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Red Rock West (1993)

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Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael
... Jim
Vance Johnson ... Mr. Johnson
Robert Apel ... Howard
Bobby Joe McFadden ... Old Man
... Wayne
... Suzanne
... Kurt
Ted Parks ... Cashier
Babs Bram ... Receptionist
Robert Guajardo ... Doctor
Sarah Sullivan ... Nurse
... Deputy Greytack
... Deputy Bowman
... Lyle
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When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his getaway, things go wrong, and soon get worse when he runs into the real hitman, Lyle. Written by Rob Hartill

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Where nothing is as it seems. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence, and for sexuality | See all certifications »

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14 May 1993 (Italy)  »

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Delito em Red Rock West  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,502,551
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Trivia

John Dahl named Dennis Hopper's character "Lyle from Dallas" after the director's first guitar, a Lyle guitar. See more »

Goofs

When Lyle shoots the window out of the car, the next shot shows the hammer of the automatic pistol down. Firing the weapon would have caused it to be cocked. Additionally, no cartridge shell was ejected; in reality, one would have hit the windshield on the inside of the car. See more »

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[last lines]
Michael Williams: Adios, Red Rock.
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HIGHWAY 29
Written by W. Seth Russell
Performed by Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs
Courtesy of Triple X Records
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Never a dull moment
21 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Red rock west" superbly ends on a train,while Dwight Yoakam's sensational "A thousand miles from nowhere" is heard during the final credits.One should note that the excellent soundtrack features two songs of the late great Johnny Cash and other chestnuts.

What about the movie?It's an excellent entertaining flick.Two tremendous leads :Nicolas Cage ,who always seems overtaken by events,always looking stupefied and Dennis Hopper who does not take his character seriously and deliciously overacts while displaying a lot of humor.All the supporting cast is excellent ,and as absolutely no one can be trusted in this money story,there are enough twists to satisfy the action-packed movie buff.One should notice that ,towards the end ,in the graveyard ,the movie verges on horror.

An excellent entertainment for a hard day's night.


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