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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.

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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 Todd Conner ... Young Cop
Richard Rothenberg ... Camera Store Clerk
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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>

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor del calibre 45 See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The left shoulder patch of the border guard is a Space Shuttle Mission Patch for mission STS-29, which flew in March of 1989. See more »

Goofs

The trio crosses into Mexico (heading for Acuna) at a land crossing (one guard, small guard shack with a drop arm barrier across the road). All crossings between Del Rio, Texas and Acuna, Mexico have to cross the Rio Grande River at a bridge. In addition, all U.S.-Mexico border crossings have both U.S. and Mexican border patrol guards. See more »

Quotes

Starlene Cheatham: Hey, Watt, who was that?
Watty Watts: Two asshole Bible salesmen.
Starlene Cheatham: What'd they want?
Watty Watts: To save my soul.
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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

Moth Dance, The
Performed by Huevos Rancheros
Courtesy of C/Z Records, Ltd.
Written by Brent Cooper, Graham Evans and Rich Lazarowich
Published by Los Tres Huevos (SOCAN)
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This is an Awesome Movie
13 October 2009 | by LoucleveSee all my reviews

I took the time to register just so you can see an awesome flick. This film is right up there with Pulp Fiction, Snatch, Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels, even Fight Club.

I am not gonna do a critique here, but it has it all - its funny at times, and deadly serious at others. It has a great flow, and the soundtrack is perfect. I'd never heard of the Reverend Horton Heat or Mazzy Star, but they rock this flick.

Frankly I am very surprised that we haven't heard from the Director in any other films. I just checked, and this and something called Killers Head are about it.

Anyways, watch it and it might become one of your favorites too!


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