A noirish crime thriller, Galveston centers on New Orleans hitman Roy Cady, diagnosed with lung cancer at 40. Before the cancer can do him in, however, he has more pressing concerns in the form of his mobster boss, who has decided to remove him from the business - and the world - via a set-up. Turning the tables, he goes on the run having rescued teenage hooker Raquel "Rocky" Arceneaux. He's persuaded to pick up her baby sister Tiffany, and with his new wards in tow, heads to his titular hometown to scheme revenge and redemption.
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Filmed partially in Port Wentworth, Georgia, along Georgia Highway 25 near the Houlihan Bridge and on SC-170, "Alligator Alley," near the Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. This area was also used to film the combat scene in Forrest Gump where Forrest was shot but saved everybody but Blue. The Kiefer Sutherland/Robert Downey Jr. movie "1969" was also filmed in the same area. See more
After Roy and Rocky switch cars and are turned down at a motel, they continue their journey. When the merge into the night traffic, it consists of modern cars. See more