Arizona Dream

Synopsis: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Emir Kusturica
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
142 min

"Will you take care of me..?

Take care of me..." I'm fuckin' sick of it!

- What?

- What?

He's your uncle, for Chrissakes.

Paul, if he wants to see me, why isn't he here?

Why did he send you? Why didn't he come?

You know it wasn't his fault, right?

I don't blame him for anything, Paul.

I didn't... I never said that it was his fault.

Well, he's getting married,

and he'd invite you as his best man.

- You be his best man.

- Why are you like that? You're killing him! Why?

Alright, Axel! Axel! Axel, listen.

- End of story! Over!

- Axel!


I love you too!

I'm gonna go back and I'm gonna

tell him that I couldn't find you.

- Really?

- Really. I have no choice.

- Promise?

- I promise. What about a hug? No hug for me?

Axel! Axel, you smell like a scumbag!

What's... What's going on?

But I'm a happy scumbag.

I got a nice truck and a great job.

- But you smell.

- What're you gonna have?

- Let's have two beers. Two beers.

- Two beers. OK.

- And a ginger ale.

- Two beers and...

- Forget the ginger ale. Bring two beers and two shots.

- Blanche?

- Bring two... two shots and two beers.

- Who's the boss?

- I am the boss.

- He is the boss. He is the boss.

- Two beers and two shots.

- A ginger ale, please.

Two beers, two shots.

- And a ginger ale.

- Don't confuse her. Don't confuse her.

Please, can I have a ginger ale?

Anyway, Axel, I love you, but...

- What? I love you too, but...

- Okay, well, you know... ginger ale.

- That's right. Two beers and two shots.

- Ginger ale.

Two beers and two shots.

- "Two beers and two shots." What's that?

- What?

That thing...

- What thing?

- I dunno. Like a funny accent or something?

- What funny accent thing?

- "Two beers and two shots."

What is that?

I dunno... like New York?

Funny New York accent, huh?

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David Atkins

David Atkins, OAM (born 12 December 1955) is an Australian dancer, choreographer, music-theatre director and producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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