Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. Written by
18 different film formats are seen in the finished film. See more »
During the Prison Riot all the doors seem to be magically opened, the reason supposedly that the doors are jammed. The security locks in prisons are tested several times a day, and at the beginning of a riot all the doors would close and lock. However, as with the issue of the snake bites, this comes from an overly literal interpretation of the film, something which Oliver Stone strongly discourages on his DVD commentary track. The riot is not meant to be taken as a realistic depiction of an actual prison riot, and Stone acknowledges that great liberties were taken in the scene with the full knowledge that they weren't realistically accurate. See more »
I don't think I'm gonna make it. I feel so cold.
You're gonna make it, Mal. Get mad.
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The end credits are superimposed over a vast amount of stock footage, ranging from the future of Mickey and Mallory, stock A-Bomb tests, childhood photos of Mickey and Mallory, time-lapse footage, scenes from the movie, and so on. See more »
I wouldn't buy this film without renting it. I was only able to watch ten minutes of it and half was on fast forward. Someone here said that he bought it and has watched it 20 times! I dunno. This movie seems sloppy and all over the place. If you want to get the same effect and not be as disappointed as I was, double up on "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" and "Wild at Heart" (Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern). The cinematography, entertainment, and impact, of those two films is far better than NBK.
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