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Straight to Hell
Straight to Hell

Straight to Hell 1987

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Straight to Hell 1987 15

86 mins United Kingdom Director. Alex Cox

Straight to Hell is Alex Cox’s glorious and anarchic homage to the spaghetti western; a surreal forerunner of the style found in Tarantino’s films. It features an all-star cast including Dennis Hopper, Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, Jim Jarmusch, Kathy Burke, Grace Jones, Elvis Costello and Shane MacGowan and music by The Pogues, Pray for Rain and Joe Strummer.

A team of inept hitmen (Joe Strummer, Sy Richardson and Dick Rude) oversleep on the day of their big job and find their target has already fled town. Fearing reprisals from their boss (Jim Jarmusch) they pull a bank job and escape into the desert with Richardson’s pregnant girlfriend (Courtney Love). When their car breaks down they seek shelter in a ghost town inhabited by the McMahons (The Pogues, Biff Yeager), a murderous and incestuous clan of gun-crazy coffee addicts.

Directed by

Alex Cox

Featuring

Shane Macgowan

Courtney Love

Dick Rude

Joe Strummer

Sy Richardson

Genres

Comedy Western

Collection

Punk Sonic: Music in Movies Black Star

Certificate

15 Contains moderate violence

Released

1987

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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