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Straight to Hell (1986)

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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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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)  »

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A Caminho do Inferno  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$210,200 (USA)
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According to the DVD, this movie was made when a proposed concert tour with various punk musicians failed to get funding. Realizing it was easier to get money for a film than for a large scale tour, and with all the musicians having their schedules free, this film was produced instead of a tour. See more »

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Willy: Women, man.
Simms: Sometimes you gotta kill 'em.
Norwood: Who, the women?
Simms: No, their husbands.
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Coming Soon... BACK TO HELL See more »

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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Straight To Hell (Alex Cox, 1987) *1/2
30 June 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I hadn't watched any of Cox's films prior to this one, but had always appreciated his knowledgeable input on the DVD of many a cult item (most recently several "Masters Of Cinema" titles).

Well, this turned out to be a major disappointment – considering its Spaghetti Western references (of which Cox is a devotee and, indeed, the end credits include a special mention to, among others, Giulio Questi – director of DJANGO, KILL! [1967]) and the cast made up of several rock performers (who, apparently, had been convened together for a concert which never materialized!); though I knew beforehand that Leonard Maltin had rated it a BOMB in his Film Guide, so I guess I only have myself to blame!

Anyway, the film is a test to anyone's patience with its gallery of utterly dislikeable characters (a rather plump Courtney Love being especially irritating – a far cry from her subsequent appearance, in both senses of the word, in Milos Forman's THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT [1996]!), hopelessly amateurish presentation and the inane attempts at genre spoofing…though, to its credit, the soundtrack is pretty good (which was to be expected, after all). Also featured in the cast are Dennis Hopper, whose one scene barely registers, and director Jim Jarmusch (turning up in front of the camera towards the end) as a baddie!


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