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Straight to Hell (1986)

 -  Action | Comedy | Western  -  26 June 1987 (USA)
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A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Rude ...
Willy
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Norwood
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Velma
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Simms
Gloria Miralles Ruiz ...
Maid
Juan Uribe ...
Policeman
Joe Cashman ...
Dead Man in Car
Jose Pomedio Monedero ...
Gomez
Sara Sugarman ...
Chuch
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George
Jennifer Balgobin ...
Fabienne
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Frank McMahon
Shane MacGowan ...
Bruno McMahon
Spider Stacy ...
Angel Eyes McMahon
Frank Murray ...
Biff McMahon
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A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee. The townspeople are hostile to the outsiders at first, but seem to accept them once they've killed a couple of people. After a while, a mysterious man named Dade arrives, who seems to have unpleasant business to settle with the robbers. A free-for-all shoot-em-up ensues. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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A story of blood, money, guns, coffee, and sexual tension.

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Action | Comedy | Western

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26 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Caminho do Inferno  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$210,200 (USA)
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Trivia

At the very end after the credits a title comes up that says "COMING SOON: BACK TO HELL", yet they never made this sequel. See more »

Quotes

Chuch: This place is full of bad men who'll kill anyone who crosses their path or even shows their face... know what I mean?
Velma: No. I don't see any bad men.
Chuch: That's 'cause they're all out, but they'll be back...
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Coming Soon... BACK TO HELL See more »

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Spoofs The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Big Nothing
Written by MacManus
Performed by The MacManus Gang
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Not that bad...
22 December 2001 | by (Middlesbrough) – See all my reviews

To be honest, I can see how this film could be a little tedious to sit through if you are expecting anything clever. It is clever, but it is well hidden. The subtext relates to the American invasion of Nicaragua in the 1980's, relocated to a spaghetti western Spanish village, with the Mcmahon gang (played by pseudo Irish folk-punkers The Pogues, with Elvis Costello as the butler) taking the part of the anarcho-syndicalist Sandanista government and the gang of robbers (including The Clash's Joe Strummer and Courtney Love) turning up and upsetting the status quo. They are playing the roles of the American trained rebels sent in to overthrow the government. Still with me? Good. There is an uneasy alliance until IG Farben (Nazi chemical manufacturer in real life, trivia fans) turns up and provides them with a suitcase full of weapons, which indirectly leads to the kicking off of a huge firefight, resulting in the deaths of everyone who lives in the village. After all the land owners are dead, Farben returns, and sets up his oil drilling business with no competition. Satirical, and quite apt, given the current climate. On the other hand, abandon the politics and enjoy the spectacle of a slew of eighties punk-rockers having a great time in the Spanish desert.


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