Southland Tales

Synopsis: Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Richard Kelly
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
145 min


Wonder if Matt sees that camera yet.....


The camera, yeah.

Hey, man.

Oh. I didn't know it had water in it.

Go, go, go!


In the aftermath

of the nuclear attacks in Texas,

America found itself

on the brink of anarchy.

Hundreds of thousands have

perished in the nuclear attacks...

in Abilene and El Paso, Texas.

The president has declared

martial law in Texas.

FEMA has ordered evacuation

within 200 miles of each attack.

The worst attack on the United States

in the history of our country.

Those without protective glasses are

instructed to sit down on the ground

and face away from the blast.

World War llI had begun.


I'm sorry.

The accelerated conflict

in the Middle East

placed significant restrictions

on American access to oil.

Alternative fuel sources

became a lucrative commodity.

Americans were transfixed

by the terrorist threat

and the will to prevent another attack

by any means necessary.

Military checkpoints

were erected at each state line.

Interstate travel visas

were required of each citizen.

Dissenting liberal extremist cells

began to emerge,

the most vocal of which

were the Neo-Marxists.

The 2008 presidential election

was to be decided by

the electoral votes of just one state

as the Republicans

raced to secure California

for the first time since 1988.

On June 27, 2008,

Boxer Santaros,

a famous actor with ties

to the Republican Party,

vanished without a trace.

Three days later, he was discovered

in the Nevada desert

with his memory erased.

The government knew he had

crossed back into California.

But the circumstances

of his return to the Southland

remained a mystery.


Pilot Abilene

was critically wounded

during battle in Iraq yesterday

by shrapnel from a grenade

thrown by a soldier in his own unit.

"The Revelation of Jesus Christ,

which God gave unto Him,

"to shew unto His servants things

which must shortly come to pass,

"and He sent and signified it

by His angel unto His servant John,

"who bare record of the word of God,

and of the testimony of Jesus Christ,

"and of all things that he saw.

"Blessed is he that readeth and they

that hear the words of this prophecy,

"and keep those things

which are written therein...

for the time is at hand. "

My name is Pilot Abilene...

and I'm a veteran of the war in Iraq.

I'm going to tell you the story

of Boxer Santaros

and his journey

down the road not taken.

"This is the way the world ends.

"This is the way the world ends.

This is the way the world ends. "

Not with a whimper...

but with a bang.

The search continues

for missing action star Boxer Santaros.

His wife, Madeline Frost,

daughter of vice presidential

candidate Bobby Frost,

could not be reached for comment.

Flights remain restricted in Nevada...

Interstate travel visas are frozen

as the government issues

a code-red terror alert

for the holiday weekend.

Southland residents

buckle down and stay put

as LAX remains closed indefinitely.

Some empires were built

in times of war.

...honor the memories

of loved ones lost in Texas

as a city prepares to celebrate

Independence Day

on the third anniversary

of the nuclear attacks.

Others were built

in times of peace.

The government decided that

it could not properly

conduct a war on terror

unless cyberspace

was placed under federal control.

USIDent was the brainchild

of the Republican Party...

Welcome to USIDent.

...a colossal think tank formed

under the protection of the Patriot Act.

All information is sanitized.

"Two roads

diverged in a wood, and I...

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Richard Kelly

James Richard Kelly, better known as Richard Kelly, is an American film director and writer, known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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