Red Rock West

USA | 1993 | 98 min | 14A


Fans of MANDY will appreciate master of modern neo-noir John Dahl’s (THE LAST SEDUCTION, JOY RIDE) erotic southern-fried crime flick RED ROCK WEST.

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Cage plays an unemployed drifter who, after answering in the affirmative to a stranger asking “…are you here for the job,” is mistaken for the hitman hired to kill a wealthy man’s wife (Lara Flynn Boyle). When the real hitman (Dennis Hopper) shows up, complications ensue. Destined for direct-to-video until a fateful TIFF screening garnered much praise and a 4-star review from Roger Ebert, RED ROCK WEST inspired a small indie-led theatrical campaign leading to its eventual critical reappraisal.

Best UnCaged Moment: an opening credit sequence featuring one-armed push-ups on an Arizona highway.

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Director: John Dahl
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle


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DETAILS

35mm print courtesy of Chicago Film Society.


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