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Wild at Heart

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Original title
Wild at Heart
Running time
125 min.
United States United States
David Lynch (Novel: Barry Gifford)
Angelo Badalamenti
Frederick Elmes
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Polygram Filmed Entertainment / Propaganda Films
Drama. Thriller | Road Movie. Crime. Cult Movie. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
Sailor Ripley is a violent ex-convict with an Elvis fixation who falls in love with Lula Fortune, the daughter of a rich, but mentally unstable, Southern belle named Marietta. 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 who persuades Sailor to participate in a bank robbery.
1990: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Diane Ladd)
1990: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Supp. Actress (Diane Ladd)
1990: Cannes: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm)
1990: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Sound
1990: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Cinematography. 2 Nominations
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