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Wild at Heart Details

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[[Performer~P10155~Nicolas Cage~nicolascage]] and [[Performer~P18704~Laura Dern~lauradern]] play a pair of lovers on the run in [[Performer~P100454~David Lynch~davidlynch]]'s surrealist road movie Wild at Heart. [[Performer~P10155~Cage~nicolascage]]'s Sailor Ripley is a violent ex-convict with an [[Performer~P107032~Elvis Presley~elvispresley]] fixation who falls in love with [[Performer~P18704~Dern~lauradern]]'s Lula Pace Fortune, the daughter of a rich, but mentally unstable, Southern belle named Marietta ([[Performer~P39955~Diane Ladd~dianeladd]], [[Performer~P18704~Dern~lauradern]]'s real-life mother). 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 [[Performer~P107032~Elvis~elvispresley]] and [[Feature~V55014~The Wizard of Oz~thewizardofoz]], and meet a lot of bizarre characters, including a seedy ex-marine ([[Performer~P16547~Willem Dafoe~willemdafoe]]) who persuades Sailor to participate in a bank robbery. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:August 17, 1990

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Willem Dafoe Best Supporting Actor 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Diane Ladd Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Diane Ladd Best Supporting Actress 1990 Nominee

Cast

Nicolas Cage
as Sailor Ripley
Laura Dern
as Lula Pace Fortune
Diane Ladd
as Marietta Fortune
Willem Dafoe
as Bobby Peru
Isabella Rossellini
as Perdita Durango
Harry Dean Stanton
as Johnnie Farragut
Crispin Glover
as Dell
Grace Zabriskie
as Juana
J.E. Freeman
as Marcello Santos
Calvin Lockhart
as Reggie
David Patrick Kelly
as Dropshadow
Glenn Walker Harris, Jr.
as Pace
Freddie Jones
as George Kovich
Charlie Spradling
as Irma
Marvin Kaplan
as Uncle Pooch
Brent Fraser
as Idiot Punk
John Lurie
as Sparky
Jack Nance
as 00 Spool
Tommy G. Kendrick
as Red (uncredited/cut out)
Scott Coffey
as Billy
Cage S. Johnson
as Man at Shell Station
Peter Bromilow
as Hotel Manager
Sheryl Lee
as Good Witch
Bob Terhune
as Earl Kovich (uncredited/cut out)
Ed Wright
as Desk Clerk
Shawne Rowe
as Waitress (uncredited/cut out)
Sherilyn Fenn
as Girl in Accident
Frank Collison
as Timmy Thompson
Pruitt Taylor Vince
as Buddy
Nicholas Love
as Man in Wheelchair
Frances Bay
as Madam
William Morgan Sheppard
as Mr. Reindeer
Darrell Zwerling
as Singer's Manager
Tracey Walter
as Roach (uncredited/cut out)
Daniel Quinn
as Young Cowboy
Albert Popwell
as Barkeeper at Zanzibar (uncredited/cut out)
Jack Jozefson
as Chet (uncredited/cut out)

Crew

David Lynch
Director
Sigurjon Sighvatsson
Producer
Barry Gifford
Book Author
Mark Frost
Screenwriter
David Lynch
Screenwriter
Angelo Badalamenti
Composer (Music Score)
G. Marq Roswell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Duwayne Dunham
Editor
Steve Golin
Co-producer
Monty Montgomery
Co-producer
Michael Kuhn
Executive Producer
Louis Lazara
Special Effects
David Domeyer
Special Effects
Don Power
Special Effects
Neil Summers
Stunts
Bob Terhune
Stunts
Donna Evans
Stunts
Bernie Pock
Stunts
Steve Kelso
Stunts
Wally Rose
Stunts
Roydon E. Clark
Stunts
Mike Johnson
Stunts
Johanna Ray
Casting
Michelle Buhler
Makeup
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