U Turn 23 years old

Expect the Unexpected.

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.


Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix

Toby N. Tucker

Claire Danes
Claire Danes


Sean Penn
Sean Penn

Bobby Cooper

Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte

Jake McKenna

All Cast

Name Character
Liv Tyler She was 20, now 44 years old as Girl in Bus Station
Nick Nolte He was 56, now 80 years old as Jake McKenna
Sean Penn He was 37, now 60 years old as Bobby Cooper
Richard Rutowski He was 51, now 75 years old as Biker #2
Sean Stone He was 12, now 36 years old as Boy in Grocery Store
Claire Danes She was 18, now 42 years old as Jenny
Powers Boothe He was 49, 68 years old when he died as Sheriff Virgil Potter
Jon Voight He was 58, now 82 years old as Blind Man
Laurie Metcalf She was 42, now 66 years old as Bus Station Clerk
Bo Hopkins He was 55, now 79 years old as Ed
Julie Hagerty She was 42, now 66 years old as Flo
Brent Briscoe He was 36, 56 years old when he died as Boyd
Jennifer Lynn She was 7, now 31 years old as Grace McKenna
Abraham Benrubi He was 27, now 51 years old as Biker #1
Joaquin Phoenix He was 22, now 46 years old as Toby N. Tucker
Aida Linares as Jamilla
Ilia Volok He was 31, now 55 years old as Sergi
Valeriy Nikolaev He was 32, now 55 years old as Mr. Arkady
Annie Tien as Short Order Cook
Sheri Foster She was 39, now 63 years old as Grace's Mother
Jeff Flach as Yes Man (uncredited)


Name Department
Robert Richardson as Director of Photography. He was 42 (now 65) years old Camera
Clayton Townsend as Producer. He was 40 (now 63) years old Production
Clayton Townsend as Unit Production Manager. He was 40 (now 63) years old Production
Hank Corwin as Editor. He was 2 (now 21) years old Editing
Dan Halsted as Producer. He was 35 (now 59) years old Production
Mary Vernieu as Casting. Production
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor as Costume Design. She was 39 (now 63) years old Costume & Make-Up
Merideth Boswell as Set Decoration. Art
Dan Webster as Art Direction. Art
Thomas J. Nordberg as Editor. Editing
Ennio Morricone as Original Music Composer. He was 68 (now 92) years old Sound
John Ridley as Executive Producer. He was 32 (now 56) years old Production
John Ridley as Author. He was 32 (now 56) years old Writing
John Ridley as Screenplay. He was 32 (now 56) years old Writing
Jeff Flach as Production Supervisor. Production
U Turn poster
U Turn (23 years)

Expect the Unexpected.

  • Release day: Friday, October 03, 1997
  • Runtime: 125 minutes
  • Budget: 19000000.00
  • Revenue: 6682098.00