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Kansas (1988)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  23 September 1988 (USA)
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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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Doyle Kennedy
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Wade Corey
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Lori Bayles
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Nelson Nordquist
Andy Romano ...
Fleener
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Buckshot
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Connie
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Prostitute Drifter
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Governor
Clint Allen ...
Ted
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George Bayles
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Governor's Driver (as James Lovelett)
Louis Giambalvo ...
Army Sergeant
Craig Benton ...
Patrolman Casson
James Lea Raupp ...
Man with Shirt
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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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In a life of crime, no one can be trusted... Not even your friend. See more »


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23 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kansas, dos hombres, dos caminos  »

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$2,432,536 (USA)
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Trivia

About 25% or a quarter of the sixty speaking parts in the picture were performed by local Kansan actors. See more »

Goofs

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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HOME ON THE RANGE
Music by Daniel E. Kelley (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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