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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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This is one jagged twisting ride you'll never forget. See more »


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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 left shoulder patch of the border guard is a Space Shuttle Mission Patch for mission STS-29, which flew in March of 1989. See more »

Goofs

When 'Ranger X' is pump gun shot so forcefully blasting him up high up against the trailer, afterwards when reverse shot shown lying face down on the floor, there is no resulting (huge!) exit wound on his back. See more »

Quotes

Watty Watts: [Narrating] You see, if you want something in life, you gotta' be able to go out there and take it. Nobody's gonna' hand it to you on a plate.
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Crazy Credits

In the 'special thanks' section the following two statements can be found: biscuit (for doing a hell of a job and ending up on the cutting floor room) Gibby Haynes (for not showing up but being brilliant in his audition) See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
Performed by Stonewall Jackson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Written by Scotty Wiseman
Published by Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)
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Unfairly Maligned...Clever, Violent, and Funny
19 September 2013 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Some lazy and uninformed Critics and Reviewers can't help themselves and immediately lash out at this Movie's similarity to others Directed by Tarantino, Rodriguez, Stone, and Lynch. Truth of the Matter is that when Films are so near in release dates it is unfair and somewhat inaccurate to claim thievery.

It is more likely and a bit Metaphysical that these Creative Folks were all tapping into that Akashic Record thing or what may be called the Hundred Monkey Theory. Whatever. This is a very good, Fun-Frolic Road Movie with White Trash Anti-Heroes and a Kick-Ass Soundtrack. More quirky characters than have a right to exist in any one Movie and some Witty Banter that makes it all quite a Rolicking Ride.

It is over the top, around the bend, down the rabbit hole and off into outer space. Nutzoid and Naughty, Dirty and Delightful, with a Cast that cries out Cult Movie. It is proudly self-conscious, Violent, and Funny enough for it to become part of the Zeitgeist that was working in its Day and can not be ignored. This one will do nothing but gain Reputation and Admiration acquiring more Fans every Year.

It was an easy thing to miss and dismiss this in the Mid-Nineties but if nothing else, the Success of Renee Zellweger will have the curious seeking this one out as a Career Starter and while she is a standout here, this Movie has more to offer and does so with layers of interest far beyond anything as shallow as Star Power. It gets its energy from a Chemical Compound and a Cultural Milieu that is forever Fascinating.


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