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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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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 ...
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Kurt
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Cashier
Babs Bram ...
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Robert Guajardo ...
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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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Rated R for language and violence, and for sexuality | See all certifications »

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16 June 1993 (France)  »

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Delito em Red Rock West  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,502,551 (USA)
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Significant portions of this "Wyoming" film was shot on location in Montana, writer/director John Dahl and his brother, writer/producer Rick Dahl's home state, as well as Arizona. See more »

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When Michael is driving to the gas station on the highway, the Cadillac's gearshift lever is in "Park". See more »

Quotes

Lyle: Wayne? She got away. The cowboy was here, they got the jump on me.
Wayne: Do you know where they went?
Lyle: Hell, no. How could I? I've been staring at my eyelids for the last hour and a half.
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CRIME OF THE CENTURY
Written by Richard Fagen & Ralph Murphy
Performed by Shania Twain
Courtesy of Mercury Records Nashville
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Hidden treasure, make time for it.
22 April 2004 | by (Houston, USA) – See all my reviews

I came home late one night and turned on the TV, to see Siskel and Ebert summarizing their picks of the week. I didn't hear anything about "Red Rock West", except two thumbs up and see it before it went away. It wouldn't stay in theaters very long because of the distributor's money problems and lack of promotion, but they said it deserved better.

The next afternoon, I followed their advice. They were right, it was some of the most fun I have ever had at the movies. As some readers point out, there are a few plot holes and the last 10 minutes don't ever seem to end. But it's well worth it, for the fine craftwork that went into the first hour. It's the best role that I have ever seen for Nicholas Cage, but almost everybody seems perfectly cast. Dennis Hopper goes almost over the top, which gets silly but reinforces how well everything else works. The sets and the music contribute a great deal to almost every scene.

When I rented it later for my family, it didn't work as well. The long scenes that built the tension in the theater were difficult to appreciate, with the distractions at home. It deserves your full attention; turn off the phone, make sure you won't be disturbed, watch and listen to every scene, especially in the beginning.


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