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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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$210,200
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Alex Cox on his website, the screenplay by him and Dick Rude was written in four days. See more »

Quotes

Norwood: Synchronize your watches. Ten o'clock.
Willy: Ten-thirty.
Simms: One minute to nine.
Norwood: Close enough.
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Crazy Credits

Coming Soon... BACK TO HELL See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Wild Bunch (1969) See more »

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Salsa Y Ketchup
Written by Zander Schloss, Joe Strummer and Miguel Sandoval
Performed by ?
arr. Zander Schloss and Dan Wool
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What's wrong with the kid? Sexual Tension.
14 November 2005 | by bergma15@msu.eduSee all my reviews

This is a story of three desperadoes and a girl who accidentally go to a small town after screwing up an assassination job and robbing a bank. The town is owned by the McMahon family (the Pogues with a few others thrown in) all of whom are addicted to coffee and enjoy killing and being all in all bastards. There's tension, characters clashing and sexual. The film didn't have a whole lot of a plot, but that doesn't really matter much because it seems to be more of a spoof on spaghetti westerns and even the actors and actresses themselves. It takes repeated viewing to really get down what is going on and how the parties are related to each other, but that doesn't seem to matter quite so much. All in all, I recommend this film to those of you who love weird movies and everyone who remembers the 80's punk scene.


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