STRAIGHT TO HELL RETURNS, directed by Alex Cox, is a new version of Cox's 1986 feature STRAIGHT TO HELL. Four hapless bank robbers bury their loot and attempt to hide out in a deserted desert town. But the town is not deserted. Feasting, song, sexual tension and inevitable deaths ensue. Featuring digitally improved violence and cruelty, six missing scenes and a new color design by cinematographer Tom Richmond. Norwood (Sy Richardson), Sims (Joe Strummer) and Willy (Dick Rude) are three black-suited killers-for-hire. Paid to murder one Mr Greenburg, they oversleep and miss their target. To escape the wrath of their employer, Mr Dade (Jim Jarmusch), they head for the desert, robbing a bank en route. Along for the ride is Norwood's bride, Velma (Courtney Love), pregnant with Norwood's child. When their car dies in a ravine, the robbers bury their money and head for a lonely town to hide out "till the heat blows down". A dead man in an overturned car greets them. Next morning, a horde of bandits, the McMahon clan (the Pogues), descends upon the town.
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I thought this film was very good work.The best thing about it was you could,nt tell what it was classifed as Ithought it was a western at first.Then a car went by in the backround. I was laughing so hard after the cast began singing O,DANNY BOY.
Saw this film when it came out back in the 80s. Have wanted to own it for years and noticed that it JUST came back out on DVD. Now, here it is again with some added scenes and digitally touched up in places.
It's a comedy, but one that you have to "get". Money, guns and coffee....
This has to be one of my Fave cult films of the 80s. It's a comedy, a western and an action pic with Joe Strummer (The Clash), The Pogues, Elvis Costello and more! Well worth a viewing!
really cofucing, hard to keep who is who
I never figured out what was going on. A strange movie.
That was a wild n crazy one that was lol.
Highly stylized collision of noir and western. Nonsensical, but a fun ride.
Interesting cast playing interesting characters. Weird film. Kind of a Mad Max meets Rocky Horror Picture Show?
ITS PRETTY GOOD
Great for what it is
A lot of crazy fun. There's actually a plot, sort of, and then it literally gets blown to bits, like most of the characters. A wacky, edgy, low-budget noir-crime western that any film buff will love.