"Life is NOT a malfunction."

~ Short Circuit (1986)


Ricky, a dim-witted ex-con, meets Beth, a dim-witted waitress, in an Idaho diner. They take off in his car to Washington and begin an affair. Beth, a lonely romance-novel addict, is hopelessly enamored; Ricky is just in it for the (constant) sex. Beth's longing to visit California and Ricky's longing for quick cash leads them into a desperate situation. Director Jost uses a variety of avant-garde visual and narrative techniques, such as montage, collages, split screens and lengthy, ton

  • Rated: UNRATED
  • Genre(s): Crime, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 01/01/1993
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Director(s): Jon Jost
  • Writers: Jon Jost
  • Stars: Howard Swain, Nancy Carlin, Kate Sannella
  • Cast: Kate Sannella, Nancy Carlin, Richard Reynolds, Kathryn Sannella, Howard Swain
  • Studios: Complex

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