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R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune (Laura Dern). Lula's mother, Marietta (Diane Ladd), desperate to keep them apart, hires a hit man to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru (Willem Dafoe), an old buddy who's also out to get Sailor, try to rob a store. When Sailor lands in jail yet again, the young lovers appear further than ever from the shared life they covet.

Cast: Nicolas Cage , Laura Dern , Diane Ladd , Willem Dafoe , Isabella Rossellini , Harry Dean Stanton , Crispin Glover , Grace Zabriskie

Director: David Lynch

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Media Home Entertainment, Samuel Goldwyn Company

Wild At Heart (1990)

Release Date: August 14th, 1990|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • Starting with the outrageous and building from there, he ignites a slight love-on-the-run novel, creating a bonfire of a movie that confirms his reputation as the most exciting and innovative filmmaker of his generation. show more

  • One of the most violent opening scenes in screen history…Yet given such a visually adept exercise, the rest seems transparently off-the-cuff. There are obese trailer-camp porn stars, heavenly visions, a climactic rendition of Love Me Tender and no-point references to The Wizard of Oz - all of which top this two-hour farrago like a soggy tarp. [17 Aug 1990, Life, 4D] show more

  • And yet there is enough of a core of sincerity to turn even the most preposterous moments-such as the film's dream-sequence finale-into something moving and true: You buy the feelings, even as the situations degenerate into the ludicrous and absurd. [17 Aug 1990, Friday, p.C] show more

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Nicolas Cage Movies: His 10 Best and Worst

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Dan Solomon on Jan 7th, 2011 4:30PM

In honor of Nicolas Cage week, we've been sifting through the man's prepostorously long filmography in order to determine the ten best and worst films he's appeared in. This is no simple task....

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