Searchers 2.0 (2007)
|Content Rating||R (R)|
|Awards||1 win & 1 nomination.|
|Company||Cowboy Outfit, Outpost Studios|
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.