Straight To Hell

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy, Western

A combination of the punk sensibility of Alex Cox's first film, REPO MAN, and the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, STRAIGHT TO HELL seems like it was more fun to make than it is to watch. The incredibly convoluted plot of this haphazard parody begins as three hired guns--brawny Norwood (Sy Richardson), baby-faced Willy (Dick Rude), and disheveled Simms...read more

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A combination of the punk sensibility of Alex Cox's first film, REPO MAN, and the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, STRAIGHT TO HELL seems like it was more fun to make than it is to watch. The incredibly convoluted plot of this haphazard parody begins as three hired guns--brawny Norwood

(Sy Richardson), baby-faced Willy (Dick Rude), and disheveled Simms (Joe Strummer)--botch a hit. To offset their failure, they decide to rob a bank, making their getaway with Velma (Courtney Love), Norwood's girl friend. In the middle of the desert, the car breaks down and the dusty, sweaty

foursome stumble upon a lawless town ruled by the nasty, trigger-happy MacMahon clan (played by the Pogues), who are a bunch of no-good coffee addicts. STRAIGHT TO HELL is one of the most boring, incomprehensible, and self-indulgent films in some time. It amounts to nothing more than a home movie,

interesting only to the people involved in its making. The only real standouts in the film are Richardson and the dusty, heat-shimmering camerawork of Tom Richmond, which expertly mimics the spaghetti-western style.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A combination of the punk sensibility of Alex Cox's first film, REPO MAN, and the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, STRAIGHT TO HELL seems like it was more fun to make than it is to watch. The incredibly convoluted plot of this haphazard parody begins as… (more)

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