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Straight to Hell (1987)

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A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of ... See full summary »

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Alex Cox

Writers:

Alex Cox, Dick Rude
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Rude Dick Rude ... Willy
Sy Richardson ... Norwood
Courtney Love ... Velma
Joe Strummer ... Simms
Gloria Miralles Ruiz Gloria Miralles Ruiz ... Maid
Juan Uribe Juan Uribe ... Policeman
Joey Cashman Joey Cashman ... Dead Man in Car (as Joe Cashman)
Jose Pomedio Monedero Jose Pomedio Monedero ... Gomez
Sara Sugarman ... Chuch
Miguel Sandoval ... George
Jennifer Balgobin Jennifer Balgobin ... Fabienne
Biff Yeager ... Frank McMahon
Shane MacGowan ... Bruno McMahon
Spider Stacy Spider Stacy ... Angel Eyes McMahon
Frank Murray Frank Murray ... Biff McMahon
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A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee. The townspeople are hostile to the outsiders at first, but seem to accept them once they've killed a couple of people. After a while, a mysterious man named Dade arrives, who seems to have unpleasant business to settle with the robbers. A free-for-all shoot-em-up ensues. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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A story of blood, money, guns, coffee, and sexual tension.

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Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Alex Cox

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caminho do Inferno See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$210,200
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in the same location that was constructed for the Charles Bronson movie Chino (1973). See more »

Quotes

Amos Dade: [before getting shot] Norwood, don't ruin the suit.
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Karl's Disco-Wieners now for sale in the foyer See more »

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Remake of Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967) See more »

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Great movie, despite convention
4 September 2001 | by mcdeavittSee all my reviews

I know there are tons of folks who can't stand this film, some of my best friends groan when I suggest I pull it out of my DVD collection to play during one of our "Saturday Night With the Witches" movie-a-thon -- people who would rather watch the entire Evil Dead saga or Cannibal, the Musical over Straight to Hell.

I, however, find it to be a brilliant film. I think a lot of people don't get it. It's a very understated film. It's not an in-your-face shoot-em-up with Bruce Willis or Arnold killing everyone in sight. It's a total genre-f*** film -- take a bad gangster film, toss them into the middle of a bad western, and toss in a bunch of music that doesn't belong in the desert, and see what happens. Well, for me and my dubious tastes, it works quite nicely.

Give it a try, don't expect it to be a spiritually uplifting film or to bring you closer to Nirvana -- albiet, seeing Love get killed is a bit of a karmic moment for me -- just enjoy.


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