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Straight to Hell (1987)

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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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
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The little jingle that plays when the coffee addicts are getting ready to fix is from Maxwell House coffee commercials from the 60s and 70s. See more »

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Amos Dade: No, you cops'll have to use rocks.
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Karl's Disco-Wieners now for sale in the foyer See more »

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Fan Out
Written by Dan Wool (as Dan Wul)
Performed and arranged by Dan Wool and Zander Schloss
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Anarchic fun with a superb cast!
18 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Picked up the DVD of this for £4.49 and it's worth every penny. Not only is this film a better spoof of westerns than Silverado but it contains enough weird and wonderful characters to give Lynch a run for his money.

Firstly you have got the superb Sy Richardson as Norwood(Tarantinos inspiration for Samuel L's Pulp Fiction character?), Joe Strummer as Simms(RIP), and the 'runt' Dick Rude completing the main trio.

Also popping their heads round Alex Cox's casting room door are: Courtney Love(pregnant Velma), Fox Harris, Kathy Burke, Edward Tudor Pole, Dennis Hopper (IG Farben), Grace Jones, Jim Jarmusch, Miguel Sandoval(Eastwood impression), Xander Berkley(priest), Elvis Costello(butler) and the Pogues(Mcmahon coffee gang)...Superb!!

There is also the great setting of Almeira, the funny costumes, Pray For Rain music and the priceless dialogue(regional dilects etc). So stop criticising and just enjoy yourself in Cox country!!


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