Wild at Heart

Lists: Comedy, Thriller, Comedic thriller, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune. Lula's mother, Marietta, desperate to keep them apart, hires a hitman to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru, an old buddy who's also out to get Sailor, try to rob a store. When Sailor lands in jail yet again, the young lovers appear further than ever from the shared life they covet."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1990: # 0)

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  • Nicolas Cage (Sailor Ripley)
  • Laura Dern (Lula Fortune)
  • Willem Dafoe (Bobby Peru)
  • J.E. Freeman (Marcelles Santos)
  • Crispin Glover (Dell)
  • Diane Ladd (Marietta Fortune)
  • Calvin Lockhart (Reggie)
  • Isabella Rossellini (Perdita Durango)
  • Harry Dean Stanton (Johnnie Farragut)
  • Grace Zabriskie (Juana Durango)
  • Sherilyn Fenn (Girl in Accident)
  • Glenn Walker Harris Jr. (Pace Fortune)
  • Marvin Kaplan (Uncle Pooch)
  • William Morgan Sheppard (Mr. Reindeer)
  • David Patrick Kelly (Dropshadow)
  • Freddie Jones (George Kovich)
  • John Lurie (Sparky)
  • Jack Nance (00 Spool)
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince (Buddy)
  • Gregg Dandridge (Bob Ray Lemon)
  • Frances Bay (Madam)
  • Sheryl Lee (The Good Witch)
  • Charlie Spradling (Irma)
  • Blair Bruce Bever (Hotel Custodian)
  • Sally Boyle (Aunt Rootie)
  • Peter Bromilow (Hotel Manager)
  • Lisa Ann Cabasa (Reindeer Dancer)
  • Frank A. Caruso (Old Bum)
  • Frank Collison (Timmy Thompson)
  • Eddy Dixon (Rex)
  • Brent David Fraser (Idiot Punk)
  • Cage S. Johnson (Man at Shell Station)
  • Valli Leigh (Mr. Reindeers Resident Valet #2)
  • Nicholas Love (Man in Wheelchair)
  • Daniel Quinn (Young Cowboy)
  • Mia M. Ruiz (Mr. Reindeers Resident Valet #1)
  • Billy Swan (Billy Swan)
  • Koko Taylor (Singer at Zanzibar)
  • Ed Wright (Desk Clerk)
  • Darrell Zwerling (Singers Manager)
  • Debra Lamb (Fire Eater (uncredited))