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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One of two cinema movie collaborations of writer-director Alan Rudolph
and actor-singer Kris Kristofferson
. The first was Songwriter
(1984) and the second was the following year's Trouble in Mind
(1985). Rudolph was a director on the first film and a writer-director on the second whilst Kristofferson acted in both and sang as well in the first movie. 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... ...
Referenced in Remote Control
Knock Me a Kiss
Written and Performed by Louis Jordan See more