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Wild at Heart (1990)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Romance  -  17 August 1990 (USA)
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Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

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Lula's psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail. Ignoring Sailor's probation, they set out for California. However their mother hires a killer to hunt down Sailor. Unaware of this, the two enjoy their journey and themselves being together... until they witness a young woman dying after a car accident - a bad omen. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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$9,500,000 (estimated)

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$14,560,247 (USA)
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Several cast members were culled from David Lynch's then-active TV series, Twin Peaks (1990), which he temporarily left to make this film. Sherilyn Fenn, Grace Zabriskie, David Patrick Kelly, Sheryl Lee and Jack Nance were all either regular or recurring characters on the series. See more »

Goofs

When Sailor leaves Lula, and Lula cries out "SAILOR!!!" in close-up, the image is reversed. Lula's hair is normally "waved" to her left, but in this shot, her hair is "waved" to her right. See more »

Quotes

Lula: You got me hotter than Georgia asphalt.
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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wild at Heart (1999) See more »

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Written by John Ewing, Charles Thomas, Charles Lane, Jesse Sailes, Russell Weathers,
Herbert Permillion
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Not one of his best.
18 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I much prefer Blue Velvet, maybe because it was new and shocking and original, whereas here Lynch seems to be copying himself, Nic Cage seems to be doing his faux-Elvis 'look at me all the time" schtick and Laura Dern just seems lost. The camera work is lovely, but to what end? It's kind of an empty story when all is said and done. As Emanuel Levy says in his book Cinema of Outsiders, "the shocks have little resonance, and the weirdness is trivial- the pictures hyperkinetic wildness is mostly on the surface, the images are elaborately conceived but meaningless."


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