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Red Rock West (1993)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  14 May 1993 (Italy)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Brown
Timothy Carhart ...
Deputy Matt Greytack
Deputy Russ Bowman
Truck Driver
Vance Johnson ...
Mr. Johnson
Robert Apel ...
Bobby Joe McFadden ...
Old Man
Ted Parks ...
Babs Bram ...
Robert Guajardo ...


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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...All Roads Lead To Intrigue. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 May 1993 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Delito em Red Rock West  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)


$2,502,551 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the movie was previewed for audiences, none of the producers showed up. See more »


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 »


Lyle: Don't piss on the seat, even if they did. It's bad luck.
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Special Thanks: Mom & Dad See more »


Referenced in U Turn (1997) See more »


Written by Johnny Cash (as John R. Cash)
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of Mercury Records Nashville
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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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