Red Rock West

"Where nothing is as it seems."

Red Rock West begins with Michael Williams (Nicolas Cage), a down-on-his luck ex-marine admitting to a leg injury. This prevents him from being hired as an oilfield worker. Unwilling to accept charity from the friend who recommended him for the job, Michael is down to his last five dollars when he drives into Red Rock, Wyoming. He seeks work in a bar owned by Wayne (J.T. Walsh). Wayne mistakes Michael for the hitman he’s hired to do away with his sexpot wife, Suzanne (Lara Flynn Boyle). Rather than correcting the mistaken notion that he is Lyle from Dallas, Michael accepts payment for killing Suzanne.

Michael goes to Wayne’s house. He warns Suzanne that her husband has paid him to kill her. She offers Michael more money to kill Wayne.

Eager to put distance between himself and this dysfunctional couple, Michael is on the road when he is almost run over by the real Lyle (Dennis Hopper). Michael overpowers Lyle and consummates a romantic liaison with Suzanne.

R
| 1993 | 1 hr 38 min | 7.0/10
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Director
John Dahl
Language
English
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