U Turn



When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After becoming involved with a young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband.

  1. John Ridley

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Oliver Stone


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

    Bobby Cooper

  2. Nick Nolte

    Nick Nolte

    Jake McKenna

  3. Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez

    Grace McKenna

  4. Joaquin Phoenix

    Joaquin Phoenix

    Toby N. Tucker

  5. Claire Danes

    Claire Danes


Full Cast & Crew

U Turn
U Turn



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 3, 1997


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget $19,000,000.00

Revenue $6,682,098.00

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