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F.T.W. (1994)

Frank T. Wells has just been released from prison after serving a term for manslaughter. Frank's a reasonably honest man and a good rodeo rider. When he meets up with Scarlett, a bank ... See full summary »


Mickey Rourke (story) (as 'Sir' Eddie Cook), Mari Kornhauser (story) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Frank T. Wells
Aaron Neville ... Snake
Peter Berg ... Clem Stuart
Lori Singer ... Scarlett Stuart
Ron Peterson Ron Peterson ... Checklist Guard
John Enos III ... Joe Palmieri
Rodney A. Grant ... Bucky Miller
John Machart John Machart ... Young Cop
Stan Rasmussen Stan Rasmussen ... Bonner Announcer
Fido Henderson Fido Henderson ... Cowboy
Frank P. Costanza Frank P. Costanza ... Sheriff Whitlock
Will Brewster Will Brewster ... Deputy Harry
Dixie Parsons Dixie Parsons ... Waitress
Clayton Cook Clayton Cook ... Clayton
Rex Kendall Rex Kendall ... TV Anchorman


Frank T. Wells has just been released from prison after serving a term for manslaughter. Frank's a reasonably honest man and a good rodeo rider. When he meets up with Scarlett, a bank robber on the run, his whole life changes. Written by Rob Hartill

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

17 June 1994 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Ride See more »

Filming Locations:

Bozeman, Montana, USA See more »

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Did You Know?


Although F.T.W. are the main character 's initials, it is well known to stand for F@ck The World, For The Win, Fare Thee Well, For Those Wondering, Fix This Word, Fight The Whales, Found This Weird, Finished This Work, Forward The Word, Friendship That Works, Face The Wind, Free Time Weekend, Fox Tied to Wolf, For The Worms, From The Well, Forever Two Wheels and Familiar Train Wreck. See more »


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F.T.W. two thumbs way up
13 June 2006 | by e-shabalinSee all my reviews

F.T.W. Is an very good movie, this movie makes you think. If any book you've rad yesterday makes you think about the context of it today, it means the writer have achieved his goal. He brought the idea in exact wright manner to move you, to make you think about it, to make your brain chew the theme, maybe even to change your views. Same goes for the movies. And this is an kind of a movie that makes difference, probably this is one of the best M.R. movies. I don't want my "movie-hero" to use a gun, or be cool. All this naive state of being cool is temporally, Pulp Fiction is not cool. Cool means stable state of emotions, or mental condition, to be able to have under control the negative reactions that may accure. If your "movie-hero" using F word and every two minutes reloads his gun, he is sick person and needs medical attention and that ain't cool. In this movie FTW lost his years in prison, after his release he decided to move on and leave the past behind. Emotionaly and mentally he require full recharge of his lost strength. You can witness him being cool, emotionally balanced person. He had all his reasons to use every second the "cool" F word or kill every cop in this movie trying to be die hard outlaw. But I guess it is much harder not to do that.

I actually grew-up with the movies like Desperate hours, Barfly, F.T.W. Angel Heart, Johnny handsome etc I guess I saw all his movies, but I've lost my respect for this actor after I've forced my self to finish watching Exit in red, and then Point Blank. I had bad feeling that MR needed so badly money for a new operation, so he was willing to make any movie just to make another buck to get another face-lift done. Sorry MR I love your early work...

But please find out for your self and make your own judgment

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