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Love and a .45 (1994)

A small time crook flees to Mexico to evade the authorities, loan sharks and his murderous ex-partner with only his fiancé and a trusted Colt .45.




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Watty has made a living out of robbing convenience stores, but after one of these jobs turned into murder by his partner, the psychopath Billy Mack, he is on the run with his fiancé Starlene and with both Billy Mack, the police and some loan-sharks on his trail. Their plan is to go to Mexico but before they do that they want to get married and visit Starlene's parents. Written by <uffe@enterpol.dk>

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

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Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor del calibre 45  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Watty and Starlene dash out of a used TV store, they run past a white wall, painted with the words, "Free Tex Watson." This is an homage to John Waters. This slogan appears spray-painted on a wall behind 'Divine' as he prances through Baltimore's ghetto streets in Waters' Pink Flamingos (1972). See more »


During their make-out session on the couch, as Starlene drops the Polaroid camera, the photographs fall with a clunk, but the camera drops soundlessly. See more »


Watty Watts: Well, if it ain't my favorite two homicidal maniacs... Creepy Cody and Dinosaur Bob. How're you boys doin'?
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In the 'special thanks' section the following two statements can be found: biscuit (for doing a hell of a job and ending up on the cutting floor room) Gibby Haynes (for not showing up but being brilliant in his audition) See more »


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Published by Horton House Publishing (BMI)
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Unfairly Maligned...Clever, Violent, and Funny
19 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Some lazy and uninformed Critics and Reviewers can't help themselves and immediately lash out at this Movie's similarity to others Directed by Tarantino, Rodriguez, Stone, and Lynch. Truth of the Matter is that when Films are so near in release dates it is unfair and somewhat inaccurate to claim thievery.

It is more likely and a bit Metaphysical that these Creative Folks were all tapping into that Akashic Record thing or what may be called the Hundred Monkey Theory. Whatever. This is a very good, Fun-Frolic Road Movie with White Trash Anti-Heroes and a Kick-Ass Soundtrack. More quirky characters than have a right to exist in any one Movie and some Witty Banter that makes it all quite a Rolicking Ride.

It is over the top, around the bend, down the rabbit hole and off into outer space. Nutzoid and Naughty, Dirty and Delightful, with a Cast that cries out Cult Movie. It is proudly self-conscious, Violent, and Funny enough for it to become part of the Zeitgeist that was working in its Day and can not be ignored. This one will do nothing but gain Reputation and Admiration acquiring more Fans every Year.

It was an easy thing to miss and dismiss this in the Mid-Nineties but if nothing else, the Success of Renee Zellweger will have the curious seeking this one out as a Career Starter and while she is a standout here, this Movie has more to offer and does so with layers of interest far beyond anything as shallow as Star Power. It gets its energy from a Chemical Compound and a Cultural Milieu that is forever Fascinating.

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