Love and a .45 (1994)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  23 November 1994 (USA)
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Watty has made a living out of robbing convenience stores, but after one of these job turned into murder by his partner, the psychopath Billy Mack, he is on the run with his fiancé Starlene... See full summary »



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Dinosaur Bob
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Thaylene Cheatham
Vergil Cheatham
Tammy Le Blanc ...
Young Clerk
Mary Ann
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Scott Roland ...
Todd Conner ...
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Watty has made a living out of robbing convenience stores, but after one of these job 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 loansharks on his trail. Their plan is to go to Mexico but before they do that they want to get married and visit Starlenes parents. Written by <>

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This is one jagged twisting ride you'll never forget. See more »


Crime | Thriller

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

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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor del calibre 45  »

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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 »


The trio crosses into Mexico (heading for Acuna) at a land crossing (one guard, small guard shack with a drop arm barrier across the road). All crossings between Del Rio, Texas and Acuna, Mexico have to cross the Rio Grande River at a bridge. In addition, all U.S.-Mexico border crossings have both U.S. and Mexican border patrol guards. See more »


Watty Watts: [Narrating] You see, if you want something in life, you gotta' be able to go out there and take it. Nobody's gonna' hand it to you on a plate.
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"This film is dedicated to the memory of David Whitley and Marcus Brown." See more »


Features The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) See more »


Love Hurts
Performed by Kim Deal and Bob Pollard
Kim Deal appears courtesy of 4AD/Elektra
Written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant
Published by Acuff-Rose Music, Inc./House of Bryant Publications (BMI)
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23 June 1999 | by (SOMERSET, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

Anyone who like their films stacked with dark humour and well-written characters should check this out! It's "Natural Born Killers-esque" in style here and there, but was actually made before that movie. Absolutely stunning performances all round. I highly recommend this film.

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