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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
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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
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Storyline

Watty Watts (Gil Bellows) 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 Black (Rory Cochrane), he is on the run with his fiancé Starlene Cheatham (Renée Zellweger) 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>

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pay phone | 1990s | murder | mexico | kiss | See All (104) »

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This is one jagged twisting ride you'll never forget. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The patches on the uniform and hat of Officer Fletcher are Space Shuttle Mission patches for mission 51-C, which flew in January of 1985. See more »

Goofs

When Watty is driving with Starlene next to him, as they begin their trip to Mexico, in the shots from one angle, he is wearing his multicolor leather jacket, but from the other angle, he is not wearing the jacket. See more »

Quotes

Watty Watts: Well, if it ain't my favorite two homicidal maniacs... Creepy Cody and Dinosaur Bob. How're you boys doin'?
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Crazy Credits

In the 'special thanks' section the following two statements can be found: biscuit (for doing a hell of a job and ending up on the cutting floor room) Gibby Haynes (for not showing up but being brilliant in his audition) 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

The Devil's Chasing Me
Performed by Reverend Horton Heat (as The Reverend Horton Heat)
Courtesy of Sub Pop, Ltd.
Written by Reverend Horton Heat (as James C. Heath)
Published by Horton House Publishing (BMI)
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What would happen if "Natural Born Killers" were made with a brain and a heart?
11 May 2015 | by carbuffSee all my reviews

Hard to believe that this essentially came out simultaneously with Pulp Fiction and Natural Born Killers, since it shares so much with them it's eerie.

This movie is very much Natural Born Killers made with heart, soul and intelligence and with elements of Pulp Fiction mixed in. I personally intensely disliked Natural Born Killers. Supposedly it was making some big statements about society, but it was really just an excuse for a lot of completely pointless and excessive violence committed by totally unlikeable characters.

Unexpectedly, I actually liked this film more than Pulp fiction. It was obviously made with a much lower budget, which in this case gave the movie character and charm.

There is quite a bit of jarring violence in this film, and you can't really claim that the lead characters would qualify as exactly desirable human beings in real life, but I still really liked this film a lot. Again, the best way I can put it is that it's what Natural Born Killers should have been.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and a .45 See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,086, 27 November 1994

Gross USA:

$35,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,200
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Company Credits

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Trimark Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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