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Two young lovers go on the run from the law after a convenience store robbery goes bad in this road movie. Love and a .45 centers on philosophically inclined thief Watty Watts (Gil Bellows), who believes in a little robbery but not real violence. An ill-advised collaboration with a crazed, drugged-out biker (Rory Cochrane) ends badly, however, forcing Watty to go on the run. His girlfriend Starlene (Renee Zellweger) joins him, and the two become media darlings thanks to television coverage of their flight from the law. First-time director C.M. Talkington's combination of violence and ironic attitude recalls both 1970s crime dramas and Quentin Tarantino's violent, quirky takes on the genre. However, the film's warmed-over feel may be redeemed by its irreverent tone and appealing performances, including a self-parodying appearance by Peter Fonda. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:September 10, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Renée Zellweger Best Debut Performance 1994 Nominee

Cast

Gil Bellows
as Watty Watts
Renée Zellweger
as Starlene Cheatham
Rory Cochrane
as Billy Mack Black
Jeffrey Combs
as Dino Bob
Jace Alexander
as Creepy Cody
Michael Bowen
as Ranger X
Peter Fonda
as Vergil Cheatham
Jack Nance
as Justice Thurmar
Ann Wedgeworth
as Thaylene Cheatham
Wiley Wiggins
as Young Clerk
Charlotte Ross
as Mary Ann
Brad Leland
as Armored Truck Driver
Charlotte Ross
as Mary Ann

Crew

C.M. Talkington
Director
Mark Amin
Producer
Darin Scott
Producer
C.M. Talkington
Screenwriter
Tom Richmond
Cinematographer
Pilar McCurry
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Verlaine
Composer (Music Score)
Happy Walters
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bob Ducsay
Editor
Deborah Pastor
Production Designer
Jim Steele
Co-producer
Mark Amin
Executive Producer
Andrew Hirsch
Executive Producer
Andrew Hersh
Executive Producer
Kari Perkins
Costume Designer
Bill Fiege
Sound/Sound Designer
Kris Krengel
First Assistant Director
Karen Dare
Executive in Charge of Production
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