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.
- Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
- Studio: Propaganda Films, Samuel Goldwyn Company
- Keyword: witch, based on novel or book, hotel room, texas, car journey, new orleans, louisiana, hitman, forbidden love, murder, romance, surrealism, dark comedy, killer, bank robbery, mother daughter relationship
- Cast: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd