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Red Rock West (1993)

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When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of... See full summary »

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Lyle
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Suzanne Brown
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Deputy Matt Greytack
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Deputy Russ Bowman
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Truck Driver
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Jim
Vance Johnson ...
Mr. Johnson
Robert Apel ...
Howard
Bobby Joe McFadden ...
Old Man
Dale Gibson ...
Kurt
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Cashier
Babs Bram ...
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Robert Guajardo ...
Doctor
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When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his getaway, things go wrong, and soon get worse when he runs into the real hitman, Lyle. Written by Rob Hartill

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hitman | money | wyoming | texan | ex marine | See more »

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Where nothing is as it seems. See more »

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Rated R for language and violence, and for sexuality | See all certifications »

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16 June 1993 (France)  »

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Red Rock West  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,502,551 (USA)
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Before Nicolas Cage had been cast, Dennis Hopper suggested that John Dahl should consider Kris Kristofferson, a good friend of Hopper from The Last Movie (1971), for the leading role. Kristofferson was at a low point in his career at the time, mainly appearing as the lead in made for TV-movies. He had a packed schedule and declined without reading the script. See more »

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When Nicholas Cage's character and the woman hop the train from the cemetery the train engine is shown to be a Southern Pacific locomotive. In the parting shot of the train going down the track the locomotive is an MRL locomotive. See more »

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A great little film.
3 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

Red Rock West is what all films should be like. A genuinely interesting film with enough twists and turns to satisfy any sane human, it was tragically overlooked on its release. With Nicolas Cage (before his career went into orbit) in fine form and Dennis Hopper stealing scene after scene, this is a movie that withstands repeated watchings. The rest of the cast are uniformly excellent and the quirkiness of the setting (a small town in the middle of nowhere) never gets in the way. In short this is a great little film that deserves to be seen.


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