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Kansas (1988)

A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.

Director:

David Stevens

Writer:

Spencer Eastman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Doyle Kennedy
Andrew McCarthy ... Wade Corey
Leslie Hope ... Lori Bayles
Alan Toy Alan Toy ... Nelson Nordquist
Andy Romano ... Fleener
Brent Jennings ... Buckshot
Brynn Thayer ... Connie
Kyra Sedgwick ... Prostitute Drifter
Harry Northup ... Governor
Clint Allen Clint Allen ... Ted
Arlen Dean Snyder ... George Bayles
Jim Lovelett ... Governor's Driver (as James Lovelett)
Louis Giambalvo ... Army Sergeant
Craig Benton Craig Benton ... Patrolman Casson
James Lea Raupp James Lea Raupp ... Man with Shirt
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Storyline

A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.

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In a life of crime, no one can be trusted... Not even your friend. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos amigos, dos destinos See more »

Filming Locations:

Overbrook, Kansas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,274,742, 25 September 1988

Gross USA:

$2,432,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,432,536
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Star Matt Dillon one said of his Doyle Kennedy character in this film: "Kids will go for Doyle, he's a guy with so many contradictions. He's a guy after the American Dream. He sees ways of bettering himself; he's spontaneous and an opportunist. Only he pursues the dream in an amoral way". See more »

Goofs

Matt Dillon's character (Doyle Kennedy) was supposed to be a native Kansan, as indicated numerous times in the film. And yet, throughout the film he spoke with varying shades of a Southern drawl that is not at all reflective of the Kansan (or mid-western U.S.) manner of speaking and accent. See more »

Quotes

Doyle Kennedy: I didn't do that bank alone. I had help. Wade Corey? The hero all you suckers have been goin' on about? He did that bank. He was my partner. Turns out he's more horseshit than hero. How do you like that for a little con?...
Nelson Nordquist: Where's the proof, Doyle? You expect me to print that?
Doyle Kennedy: Well, you go ahead and print what you like. I don't buy that shit. Newspapers and the truth... you make it up the same as the rest of us.
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Soundtracks

OUR DIRECTOR
Music by F.E. Bigelow (uncredited)
Performed by The Oskaloosa High School Band
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7 for the fantastic first half !! but then...
10 August 2005 | by dominik96See all my reviews

Two strangers find themselves in a small Kansas town. Matt Dillon, the bad boy, constrains the other guy to a bank robbery, and this and the resulting problems with a police search, hideaway ,sharing the money etc. makes up the story. Don't want to get into details, so you have more of this movie. I was surprised about the low rating and the classification of this movie as thriller. Because it is definitely no thriller!! The beginning and the first half are hilarious!! The whole background of Kansas and a small town is wonderful, and is not only nice to watch, but becomes part of the story. The pace is high and Matt has some great comedian moments in it, really funny!! I could go on and on about the wonderful first half. At this time, the movie is definitely a 7, and with more work effort, it would have become more, but that's hypothetically. The second half is far worse. Matt character can't decide if it is evil or crazy,the whole love story is too much,no surprising elements and the pace becomes far too slow. At the end i gave it a 7, but the second half is a 5. Nonetheless it's worth to watch it, because there are not many movies out there, which can profit so much from a background.


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