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Wild at Heart
     

Wild at Heart

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Director: David Lynch, Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd

Cast: David Lynch, Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd

 

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Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern play a pair of lovers on the run in David Lynch's surrealist road movie Wild at Heart. Cage's Sailor Ripley is a violent ex-convict with an Elvis Presley fixation who falls in love with Dern's Lula Pace Fortune, the daughter of a rich, but mentally unstable, Southern belle named Marietta (Diane Ladd, Dern's real-life mother). Just

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Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern play a pair of lovers on the run in David Lynch's surrealist road movie Wild at Heart. Cage's Sailor Ripley is a violent ex-convict with an Elvis Presley fixation who falls in love with Dern's Lula Pace Fortune, the daughter of a rich, but mentally unstable, Southern belle named Marietta (Diane Ladd, Dern's real-life mother). Just after Sailor is released from prison, where he was jailed for brutally killing one of Marietta's thugs, he and Lula take off on a wild cross-country trip, pursued by his parole officer, her mother, criminals, bounty hunters, and detectives. Along the way, Sailor and Lula have a lot of sex, share their pasts, share their respective obsessions for Elvis and The Wizard of Oz, and meet a lot of bizarre characters, including a seedy ex-marine (Willem Dafoe) who persuades Sailor to participate in a bank robbery.

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Appearing at the height of the director's popularity, thanks to the inescapable, if short-lived, Twin Peaks phenomenon, Wild at Heart is also the most stereotypically Lynchian of David Lynch's films, filled with striking visuals, surreal asides, pop-culture references, quirky characters, and oblique commentary on American life. As such, it will leave some viewers thrilled, others scratching their heads in annoyance. The open structure of the road film allows Lynch to indulge his most freewheeling instincts, and the results might be predictably mixed, but they're also frequently thrilling. If individual scenes themselves feel loosely connected, Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern help hold the enterprise together by lending surprising poignancy to what could have been fairly cartoonish characters. Though not without its moments of unevenness, cumulatively, it feels like the perfect contemporary picaresque for the fast-food era.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2015
UPC:
0738329160524
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
R
Source:
Kl Studio Classics
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:05:00
Sales rank:
771

Special Features

Making-of documentary; Director David Lynch on the DVD process; Original making-of featurette; "Dell's Lunc Counter" extended interviews; David Lynch profile; TV spots and original trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage Sailor Ripley
Laura Dern Lula Pace Fortune
Diane Ladd Marietta Fortune
Willem Dafoe Bobby Peru
Isabella Rossellini Perdita Durango
Harry Dean Stanton Johnnie Farragut
Crispin Glover Dell
Grace Zabriskie Juana
J.E. Freeman Marcello Santos
Calvin Lockhart Reggie
David Patrick Kelly Dropshadow
Bellina Logan Actor
Glenn Walker Harris Pace
Gregg G. Dandridge Actor
Fred Jones George Kovich
Charlie Spradling Irma
Eddie Dixon Actor
Marvin Kaplan Uncle Pooch
Brent Fraser Idiot Punk
John Lurie Sparky
Jack Nance 00 Spool
Tommy G. Kendrick Red (uncredited/cut out)
Scott Coffey Billy
Sherilyn Fenn Girl in Accident
Pruitt Taylor Vince Buddy
Frances Bay Madam
Peter Bromilow Hotel Manager
Frank Collison Timmy Thompson
Cage S. Johnson Man at Shell Station
Sheryl Lee Good Witch
Nicholas Love Man in Wheelchair
Koko Taylor Singer at Zanzibar
Ed Wright Desk Clerk
Darrell Zwerling Singer's Manager
Bob Terhune Earl Kovich (uncredited/cut out)
Jack Jozefson Chet (uncredited/cut out)
Tracey Walter Roach (uncredited/cut out)
Albert Popwell Barkeeper at Zanzibar (uncredited/cut out)
William Morgan Sheppard Mr. Reindeer
Daniel Quinn Young Cowboy
Shawne Rowe Waitress (uncredited/cut out)

Technical Credits
David Lynch Director,Screenwriter
Michael Adams Stunts
Angelo Badalamenti Score Composer
Michelle Buhler Makeup
Roydon E. Clark Stunts
David Domeyer Special Effects
Duwayne Dunham Editor
Frederick Elmes Cinematographer
Donna Evans Stunts
Mark Frost Screenwriter
Steve Golin Co-producer
Orwin Harvey Stunts
Mike Johnson Stunts
Steve Kelso Stunts
Michael Kuhn Executive Producer
Louis Lazara Special Effects
Leonardo Art Director
David Brian Miller Special Effects
Monty Montgomery Co-producer
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Bernie Pock Stunts
Don Power Special Effects
Johanna Ray Casting
Wally Rose Stunts
G. Marq Roswell Musical Direction/Supervision
Joni Sighvatsson Co-producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson Producer
Neil Summers Stunts
Bob Terhune Stunts
Eddie Wong Stunts

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Wild at Heart 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie last week and it has left me a permanent mark...but not in the good way. The story is so weird that you have to watch it a second time to truely understand it...but I didn't want to watch it a second time. The visuals of the movie are very strange as well, and even though the sex scenes are the highlight of the movie, it didn't get me as excited as the Baldwin/Basinger sex scene in 'The Getaway,' and that wasn't that hot as well. If you do want to watch this movie, do it at your own risk
Guest More than 1 year ago
You need to have this movie in your collection if you are a Lynch fan. Be leary of those who do not understand the movie since, most likely, they do not understand David Lynch.