Straight to Hell (1987)

Straight to Hell




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Not a sequel to director Alex Cox's quirky 1987 spaghetti western homage but instead a new version of the film featuring additional footage cut from the original release, a new color scheme, and some gruesome new digital effects, Straight to Hell Returns offers a cruel new vision of a quirky cult classic. In their exhausted bid to catch up on some sleep, black-suited hit men Norwood (Sy Richardson), Sims (Joe Strummer) and Willy (Dick Rude) miss their target, and realize their there will be hell … More

Rating: R
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alex Cox, Dick Rude
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2001
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as Norwood

as Willy

as Sonya

as Angel Eyes McMahon

as Frank McMahon

as Poncho

as Mr. Amos Dade

as Branding Victim

as Leticia

as Preacher

as Kim Blousson

as Whitey/Jeeves

as Granpa

as Sabrina

as Mac MacMahon

as Porter

as Mac MacMahon

as Rusty Zimmerman

as Blacksmith McMahon

as Jarhead

as Branding Victim

as The MacMahons
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Critic Reviews for Straight to Hell

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's a very weird vibe, and it requires one to not only accept, but also embrace, boredom. If the movie has one theory, it's this: if you stare long enough at a certain spot, something weird and cool is bound to happen.

Full Review… | January 17, 2011
Combustible Celluloid

March 9, 2008

Audience Reviews for Straight to Hell

If I can't say anything else good about this film I can say that it is a boldly strange trip.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

"Straight to Hell" starts with three hitmen, Norwood(Sy Richardson), Simms(Joe Strummer), and Willy(Dick Rude, who also co-wrote), brutally murdering a bed, instead of their intended target. Fearing for their physical safety, they hightail it out of town with Norwood's pregnant girlfriend Velma(Courtney Love), but not before a little fundraising at the local bank. It's a shame they did not also buy a new car while they were at it because their old car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Eventually, they stumble upon a town full of desperadoes, two of whom they rescue from bounty hunters.

The quirky neo-punk spaghetti western "Straight to Hell" may have one of the strangest casts of all time(now, there's an idea for a list), made up largely of musicians that also includes Dennis Hopper, Grace Jones and Jim Jarmusch.(And somehow I missed Elvis Costello.) Of everybody, Joe Strummer makes the best impression. The eclectic cast and a certain chaotic energy are what makes this at least watchable, as director Alex Cox almost stumbles across a sign of intelligent life and thought.

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

Nothing good about this story of drug-addled bank robbers. Supposed to be a cult action-comedy. Reminded me of Tarantino's work (which I do not like either).


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