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Whom will she marry? A Pulitzer prize writer buys a cabin. Red Rock West is essential for the neo-noir heads and well worthy of inspection by the average modern day crime film fan. The quirkiest thriller since Blood Simple, RED ROCK WEST stars Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper and Lara Flynn Boyle in an offbeat mystery about an average guy who is mistaken for a professional hit-man. When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Please enable it to continue.

She accepts. Directed by John Dahl. During his getaway, things go wrong, and soon get worse when he runs into the real hitman, Lyle.

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We're sorry but jw-app doesn't work properly without JavaScript enabled. Eligible if purchased with select payment methods. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. The sheriff tries a cover-up involving a white petty crook. When Cleve is fired after years of service by the industrialist whose empire he helped to build, he seeks revenge and the two men from opposite sides of the law come together to bring down the crooked businessman. Eligible if purchased. Yet the twists, turns and characterisations are so deftly constructed and performed, it matters not a jot. Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. The neighbors get suspicious when a stranger "breaks in". Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. She stops in a small town en route to Chicago, where she ensnares her next conquest, insurance man Mike Swale (Peter Berg). A young detective becomes involved with a beautiful woman on the run from the mob and her psychopath boyfriend. Rob Hartill. Just when Mike decides to take the money and run, the real hit-man (Hopper, sporting a homicidal Texas twang) arrives, ready to do the job right. With Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle, Craig Reay. Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Plot wise it's a bit, shall we say iffy? A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme. Jack loses $65,000 in poker in Las Vegas, where he's marrying Betsy. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hitmen sent to silence her, they board a Vancouver-bound train only to discover that the killers are onboard with them. Red Rock West Full of playful twists and sexy turns, RED ROCK WEST is a perfectly plotted game of cat-and-mouse that will keep you guessing until the final, shocking shot. Looking for something to watch? Written by Rentals are not eligible. From The Virgin Suicides to On the Rocks, IMDb dives into the cinematic stylings of Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola. Blending elements from pulp fiction and low-budget horror flicks, Blood Simple reinvented the film noir for a new generation, marking the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would transform the American independent cinema scene. A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful. It's well worth tracking down, wherever you can find it. Cop turned author thiller-- Dennis Meechum is a fiercely honest police executive who once gained celebrity as an author of crime stories. Joel and Ethan Coen’s career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America began with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled neonoir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner sets off a torrent of violence with one murderous thought. But things don't go as planned for the quartet of Mafia wannabes, and as the four young toughs unite to recover the money, they come face-to-face with the bloodshed and betrayal that are their birthright. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

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There's just one problem: the owner thinks Michael is a hit-man, and the "job" is murdering the owner's wife (Boyle). During his getaway, things go wrong, and soon get worse when he runs into the real hitman, Lyle.

Dead tired and flat broke after driving 1,200 miles, Michael, an unemployed Texan (Cage), walks into a tavern in tiny RED ROCK WEST, Wyoming, and is immediately offered a job. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. Starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominee Barry Pepper ("Saving Private Ryan," TV's "61"), Vin Diesel ("Saving Private Ryan," "The Fast and the Furious"), Emmy Award-nominee Seth Green (the "Austin Powers" trilogy, "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed"), Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee and Emmy Award-winner John Malkovich ("In the Line of Fire," TV's "Death of a Salesman") and Academy Award -nominee Dennis Hopper ("Hoosiers," "Blue Velvet"). They see a black man and call the police, who start shooting at him. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue. Rentals are not eligible.

Add the first question. After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire. What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs.

In this action-packed adventure, four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff. Red Rock West is a hidden neo-noir gem with some delightful cracks in its surface -- and an opportunity to see … The tight scripting and inventive style that have marked the Coens’ work for decades are all here in their first film, in which cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld abandons the black-and-white chiaroscuro of classic noir for neon signs and jukebox colors that combine with Carter Burwell’s haunting score to lurid and thrilling effect. Cleve, by his own account, is a professional hitman whose killings helped build a business empire. Use the HTML below. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster. The wedding will have to wait as the poker winner wants the weekend with Betsy to cancel the debt. Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve. When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. View production, box office, & company info. Gene Hackman stars as an L.A. District Attorney attempting to take an unwilling murder witness (Anne Archer) back to the united States to testify against a top-level mob boss. After getting a job at his insurance company, Bridget convinces Mike to run a scam -- but things take a deadly turn when she recruits him to help get rid of her husband. Red Rock West Critics Consensus. Actor M. Emmet Walsh looms over the proceedings as a slippery private eye with a yellow suit, a cowboy hat, and no moral compass, and Frances McDormand’s cunning debut performance set her on the road to stardom. For it has the kind of tension and energy -- maybe even a touch of delirium -- that is only a memory in most of today's big studio movies. For the next 20 hours, as the train hurls through the beautiful but isolated Canadian wilderness, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues in which their ability to tell friend from foe is a matter of life and death. Dead tired and flat broke after driving 1,200 miles, Michael, an unemployed Texan (Cage), walks into a tavern in tiny RED ROCK WEST, Wyoming, and is immediately offered a job. The quirkiest thriller since Blood Simple, RED ROCK WEST stars Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper and Lara Flynn Boyle in an offbeat mystery about an average guy who is mistaken for a professional hit-man.