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Straight to Hell (1986)

 -  Action | Comedy | Western  -  26 June 1987 (USA)
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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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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 »

Quotes

Willy: Women, man.
Simms: Sometimes you gotta kill 'em.
Norwood: Who, the women?
Simms: No, their husbands.
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Delilah
Written by Les Reed and Barry Mason
Performed by Fox Harris
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"Lets make that Weiner Kid sing his song....Wanna?"
29 August 2004 | by (San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

The price of man's obsessions are a trip Straight to Hell (in a rented red import no less). There is no nuance in this movie, just blood, money, coffee, guns and sexual tension. There is a pregnant demon named Velma and a Christ figure named Karl. All but two of the characters in the movie are hardly characters at all, just expressions of lust and obsession. Conveniently they are all played by non-actors (Musicians that couldn't get the backing to do a concert in Nicaragua in '87). Dennis Hopper plays what is essentially Mephistophilis calling all the players home to hell. Sy Richardson's Norwood is the only character who is not ruled by his obsessions. In this morality play that is what separates his fate from everyone else's. An important commentary on our modern world. Or maybe it was just all that mescaline.

Seriously folks cut Alex some slack. The picture is beautifully filmed. The people who can't act are given one dimensional roles which is highly preferable to giving someone that has no acting ability a role with weight and importance (Daryl Hannah in Wall Street, Keanu Reeves in Much Ado About Nothing). It's got a fantastic soundtrack and Karl doing the Weiner Dog Song is one of the funniest things ever. Really. Ever.


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