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Red rock west

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RedRock Films, Inc.,
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John Dahl directed and co-wrote (along with his brother Rick Dahl) this quirky and energetic film noir that, after a well-received screening at the Toronto Film Festival, was consigned to oblivion before resurfacing on cable television. When the owner of a San Francisco movie theater, who was a big fan of the film, arranged for a theatrical release, the film clicked and toured the country as an art house hit. The film concerns eternal loser Michael (Nicolas Cage), down to his last five dollars and looking for work. He finds himself at a bar in the town of Red Rock. The bartender, Wayne (J.T. Walsh) eyes him suspiciously and asks him, "You must be Lyle, from Dallas." Michael, eager to earn some cash, agrees. It seems Wayne has a job for Michael, but what Michael doesn't realize until too late is that the job is to kill Wayne's wife for $10,000. Michael heads out to Wayne's farm with the cash to warn Wayne's wife, Suzanne (Lara Flynn Boyle). Suzanne responds by offering to double Michael's fee if he will kill her husband instead. Michael takes the money and tries to leave town, but when a thunderstorm comes up, he runs over a man who was trying to flag him down. The sheriff arrives on the scene to attend to matters -- who turns out to be Wayne. Wayne proceeds to drive Michael out of town for an execution, but Michael manages to elude him. Flagging down a driver on the road who is driving back into Red Rock, they return to the bar, where the driver offers to buy Michael a drink. As Michael accepts the offer of a drink, he realizes that he is drinking with the real "Lyle from Dallas" (Dennis Hopper) who is awaiting Wayne's return. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDb81871ea-961a-08a7-b8f7-bf14ec7c62f9
Grouping Titlered rock west
Grouping Authorflynn boyle
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2020-01-04 01:21:46AM
Last Indexed2020-08-03 04:43:27AM

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auth_author2Cage, Nicolas, 1965-
Dahl, John.
Dahl, Rick.
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-2010.
Johnson, Van, 1916-2008.
authorFlynn, Boyle.
author2-roleCage, Nicolas,1965-
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Dahl, John.
Dahl, Rick.
Hopper, Dennis,1936-2010.
Johnson, Van,1916-2008.
Red Rock Films.
author_displayFlynn, Boyle
detailed_location_basaltBasalt Video
display_descriptionWhen a promised job fails to materialize, an honest, unemployed Texan finds himself mistaken for a contract killer.
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b2066994x.i76001829Basalt VideoDVD RED1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 20, 2019bavd
itype_basaltAdult DVD fiction
local_callnumber_basaltDVD RED
owning_library_basaltBasalt Regional Library
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b2066994xDVDMoviesEnglishRedRock Films, Inc., 2004.1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b2066994x.i76001829On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue116, 117, 118, 119, 120
subject_facetAdultery -- Drama
Detective and mystery films
Feature films
Fiction films
Mistaken identity -- Drama
Murder for hire -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayRed rock west
title_fullRed rock west [videorecording] / Columbia Tristar Home video presents ; written by John Dahl, Rick Dahl ; directed by John Dahl
title_shortRed rock west
Mistaken identity
Murder for hire