In the metropolis of Rain City which is run under a military state, Wanda's Café is the meeting point for several individuals, who, in the words of Lt. Gunther of the police department, are converging on "the shit (they're) wallowing in". Former Rain City police officer John Hawkins - Hawk to his friends - has just been released from prison where he served eight years for murder, a crime to which he readily admits. He killed Fat Adolph, a mobster, in an effort to clean up the streets and protect the ones he loved. He has returned to Wanda's - Wanda who was his former lover - to restart his life. Straightforward Wanda still loves Hawk, but is not in love with him, and as such offers him a place to stay with no strings. Wanda has just hired largely innocent Georgia to work in the café. Penniless Georgia and her husband Coop have just arrived in Rain City with their infant son Spike in the run-down camper in which they live. They believed moving to the city - their first time ever in ... Written by
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hit Keith Carradine
for real during the filming of the fight scene in Wanda's Cafe. As a direct result of this, Kristofferson cut his hand and had to spend ten days in the hospital having said cut treated for any possible infection. Production on the film was shut down for the ten days Kristofferson spent in the hospital. See more
[Talking to John Hawkins during the party
You know, not long ago I thought about committing suicide again. From time to time it gets to me. But then I think about how I didn't kill myself the other times. So I go to sleep for several days, and, when I wake up, I'm famished - a sure sign of good health. And good health is essential, isn't it, John?
[Turning to head down some stairs
John, come on down here. You must *always* pay attention when I speak - especially when I am discussing health... ...
Written by Kris Kristofferson
Performed by Marianne Faithfull See more