Oh. My. Goodness… How could I have missed this one!? I mean, this is right in my wheelhouse! Unless of course I was too… ahem… into the movie when I saw it in high school!!
And for whatever reason, there seems to be a conspiracy among internet providers of the colored version of the strip! So Trail Noir it is!!
Rusty’s friend Mara… Hmmmm… Now that we know what Mr. Allen is referencing here I think Rusty is quite in over his head!!
Joe would appear to be Anglo… an expat of some kind, running from the law and laying low driving Touristas to Ancient Ruins!! He seems harmless enough…