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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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$14,560,247 (USA)
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J.E. Freeman was cast one day before filming began. See more »

Goofs

When Sailor leaves Lula, and Lula cries out "SAILOR!!!" in close-up, the image is reversed. Lula's hair is normally "waved" to her left, but in this shot, her hair is "waved" to her right. See more »

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Lula: You got me hotter than Georgia asphalt.
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The ending credits play over footage of Sailor singing "Love Me Tender" to Lula, rather than a black screen. See more »

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Be-Bop-A-Lu-La
Written by Gene Vincent & Tex Davis
Performed by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (as Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps)
Published by Lowery Music Company, Incorporated (BMI)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
by Arrangement with Cema Special Markets
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Inventive, bleak romance drama has power
11 December 1999 | by (Wide World Of Movies) – See all my reviews

A real stimulatingly offbeat exhibition from Lynch is the dark and wild backdrop of a romantically engaged traveling pair: "Sailor" who is on parole after committing a brutal murder, and "Lula" whose mother demands her to return from a spoiled trip to Texas with help from a detective. It's a twisted, artsy journey that is often repulsive and long to boot (and certainly not for the squeamish!), but fares inventive at a certain degree and boasts some of the strongest performances ever worked on a Lynch film, perhaps even in 1990. Cage's concert act and the magically rendered semi-ending are two classic acclaims put together in this moving cinematic collage.

RATING: * * *


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