    Nyla McCarthy (Betty, Walt's girl)  
    Sam Downey (Hotel clerk)  


Production Company: Northern Film Co.  
Distribution Company: Frameline  
Director: Gus Van Sant (Dir)
Producer: Gus Van Sant (Prod)
Writer: Gus Van Sant (Scr)
Photography: John Campbell (Dir of photog)
Film Editor: Gus Van Sant (Film ed)
Music: Creighton Lindsay (Mus)
  Karen Kitchen (Mus)
  Peter Daamaan (Mus)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novella Mala Noche by Walt Curtis (Portland, 1977).
Authors: Walt Curtis

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Genre: Drama


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Los Angeles Times   1 Dec 1989   p. 6.
New York Times   4 May 1988   p. 20.
Variety   5 Mar 1986   p. 16.

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