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“Kalifornia” is a 1993 thriller film directed by . The film stars and as Early Grayce and Adele Corners, a young couple who embark on a road trip across America to visit various murder sites. Along the way, they pick up a couple, Brian () and Carrie (), who are also traveling to California. However, as they continue on their journey, Early's violent tendencies begin to surface, leading to a tense and dangerous situation for all involved.


“Kalifornia” received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising the performances of the leads, particularly 's portrayal of the unpredictable and volatile Early Grayce. However, others criticized the film's graphic violence and lack of depth in its exploration of the characters and themes. The film has been compared to “Natural Born Killers” and other violent road trip films of the 1990s.


“Kalifornia” did not receive any major awards or nominations.


“Kalifornia” was not a box office success, grossing just over $2 million domestically. However, it has since gained a cult following among fans of psychological thrillers and 's early work. The film has been praised for its tense and unsettling atmosphere, as well as the performances of its cast. It currently holds a 52% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Directed by
Produced by Steve Golin Aristides McGarry Sigurjón Sighvatsson
Screenplay by Tim Metcalfe
Story by Stephen Levy Tim Metcalfe
Starring , , , ,
Music by Carter Burwell
Cinematography Bojan Bazelli
Edited by Martin Hunter
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Propaganda Films Viacom Pictures
Distributed by Gramercy Pictures
Release date August 27, 1993 (Montreal World Film Festival) September 3, 1993 (U.S.)
Running time 117 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8.5 million
Box office $2.4 million

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