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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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Timothy Carhart ...
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
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Kurt
Ted Parks ...
Cashier
Babs Bram ...
Receptionist
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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Where nothing is as it seems. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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16 June 1993 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Delito em Red Rock West  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,502,551 (USA)
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When the movie was previewed for audiences, none of the producers showed up. 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 »

Quotes

Lyle: [Eats a sandwich belonging to a man he just shot in the forehead] Mm... it's TURKEY!... one of my favorites.
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I BUY HER ROSES
Written by Roger Brown & Glenn Ray
Performed by Sammy Kershaw
Courtesy of Mercury Records Nashville
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Stylish Film Noir
19 November 2004 | by (phoenix, az) – See all my reviews

Some movies you just know you're going to love from the first few seconds. This is one of those movies. Tracing it's roots back to "Double Indemnity," and "The Postman Always Rings Twice" in the 40's - this was a great example of Modern Film Noir in the 90's. Nick Cage plays the "down on his luck" main character who gets entangled in a husband-wife murder plot - and his luck goes from bad to worse to even worse as he tries and tries to get away from the people, town, violence and threat of Red Rock West. Lots of twists and turns, great performances by Cage, Hopper and Walsh, an hypnotic slide-guitar musical backdrop, and seamless directing make this a real joy. Favorite Line: When Cage looks at the empty gas gauge in the get-away car, shakes his head and says: "F***in' story of my life."


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