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Love and a .45 (1994)

A small time crook flees to Mexico to evade the authorities, loan sharks and his murderous ex-partner with only his fiancé and a trusted Colt .45.

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C.M. Talkington

Writer:

C.M. Talkington
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Bellows ... Watty Watts
Renée Zellweger ... Starlene Cheatham
Rory Cochrane ... Billy Mack Black
Jeffrey Combs ... Dinosaur Bob
Jace Alexander ... Creepy Cody
Ann Wedgeworth ... Thaylene Cheatham
Peter Fonda ... Vergil Cheatham
Tammy Le Blanc Tammy Le Blanc ... Stripper
Wiley Wiggins ... Young Clerk
Jack Nance ... Justice Thurman
Charlotte Ross ... Mary Ann
Michael Bowen ... Ranger X
Scott Roland Scott Roland ... Simp
Todd Conner ... Young Cop
Richard Rothenberg ... Camera Store Clerk
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Storyline

Watty 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, he is on the run with his fiancé Starlene 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 <uffe@enterpol.dk>

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor del calibre 45 See more »

Filming Locations:

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Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The director himself plays the tattooist (tattooing Billy Mack Black's - Rory Cochrane - head) in an uncredited role. See more »

Goofs

When Watty is driving with Starlene next to him, as they begin their trip to Mexico, in the shots from one angle, he is wearing his multicolor leather jacket, but from the other angle, he is not wearing the jacket. See more »

Quotes

Watty Watts: [cleaning the pistol, speaking narrative:] Cool nickel-plated .45 burnin' in my hand. I prayed that I wouldn't have to shoot no one with it, but I know that I would kill twelve men dead before I'd ever let Star face the cold steel bars of a jail cell.
[slipping the snout of the pistol into the back of his trousers, then leaning in over Star's long-legged sleeping figure]
Watty Watts: Okay, baby, this is what we gotta do, we'll cash the check, we'll cross the border, we'll be sipping margaritas by sunset.
Starlene Cheatham: [...]
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Crazy Credits

"This film is dedicated to the memory of David Whitley and Marcus Brown." See more »

Alternate Versions

German version is cut for violence (ca. 1 minute) to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

Connections

References Natural Born Killers (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

King of the Road
Performed by Roger Miller
Courtesy of Tree Productions Inc.
Written by Roger Miller
Published by Tree Publishing Co., Inc. (BMI)
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Little known wonder of a film
18 May 1999 | by rob-236See all my reviews

Tarantino-esq action thriller which is worth a look and will not disappoint fans of Quentin's films particularly True Romance. It has (lots of ) violence, rapid gun fire, white trash characters and a large dollop of that comic book humour that has got Quent where he is today. It is easy to see that this film takes its inspiration from the aforementioned film, but it does stand on its own feet as the script and the action is good enough to entertain you throughout. Bellows and Zellwegger are good in the leads and the supporting Rory Cochrane is great fun as their psychotic madman 'friend' out to settle a few old scores. Peter Fonda is a standout as Zellweggers' dad. Highly recommended.


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