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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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David Lynch's Wild at Heart  »

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$9,500,000 (estimated)

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$14,560,247 (USA)
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Trivia

Laura Dern' mother Diane Ladd - who also appears in this film - appeared with Crispin Glover's father Bruce Glover in Chinatown (1974). 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

Marietta Fortune: [stumbling into men's room with a martini] Yoo-hoo! Sailor boy! How would you like to fuck Lula's momma?
Sailor: Uh, no ma'am, I sure don't...
Marietta Fortune: Lula's momma would like to fuck you. Come on.
Sailor: Ms. Fortune, I really think you need a cup of coffee. I really do.
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Referenced in Lady Vengeance (2005) See more »

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Im Abendrot
(from "Four Last Songs")
Composed by Richard Strauss
Text by Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
Performed by Jessye Norman (credit only), Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conducted by Kurt Masur
Published by Boosey & Co., LTD.
Courtesy of Philips
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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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