White Sands

White Sands


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A suicide found in the desert with 500,000 dollars cash stuffed in a briefcase makes Sheriff Ray Dolezal (Willem Dafoe) curious. What was the dead man up to? Sensing that if he follows the money, he'll find crime at the end of the trail, Dolezal assumes his identity. He soon discovers the dead man was a paid informant for an FBI agent (Samuel L. Jackson) trailing an arms dealer (Mickey Rourke) who works with an intermediary (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). Dolezal begins to suspect that he's being set up to take a big fall when the money is stolen from him and the dead man's girlfriend (Maura Tierney, in an early role) gets killed after she tells him that her beau had a partner in a scheme to steal the money from the FBI. Will his enemies discover his real identity? Will the FBI agent turn on him? Will he get back the money? ~ Nick Sambides, Jr.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/2019
UPC: 0043396557567
Original Release: 1992
Rating: R
Source: Sony Mod
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 10,993

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Willem Dafoe Ray Dolezal
Mickey Rourke Gorman Lennox
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Lane Bodine
Samuel L. Jackson Greg Meeker
M. Emmet Walsh Bert Gibson
James Rebhorn Flynn
Mimi Rogers Molly Dolezal
Maura Tierney Noreen
Beth Grant Roz
John Ryan Actor
Fred Dalton Thompson Actor
Alexander Nicksay Ben
Fredrick Lopez Delmar Blackwater
Miguel Sandoval Ruiz
John La Fayette Demott
Ken Thorley Kleinman
Jack Kehler Casanov
Royce D. Applegate Peterson
Megan Butler Goodman
Lisa Cloud Redhead
Steve Cormier Artie O'Brien
John David Garfield 2nd FBI Agent
William P. Bennet Rodeo Clown
Tom Conner La Fonda Desk Clerk
Joy Bouton Sue
Meredith Marshall Rodeo Singer
Doc Phillips Rodeo Announcer
Ben Zeller Drifter
Karen Breeding Cowgirl
Steve Tyler Blonde FBI Agent

Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director
Gary Barber Executive Producer
Nicholas Beauman Editor
Deborah Everton Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Bryce Goodman Musical Direction/Supervision
John Graysmark Production Designer
Peter Menzies Cinematographer
David Nicksay Executive Producer
Patrick O'Hearn Score Composer
Daniel Pyne Screenwriter
Michael Rizzo Art Director
James G. Robinson Executive Producer
David Rubin Casting
Scott Rudin Producer
Monroe Sachson Producer
William Sackheim Producer
Michael Seirton Set Decoration/Design
David Wisnievitz Associate Producer

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White Sands 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has some major holes in it, but it's still entertaining. How do these people manage to be in White Sands at sunset and still return to Santa Fe, a distance of 250 miles, in time for dinner at La Fonda? How does a small-town cop afford a maxed-out 'vette? There's just a little too much of the rich and beautiful in this movie and way too much for small-town New Mexico. Did I mention the coincidences? -- There's a hatful in this flick. Everyone is five minutes too late or shows-up two minutes earlier than expected. Why are all of the characters so corrupt they'll murder fellow federal agents but still so honorable they won't forget a promise? Maura Tierney is pretty amusing despite being in the movie less than three minutes. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's acting is not as bad as the previews make it seem. Mickey Rourke is typically slimey but Willem Dafoe's role may be one of the great cases of miscasting I've witnessed. None of the FBI agents come-across as realistic, -- I mean, I realize the director is trying to do the "things are not as they seem" spiel, but characters need to stay in character. Still, it's an amusing story and the movie moves well. The actors act, they don't just pose. The movie is worth a look.