6.1/10
3,687
38 user 16 critic

Love and a .45 (1994)

A small time crook flees to Mexico to evade the authorities, loan sharks and his murderous ex-partner with only his fiancé and a trusted Colt .45.

Director:

C.M. Talkington

Writer:

C.M. Talkington
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Bellows ... Watty Watts
Renée Zellweger ... Starlene Cheatham
Rory Cochrane ... Billy Mack Black
Jeffrey Combs ... Dinosaur Bob
Jace Alexander ... Creepy Cody
Ann Wedgeworth ... Thaylene Cheatham
Peter Fonda ... Vergil Cheatham
Tammy Le Blanc Tammy Le Blanc ... Stripper
Wiley Wiggins ... Young Clerk
Jack Nance ... Justice Thurman
Charlotte Ross ... Mary Ann
Michael Bowen ... Ranger X
Scott Roland Scott Roland ... Simp
Todd Conner ... Young Cop
Richard Rothenberg ... Camera Store Clerk
Edit

Storyline

Watty has made a living out of robbing convenience stores, but after one of these jobs turned into murder by his partner, the psychopath Billy Mack, he is on the run with his fiancé Starlene and with both Billy Mack, the police and some loan-sharks on his trail. Their plan is to go to Mexico but before they do that they want to get married and visit Starlene's parents. Written by <uffe@enterpol.dk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In The End There Are Only Two Things That Matter... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor del calibre 45 See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The director himself plays the tattooist (tattooing Billy Mack Black's - Rory Cochrane - head) in an uncredited role. See more »

Goofs

When 'Ranger X' is pump gun shot so forcefully blasting him up high up against the trailer, afterwards when reverse shot shown lying face down on the floor, there is no resulting (huge!) exit wound on his back. See more »

Quotes

Watty Watts: I've got a problematical situation going on. I borrowed two thousand dollars from Father Pecro to buy that wedding ring.
Billy Mack Black: See, you're a stupid asshole.
Watty Watts: Well, I couldn't help it, man, it was on sale.
See more »

Crazy Credits

"This film is dedicated to the memory of David Whitley and Marcus Brown." See more »

Alternate Versions

German version is cut for violence (ca. 1 minute) to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

Connections

References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Formal Groove
Performed by Robert J. Walsh
Courtesy of The Hollywood Music Library
Written by Robert J. Walsh
Published by Screenmusic International (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's worth it
3 June 2001 | by GhaziSee all my reviews

Following in the footsteps of low budget movies like El Mariachi, Love and a.45 is a very entertaining movie if you forget about comparing it to stuff like Pulp Fiction and Natural Born Killers. It's formula isn't anything new or original, or even very prolific, but it certainly gets the job done. Like Kalifornia and Natural Born Killers, this movie is about a trailer park couple, a convenience store robber and his girlfriend played by Rene Zellweger. This is one of the few Zellweger roles I've seen where she isn't all quirky and awkward, instead she plays the more provocative 'Juliette Lewis' white trash role. Anyway, basically the two have to run away together after killing two fascist cops, while being chased by a group of baddies who have their own quarrels with the couple.

The above summary doesn't do the story much justice because there are numerous plot twists which keep it interesting. There's hardly a dull moment in this movie. Two things really stand out in it: Firstly, the editing and direction are great, there are some excellent shots in here. Though on the counterpoint of things, there are also some very amateur-like handycam kind of shots which are very shaky. Nothing major however. Second, the characters are pretty unique in this movie. Renee Zellweger's voicebox-less hippy father is worth the rental of this movie alone, VERY entertaining. Aside from some predictable elements, this movie is incredibly entertaining and definitely worth a rental. If you like movies such as Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers and the like, go ahead and check this out. 8/10


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed