DirectorBarry Shils Initial DVD releaseDecember 18, 2001 Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 10, 1991 CastJordan Christopher Michael (Gus), Martha Quinn (Bank Teller), Michael Naegel (Boy at Wagon Wheel), Susan Tyrrell (Bartender), Harper Flaherty (Old Man at Wagon Wheel), John Laughlin (Man at Wagon Wheel) Similar moviesGroundhog Day, Glengarry Glen Ross, Southland Tales, Jamon Jamon, My Neighbors the Yamadas, Leningrad Cowboys Go America
TaglineThere's only one way to win the girl of your dreams: floor it!
Motorama 1991 trailer
Motorama is a 1991 American surrealistic road film about a ten-year-old runaway boy (played by Jordan Christopher Michael) on a road trip for the purpose of collecting game pieces (cards) from the fictional "Chimera" gas stations in order to spell out the word M-O-T-O-R-A-M-A. By doing so he will supposedly win the grand prize of $500 million. The film features cameos by Drew Barrymore, Flea, Jack Nance, Robert Picardo, Martha Quinn and Meat Loaf. It was written by Joseph Minion, screenwriter of After Hours.
Parts of the movie were filmed in and around Lake Powell and the city of Page, Arizona. In one scene, Gus, the title character, is shown driving on top of the Glen Canyon Dam (which is not allowed by the general public). The gated entrance to "Essex", a fictional state in the movie, is actually the service entrance to the Glen Canyon Dam. The Navajo Generating Station near Page is shown in several scenes as well. The strange-looking paper currencies used throughout the film are slightly modified versions of (former) Dutch Guilder notes.