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
In the dining room scene with Starlene's parents, Peter Fonda's motorcycle's gas tank (American Flag design), from Easy Rider (1969) has been made into a lamp, and is on a table behind Watty and Starlene. See more »
During their make-out session on the couch, as Starlene drops the Polaroid camera, the photographs fall with a clunk, but the camera drops soundlessly. See more »
The only way out is in.
Praise the Lord!
And the only way to get there is to free yourself... to face the seething, bloodthirsty darkness in your own heart... Have you ever faced yourself in a mirror and gesticulated like a madman, Watty?
Well, Vergil, I can't say I have, as of yet.
Until you do, you are nothing. And until you embrace the eternal nothingness of your existence, you will NOT BE FREE! Do you follow my lead?
Well, yeah, Vergil, I think that I do... uh, ...
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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 »
German version is cut for violence (ca. 1 minute) to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »
It's not so much a Tarentino ripoff, as has been suggested, as another in a long line of White Trash on the Road movies which started back with Bonnie & Clyde & Easy Rider and continues with movies like Freeway, Natural Born Killers etc.
The characters were great. They're supposed to be overdrawn and the balance between the main characters bad deeds and that piece of goodness they have that no one else in the film possess was struck just right.
Rightly so Renee Zellweger has built a career since this but I'm surprised that the Director, CM Talkington went nowhere from here and the lead Gil Bellows (who is charming here) has had little success either.
And who would have thought that Creepy would go on to direct a ton of TV shows!
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