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Straight to Hell (1987)

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A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of ... See full summary »

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Alex Cox

Writers:

Alex Cox, Dick Rude
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Rude Dick Rude ... Willy
Sy Richardson ... Norwood
Courtney Love ... Velma
Joe Strummer ... Simms
Gloria Miralles Ruiz Gloria Miralles Ruiz ... Maid
Juan Uribe Juan Uribe ... Policeman
Joey Cashman Joey Cashman ... Dead Man in Car (as Joe Cashman)
Jose Pomedio Monedero Jose Pomedio Monedero ... Gomez
Sara Sugarman ... Chuch
Miguel Sandoval ... George
Jennifer Balgobin Jennifer Balgobin ... Fabienne
Biff Yeager ... Frank McMahon
Shane MacGowan ... Bruno McMahon
Spider Stacy Spider Stacy ... Angel Eyes McMahon
Frank Murray Frank Murray ... Biff McMahon
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Storyline

A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee. The townspeople are hostile to the outsiders at first, but seem to accept them once they've killed a couple of people. After a while, a mysterious man named Dade arrives, who seems to have unpleasant business to settle with the robbers. A free-for-all shoot-em-up ensues. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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A story of blood, money, guns, coffee, and sexual tension.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Alex Cox

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caminho do Inferno See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$210,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$210,200
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the very end after the credits a title comes up that says "COMING SOON: BACK TO HELL", yet they never made this sequel. See more »

Quotes

Norwood: It's gettin' kinda hot back here.
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Crazy Credits

Karl's Disco-Wieners now for sale in the foyer See more »

Connections

Spoofs Duck, You Sucker (1971) See more »

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Ambush At Mystery Rock
Written by Joe Strummer
Performed by Joe Strummer and The Bug Out Gang
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I'm the only person I know who enjoyed this film.
26 December 1998 | by bobc-5See all my reviews

Imagine a parody of a French art film version of a spaghetti western built entirely out of oddly distorted cliches. Expect it to be every bit as incomprehensible as the stereotypical art film. Don't expect it to have a plot or anything close to a normal gag. If this still sounds interesting then you may enjoy it as much as I did, but I warn you that I'm the only person I know who doesn't think this movie is awful.

FYI - if you're wondering about the scenes where characters are described as being "Shikseh", the DVD commentary shows that this is how Cox and the actors thought the word "schizo" should be pronounced. I don't know, maybe it's a British thing, but I found it very confusing when I first watched the film.


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