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Kansas (1988)

A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.

Director:

David Stevens

Writer:

Spencer Eastman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Doyle Kennedy
Andrew McCarthy ... Wade Corey
Leslie Hope ... Lori Bayles
Alan Toy ... Nelson Nordquist
Andy Romano ... Fleener
Brent Jennings ... Buckshot
Brynn Thayer ... Connie
Kyra Sedgwick ... Prostitute Drifter
Harry Northup ... Governor
Clint Allen Clint Allen ... Ted
Arlen Dean Snyder ... George Bayles
Jim Lovelett ... Governor's Driver (as James Lovelett)
Louis Giambalvo ... Army Sergeant
Craig Benton Craig Benton ... Patrolman Casson
James Lea Raupp James Lea Raupp ... Man with Shirt
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Storyline

A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.

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Taglines:

One bad decision can change your life forever! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Actor Matt Dillon has likened his character of Doyle Kennedy to the anti-heroes of 1930s mobster and gangster pictures. See more »

Goofs

Matt Dillon's character (Doyle Kennedy) was supposed to be a native Kansan, as indicated numerous times in the film. And yet, throughout the film he spoke with varying shades of a Southern drawl that is not at all reflective of the Kansan (or mid-western U.S.) manner of speaking and accent. See more »

Quotes

Doyle Kennedy: I didn't do that bank alone. I had help. Wade Corey? The hero all you suckers have been goin' on about? He did that bank. He was my partner. Turns out he's more horseshit than hero. How do you like that for a little con?...
Nelson Nordquist: Where's the proof, Doyle? You expect me to print that?
Doyle Kennedy: Well, you go ahead and print what you like. I don't buy that shit. Newspapers and the truth... you make it up the same as the rest of us.
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Connections

Referenced in Night Game (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

OUR DIRECTOR
Music by F.E. Bigelow (uncredited)
Performed by The Oskaloosa High School Band
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User Reviews

 
Why is this guy hopping a train?
1 March 2021 | by tawneyfarmSee all my reviews

No one just hops a train when their car breaks down? If he really needed to get home to the wedding why would he stop at the carnival? If this this is a rip off of a Horatio Algiers story, why is it so bad.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kansas See more »

Filming Locations:

Overbrook, Kansas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,274,742, 25 September 1988

Gross USA:

$2,432,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,432,536
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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