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Kansas (1988)

A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.

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Alan Toy ...
Nelson Nordquist
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Buckshot
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Connie
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Clint Allen ...
Ted
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George Bayles
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Patrolman Casson
James Lea Raupp ...
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A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.

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One bad decision can change your life forever! See more »


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23 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Kansas, dos hombres, dos caminos  »

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$2,432,536 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Screenwriter Spencer Eastman passed away the same 1988 year that the film was first released. Also written by Eastman and released this year was War Party (1988) with Eastman's final produced screenplay [to date, March 2015] Night Game (1989) launching the following year in 1989. See more »

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Kansas license plates are issued by county, with a two-letter code representing each county. Many of the cars of residents of the same area have county license plates from counties far apart. See more »


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Music by F.E. Bigelow (uncredited)
Performed by The Oskaloosa High School Band
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Subtleties of Things to Come
25 January 2000 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

The settings and wide open photography that must have been ahead of it's time make "Kansas" a pleasure to watch, a picturesque drama through the mid-west. On his way to his best friend's wedding, Andrew McCarthy hops a freight car and meets drifter and recently-released ex-con Matt Dillon - who is on his way to rob the bank in his former hometown. McCarthy is part of the crime before he knows it, unfortunately linked to Dillon's violent & vindictive character. Looking to lay low until it all blows over, McCarthy finds refuge in anonymity on a family farm. This part of the story, evidenced by the unfolding of Generation X in years immediately following the films release, could act to the discerning viewer as a subtle outline of Gen X's reluctance to take a spotlight for fear of it's wrath. Still, for those of other generations, "Kansas" is fun to watch, a pleasure to look at, and another good vehicle for Matt Dillon's ability to create interesting characters.


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