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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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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
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Chuch
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George
Jennifer Balgobin ...
Fabienne
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Frank McMahon
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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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funny as Hell
7 August 2005 | by (Rain City, Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

I saw this twice during its too brief(one week!)run in Seattle in 1987 and i was always showing it to people later on video who thought i was INSANE, which may or may not be beside the point, but this is one of THOSE movies, like Big Trouble in Little China, that can inform you about someones personal sense of humor and taste. Either you get it or you don't. I think this movie is some kind of psychopathic classic that perfectly sends up the extreme amorality of the spaghetti westerns and prefigures the homicidal men in black suits later to turn up in Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. And few films can top it for sheer nihilistic rip-it-apart glee. I am glad it is finally being seen on DVD in its original aspect ratio, because in the theaters it had very carefully staged WIDE-SCREEN compositions which were lost on video. The cast is uniformly weird and wonderful: Sy Richardson, channeling pure self-righteous macho bad-assness, Joe Strummer, showing a surprisingly light touch for comedy, Dick Rude,hilariously channeling a psycho-punk James Cagney,Courtney Love gives a truly committed performance as a shrill whiny Nancy Spungen caricature, the Pogues almost manage to say their dialog, Elvis Costello doesn't have much dialog but acquits himself well. I could go on and on about the rest of the cast, and there's plenty of them still to mention, including and especially MIGUEL SANDOVER, who does the greatest Clint Eastwood send-up i have ever had the pleasure of watching.

Watch this film ...you'll either get it...or you won't. I laughed like hell.


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