About

After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune. Lula's mother, Marietta, desperate to keep them apart, hires a hitman to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru, 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...

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Directed by

David Lynch

Written by

David Lynch (Screenplay)
Barry Gifford (Screenplay)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A wild crazy love story.

Cast

Keywords

murder witch bank robbery dark comedy hotel room killer hitman texas mother daughter relationship surrealism forbidden love new orleans, louisiana car journey graphic violence

Photos

Lists

#131 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#741 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Diane Ladd