Plot & Details
A man trying to escape his criminal past becomes involved with a woman born under a bad sign in this crime drama. Frank T. Wells (Mickey Rourke) has just been released after spending ten years in prison, the result of a manslaughter conviction stemming from an act of self-defense. Frank wants to rebuild his life and start his own ranch; to raise the money, he begins riding on the rodeo circuit. While on the road, Frank meets a woman named Scarlet Stuart (Lori Singer), who has "F.T.W." tattooed on her hand (though it doesn't stand for "Frank T. Wells," but "F--k The World"); Scarlet was both partner in crime and unwilling lover to her brother Clem (Peter Berg), who recently died after shooting four people in a bank holdup. When Scarlet discovers Frank's initials are F.T.W., she believes it means that they were meant to be together, and they quickly fall into a relationship as Scarlet supports herself the way she knows best, armed robbery. Musicians Aaron Neville and Charlie Sexton appear in supporting roles. F.T.W. was also released as The Last Ride.
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Thriller
- Run Time: 100min.
- DVD Release Date: 06/20/2000
- Director(s): Michael Karbelnikoff
- Starring: Mickey Rourke , Lori Singer , Brion James , Peter Berg , Rodney A. Grant
- Themes: Going Straight,Dangerous Attraction
- Tone: Gritty,Moody,Tense
- Keywords: cowboy, incest, prison, robbery, rodeo, crime-spree, love, on-the-road, on-the-run, sociopath
- Language: English