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Viva Las Nowhere (2001)

The life of motel owner is turned upside down by a femme-fatale lounge singer and her abusive manager.


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Credited cast:
Roy Baker
Helen / Wanda
Lacey Kohl ...
Julie Mitchell
Larry Reese ...
Andy Maton ...
Ed Babbit
Daren Christofferson ...
Trooper #1
Skerivet Daramola ...
Taylor Pardell ...
Shawna Babbit
Carrie Schiffler ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Bland ...
Trooper #2
Freddie Childress ...
Tattooed Prisoner


Somewhere in Kansas, Frank operates the Middle O'America Motel and dreams of opening a club where he'll sing his country songs. His wife Helen is disparaging, so when a scheming chanteuse is dumped by her loutish husband on Frank's front door, Frank is bewitched. In short order, though, the visitor (Julie) has dispatched Helen, set in motion a con for Frank's money, called her husband to come get her, and taken Frank's army buddy (just arrived for a visit) into the bathtub for some fun. Soon Frank is in over his head, just as Helen's twin sister comes for a visit and Julie's husband arrives looking for his wife. Is there any way out of this situation (and out of Kansas) for Frank? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

15 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Simple  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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What a cool little film.
23 October 2002 | by (calgary) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films I can easily watch over and over again. I say this because I have watched it over and over again. A great cast of interesting characters. A delightfully funny film. I have recommended it to everyone I know.

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