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Red Rock West (1993)

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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Jim
Vance Johnson ...
Mr. Johnson
Robert Apel ...
Howard
Bobby Joe McFadden ...
Old Man
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Suzanne
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Kurt
Ted Parks ...
Cashier
Babs Bram ...
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Robert Guajardo ...
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Sarah Sullivan ...
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Deputy Bowman
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Lyle
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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14 May 1993 (Italy)  »

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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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Dennis Hopper's character drives a 1973 Buick Riviera See more »

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It appears Hopper had an automatic pistol that he had fired once in shooting out the windshield. Cage was aware that the magazine clip had been removed from the weapon that ended on the seat of the car, placed there by Walsh who picked up the weapon from the ground and was retrieved by Boyle before taking it on the train with Cage. it seems there should have been a round in the automatic's cylinder even though the clip was removed. I do not know much about weapons but I thought people got killed daily by weapons they believe are empty because the clip was removed.It seems it should have fired once at Cage when the trigger was pulled. See more »

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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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Special Thanks: Mom & Dad See more »


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REDNECK GIRL
Written by Kentucky Headhunters (as The Kentucky Headhunters)
Performed by Kentucky Headhunters (as The Kentucky Headhunters)
Courtesy of Mercury Records Nashville
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Pleasantly Murderous
30 July 2004 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

A basically decent drifter (Nicolas Cage) lands in the tiny town of Red Rock, Wyoming, looking for work. When he stops in the bar, the bar owner (J. T. Walsh) asks why he took so long and asks him to step in the back office so they can discuss the job. Cage plays along, then discovers the work is to kill the bar owner's wife. He takes the money, drives out to the ranch to warn the wife (Laura Flynn Boyle), and starts to leave town. Problems arise and he returns to town in time to witness the real hit man (Dennis Hopper) arrive. Things go downhill for the Cage character after that.

This is an excellent, convoluted, well-acted and offbeat mystery. Funny, too. Cage never knows what's happening, but everybody else assumes he does. Dennis Hopper again plays a charming semi-psycho but he hadn't patented the style yet so it seems fresh. J. T. Walsh was a great character actor who died young. He's outstanding as the bar owner...who also happens to be the sheriff. He has one or two other secrets as well. And if Boyle doesn't rev your engine, you may need a tune up. She's more ruthless than the lot of them.


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