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      Love and a .45

      R Released Nov 23, 1994 1h 41m Action List
      71% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 70% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Small-time criminal Watty Watts (Gil Bellows) attempts to rob a convenience store with his drug-addict buddy, Billy Mack Black (Rory Cochrane). The robbery, however, leads to murder, and soon Watty leaves Billy behind and goes on the run with his beloved girlfriend, Starlene (Renée Zellweger). Heading toward Mexico, the fugitive couple gets plenty of media coverage, until there are even more people on their trail. Can Watty and Starlene make it south of the border without getting caught? Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews Filmmaker Talkington, armed with his own screenplay, has infused Love and a .45 with a relentlessly (and gratingly) off-kilter sensibility that remains a distraction from beginning to end... Rated: 1/4 Oct 16, 2023 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 4, 2005 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Film Threat quite a BANG! Rated: 3/5 May 6, 2005 Full Review Mark Palermo The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Rated: 2/5 Jun 17, 2003 Full Review Brian Mckay eFilmCritic.com Captures that Texas Rockabilly Highway Outlaw spirit . . . a bit silly and lags in places, but [it] puts the fun back into antisocial and homicidal behavior Rated: 4/5 Mar 25, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      jrnation5788 Darkly comedic, weird and well paced. This mid 90's indie thriller is solidly written and acted by all involved, particularly the underrated Gil Bellows. Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Traces of Raising Arizona, pulp fiction, natural born killers and from dusk till dawn (minus the vampires). This could easily be mistaken for a Coen brothers movie, in fact, I totally thought it was. Really good and a totally fun watch. Why C.M. Talkington hasn't written and directed more films is astonishing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member this is my favorite Renee Zellweger film. it is the type of movie i loved in middle school & still love today maybe more than i did back in 1994 when i first watched it. super irresponsible anti heroes w a kind heart & violent streak when pushed but only in pursuit of a freedom that doesn't exist was a great character to market to the early 90s rebel kid audience. doomed to fail in the long run but fighting the whole way through right to the very end is my version of the outlaw country generation. the *if you're going to die then die good* energy is a great way to view what that culture eventually became which is one that romanticizes a freedom that doesn't exist but they will still fight for it right to the very end no matter how doomed or absurd their version of freedom is. it is tragic & very human. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't know how or why but this movie works. My theory, and it's what I think a lot of 90's movies did right, is they didn't try and outdo or fix the cheesiness of the movies of the 70's and 80's but rather just embraced it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Rich S It's from movies like these that few flowers are planted and actually blossom. Renée Zellweger is the flower of "Love and a .45" and she is a wild dandelion performing with a calculated recklessness. She's proof that you can make it to the top after starting at the very bottom. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/02/21 Full Review Audience Member Great 90's movie. Do yourself a favor, get some beers and have a double bill with this film and True Romance. I was really in love with Renee Zellweger and Patricia Arquette as a young man but now i realize i love hot white trash girls! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Small-time criminal Watty Watts (Gil Bellows) attempts to rob a convenience store with his drug-addict buddy, Billy Mack Black (Rory Cochrane). The robbery, however, leads to murder, and soon Watty leaves Billy behind and goes on the run with his beloved girlfriend, Starlene (Renée Zellweger). Heading toward Mexico, the fugitive couple gets plenty of media coverage, until there are even more people on their trail. Can Watty and Starlene make it south of the border without getting caught?
      Director
      C.M. Talkington
      Producer
      Darin Scott
      Screenwriter
      C.M. Talkington
      Distributor
      Trimark Pictures, Vidmark Entertainment
      Production Co
      Trimark Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 23, 1994, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 2, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 41m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo, Dolby SR
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