Searchers 2.0 (2007)


Searchers 2.0 (2007)

The 'has-been' Hollywood Western actors, Mel Torres and Fred Fletcher, hear Fritz Frobisher will attend a screening of one of his movies in Arizona. They decide to go exact revenge on him for terrorizing them and other kids with a whip on their first set. To this end Mel's unenthusiastic daughter, Delilah, is persuaded to provide her decent car, and comes along all the way from L.A. Endless discussions about movies, simple philosophy and morality are interlaced with accidental and purely scare-induced horror. When they arrive, neither the screening nor Frobisher are anything like they imagined.
IMDb   5.8 /10
TheMovieDb    4.0 /10
Director Alex Cox
Writer Alex Cox
Release Date2009-01-10
Runtime1h 36mins
GenreComedy, Drama
Content RatingR (R)
Awards1 win & 1 nomination.
CompanyCowboy Outfit, Outpost Studios
Mel Torres
Ed Pansullo
Ed Pansullo
Fred Fletcher
Delilah Torres
Fritz Frobisher
Brandon Carlos
Brandon Carlos
Young Mel
Rusty Frobisher
Steven Fierberg
Steven Fierberg
Alex Cox
Alex Cox
Esther Williams
Esther Williams
Goulding's Employee #1
Linda Litsui
Linda Litsui
Goulding's Employee #2

Searchers 2.0

Searchers 2.0 is a 2007 road film directed by Alex Cox. It stars Del Zamora and Ed Pansullo. Described by Cox as a "microfeature," it was shot on digital video in 10 days for a budget of $180,000. Lacking distribution, it featured a very limited theatrical run of one-night showings at various theaters throughout 2007 and 2008, followed by its premiere on BBC in the UK, and eventual DVD release in Japan and North America. The film marks Cox's return to the comedy genre, since Straight to Hell, 20 years prior.


The story follows two out of work actors, Mel and Fred. Mel works part-time as a day laborer. They learn that screenwriter Fritz Frobisher, who had violently abused the two actors with a whip during a childhood acting job, will be appearing at a screening of one of his films that will take place in Monument Valley. The two decide to travel from Los Angeles to the screening, but neither owns a car, so they convince Mel's daughter, Delilah, to drive them on their revenge journey.


  • Del Zamora as Mel Torres
  • Ed Pansullo as Fred Fletcher
  • Leonard Maltin as Film critic
  • Jaclyn Jonet as Delilah Torres
  • Sy Richardson as Fritz Frobisher
  • Cy Carter as Director


Portions of the film were shot in the Coachella Valley, California.