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A wildly inventive and entertaining comic nightmare from former Roger Corman prodigy Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), this screwball odyssey is a ride to remember. Jeff Daniels plays clean-cut New York bond trader Charlie Driggs, who accepts a ride home from a strange but attractive lower-class woman named Lulu (Melanie Griffith). The sexy Louise Brooks lookalike doesn't take him home, but shanghais him for a bizarre roadtrip to Virginia that includes kinky bondage sex, destruction of property, and robbery. Things get stranger when Lulu tells Charlie that her real name is Audrey and takes him home to meet her mother, asking him to pose as her husband. The charade continues until her high-school reunion, where the roadtrip (and the entire film) takes a sharp U-turn into psycho-thriller territory. Audrey's dangerously psychotic ex-con husband, Ray Sinclair (Ray Liotta), shows up. What had been a liberating fling for Charlie turns into a bloody and vicious battle for survival. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:August 21, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jeff Daniels Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1986 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Melanie Griffith Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1986 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ray Liotta Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1986 Nominee

Cast

Jeff Daniels
as Charlie Driggs
Melanie Griffith
as Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel
Ray Liotta
as Ray Sinclair
Margaret Colin
as Irene
Tracey Walter
as The Country Squire
Dana Preu
as Peaches
Jack Gilpin
as Larry Dillman
Su Tissue
as Peggy Dillman
John Sayles
as Motorcycle Cop
Charles Napier
as Irate Chef
Kenneth Utt
as Dad
Dung Chau
as Robbery Victim
Sister Carol East
as Dottie
Jeff Herig
as Police Officer
Stanton D. Miranda
as "Darlene"
Robert Ridgely
as Richard Graves
George "Red" Schwartz
as Counter Man
Leib Lensky
as Frenchy
Patricia Falkenhain
as Charlie's Secretary
Sandy McLeod
as Graves' Secretary
Buzz Kilman
as TV Newscaster
Adelle Lutz
as Rose
Jim Roche
as Motel Philosopher
Eleana Hutcherson
as Hitchhiking Kid
Thomas Cavano
as Guitar Player
Dorothy Demme
as Junk Store Gal
Edward Saxon
as Kevin Stroup
Joanna Kitchen-Hurd
as Stylish Reunion Couple
Gary Goetzman
as Guido Paonessa
Chloe Amateau
as Chloe
Heather Shaw
as Choir Girl
Vic Blair
as Cowboy Maitre d'
Johnny Marrs
as Motorcycle Driver
Gil Lazier
as Homicide Detective
Anna Levine
as The Girl in 3F
Dorothy Demme
as Junk Store Gal
Leib Lensky
as Frenchy
Gary Goetzman
as Guido Paonessa
Anna Levine
as The Girl in 3F
George "Red" Schwartz
as Counter Man
Buzz Kilman
as TV Newscaster
Eleana Hutcherson
as Hitchhiking Kid
Stanton D. Miranda
as "Darlene"
Robert Ridgely
as Richard Graves
Johnny Marrs
as Motorcycle Driver
Sister Carol East
as Dottie
Heather Shaw
as Choir Girl
Dung Chau
as Robbery Victim
Gil Lazier
as Homicide Detective
Vic Blair
as Cowboy Maitre d'
Edward Saxon
as Kevin Stroup
Jeff Herig
as Police Officer
Patricia Falkenhain
as Charlie's Secretary
Adelle Lutz
as Rose
Chloe Amateau
as Chloe
Thomas Cavano
as Guitar Player
Jim Roche
as Motel Philosopher
Joanna Kitchen-Hurd
as Stylish Reunion Couple
Sandy McLeod
as Graves' Secretary

Crew

Jonathan Demme
Director
Kenneth Utt
Producer
Jonathan Demme
Producer
Tak Fujimoto
Cinematographer
Jean-Michel Jarre
Songwriter
Sam Dotson
Songwriter
Harold Baile
Songwriter
Laurie Anderson
Composer (Music Score)
Kris Kristofferson
Songwriter
Marijohn Wilkin
Songwriter
Sidonia Thorpe
Songwriter
Chip Taylor
Songwriter
Wazmo Nariz
Songwriter
John Lennon
Featured Music
Steve Jones
Songwriter
Robert Dockett
Songwriter
Manley Buchanan
Songwriter
Chuck Napier
Songwriter
Tina Baker
Songwriter
Vivian Keith
Songwriter
Johann Sebastian Bach
Featured Music
Earl Falconer
Songwriter
Herbie Miller
Songwriter
David Byrne
Songwriter
John Doe
Songwriter
Don Letts
Songwriter
Robert Forester
Songwriter
Bill Wharton
Songwriter
Michael Virtue
Songwriter
Marilyn Jones
Songwriter
Louis Marriot
Songwriter
Arthur Baker
Songwriter
Sonny Okossun
Songwriter
Norman Hassan
Songwriter
Franklyn Campbell
Songwriter
Pete Shelley
Songwriter
David Bowie
Songwriter
Jerry Harrison
Songwriter
Exene Cervenka
Songwriter
Danny Elfman
Songwriter
Pat McDonald
Songwriter
Mitch Kaplan
Songwriter
Danny Darst
Songwriter
Bill Milling
Songwriter
Ali Campbell
Songwriter
Robin Campbell
Songwriter
Scott Rogness
Songwriter
Jasper van't Hof
Songwriter
Carlos Alomar
Songwriter
Thomas Corey
Songwriter
Terence Wilson
Songwriter
Cheo Feliciano
Songwriter
Camilla Toniolo
Editor
Craig McKay
Editor
Norma Moriceau
Production Designer
Stephen Lineweaver
Art Director
Ron Bozman
Associate Producer
Bob Miller
Associate Producer
Edward Saxon
Executive Producer
John Saxon
Executive Producer
Eugenie Bafaloukos
Costume Designer
John Robotham
Stunts
Kenneth Utt
Production Manager
Billy Hopkins
Casting
James Brown
Musical Performer
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