Straight to Hell (1987)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Farce, Parody/Spoof  |   Release Date - Jun 26, 1987 (USA)  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Spain, UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This bizarre comedy spoof on spaghetti westerns was made in a hurry on location in Almeria, Spain. Simms (Joe Strummer), Willy (Dick Rude), and Norwood (Sy Richardson) are inept hitmen who decide to rob a bank. They encounter the MacMahon's (The Pogues), a quintet of caffeine-addicted gunslingers who ride motorcycles across the range wreaking havoc. Elvis Costello has a reoccurring role as a waiter who is always ready with a new tray of coffee.

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addiction, bad-guy-vs-bad-guy, battle [war], conflict, death, double-cross, escape, frame-up, friendship, hidden, killing, loot, mental-breakdown, mistake, refugee, robbery, shoot-out, songwriter

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Cult Film