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Keys to Tulsa (1997)

Richter is a lazy son of a wealthy woman, who's put up with too much so no more money. He's about to lose his local newspaper job arranged by his mom. Richter owes money to a violent drug dealer/blackmailer but sees his wife. Death wish?

Director:

Leslie Greif

Writers:

Brian Fair Berkey (novel), Harley Peyton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Richter Boudreau
James Spader ... Ronnie Stover
Deborah Kara Unger ... Vicky Michaels Stover
Joanna Going ... Cherry
Michael Rooker ... Keith Michaels
Randy Graff ... Louise Brinkman
Mary Tyler Moore ... Cynthia Boudreau
James Coburn ... Harmon Shaw
Peter Strauss ... Chip Carlson
Cameron Diaz ... Trudy
Dennis Letts ... Preston Liddy
Josh Ridgway Josh Ridgway ... Billy Boudreau
Marco Perella ... Bedford Shaw
George Greif George Greif ... Bartender
Doran Ingram Doran Ingram ... Tattoo Man (as Doran Ingrham)
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Storyline

Richter Boudreau, the son of local celebrity Cynthia, is not very successful and works as a film critic for a local newspaper. In a short time he loses his job and his heritage, and one of his "friends" starts to blackmail him. His only hope is that others around him are even bigger dummies. Written by Anonymous

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Two men taken by one woman.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tornado See more »

Filming Locations:

McKinney, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,318, 13 April 1997

Gross USA:

$57,252

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,252
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The last film to be produced by ITC. See more »

Quotes

Richter: If I want to hear you talk, I'll squeeze you.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in an unrated version that runs 3 minutes longer. See more »


Soundtracks

Night Moon
Written by Bob Boykin
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Stagnant, overlong crime drama.
23 February 2004 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Keys To Tulsa" is not completely uninteresting - that would be impossible with the cast it has (including a made-up-to-look-like-Elvis James Spader and a HOT Deborah Unger). But the story never seems to build and the movie drags from one purposeless dialogue scene to another; it goes on so long that it begins to resemble a soap opera. Certainly the only two tense scenes are not enough for the "thriller" this was misleadingly promoted as. (**)


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