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Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

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Lula's psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail. Ignoring Sailor's probation, they set out for California. However their mother hires a killer to hunt down Sailor. Unaware of this, the two enjoy their journey and themselves being together... until they witness a young woman dying after a car accident - a bad omen. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

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David Lynch's Wild at Heart  »

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$9,500,000 (estimated)

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$14,560,247 (USA)
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"A prayer for the wild at heart, trapped in cages" was the subtitle to the play Stairs to the Roof by Tennessee Williams, who was cousin to cast members Laura Dern and Diane Ladd. See more »

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When the policeman approaches Perdita who's waiting in the car, a shadow from either crew or equipment can be seen briefly on his hat. See more »

Quotes

Marcelles Santos: You want me to shoot Sailor... in the brains... with a gun?
Marietta Fortune: Yes.
Marcelles Santos: In the forehead?
Marietta Fortune: Yes.
Marcelles Santos: Wrong. It's always better to blow a hole through the back of the head, right through to the bridge of the nose. Lots of irreparable brain damage.
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Kosmogonia
Written by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performed by Chorus and Filharmonia Narodowa (as Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic,
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Published by European American Music
Distribution Company - Sole U.S. and Canadian Agent for B. Schott's Soehen (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Philips
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4 December 1999 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is along my TOP-10 favorites. It's a shocking experience and a proof of what David Lynch's movies mean to those of us who enjoy shocking movies. It's a love story told in a different way. Great acting, great music (from Classic to Speed Metal), erotism, suspense, this film has everything you could ever want in a good movie. Two thumbs up!


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