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February 3, 2021

Episode 505: White Sands (1992)

Special Guest: Daniel Pyne
Guest Co-Hosts: Andrew Nette, Jedidiah Ayres

Jedidiah Ayres and Andrew Nette join Mike to look at the 1992 neo-noir film from director Roger Donaldson, White Sands. The film stars Willem Dafoe as Ray Dolezal, a small town Sheriff who tries to solve the murder of a man in his jurisdiction by assuming the dead man’s identity and getting embroiled in a world of arms dealing,

We speak to the film's screenwriter, (The Hard Way, The Sum of All Fears, Where's Marlowe?) about the film's journey from page to screen.

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Bonus Interview: Roger Donaldson

Buy White Sands on Blu-Ray
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"The Passenger" - Siouxsie & The Banshees



  1. I just screened this the other night,you mentioned it to Willem Dafoe
    in To Live & Die In L.A. episode!Never made the Antonionni/Iggy Pop The Passenger connection?White Sands rocks=Mickey Rourke is s strangely moral character.White Sands&Red Rock West are a way cool double feature with Dwight Yoakem&Little Feat songs:)....

    1. & Samuel L. jackson sure brought some sizzle to White Sands.