Directed by: David Lynch
Written by: David Lynch
Produced by: Steve Golin, Michael Kuhn, Monty Montgomery, Sigurjon Sighvatsson
Other cast: Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe
Release date: August 17, 1990
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Running time: 2h 5min
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 hit man 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.
• During filming, Laura Dern passed out when David Lynch asked her to smoke four cigarettes at once in one deep inhalation. When she came to, she saw a worried Lynch standing above her asking: “Tidbit! Are you alright?”
• Before filming started, Laura Dern and Nic Cage went on a road trip to Las Vegas in order to bond and get a handle on their characters. It was Dern’s idea with her stating, “We agreed Sailor and Lula had to be one person, one character, and we would share it”.
• Laura Dern broke her “no nudity” clause for the film. Stating she felt comfortable with director Lynch and that the love story warranted it.
♦ This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top.
♦ Uh oh. Baby, you’d better get me back to that hotel. You got me hotter than Georgia asphalt.
♦ One of these days the sun’s gonna come up and burn a hole clean through the planet like a giant electrical x-ray.