Wild at Heart
|"He's Elvis, she's Marilyn, they're
madly in love and on the lam: they hop in her convertible and make an odyssey through
Hell--or is it Oz?" (Leonard Maltin)
stand by you, Sailor,
if you were an embezzler."
"Hell, peanut, you stuck with me after I'd planted Bob Ray Lemon. A man can't ask for more than that."
"You move me, Sailor,
"You're perfect for me, too."
Sailor is out of jail and Lula has come to pick him up. Her mom urged her to stay away from him, but
Lula did not care. She is old enough to make her own decisions, and she has set her mind
on keeping her sweetheart. So the two take to the road, heading toward Mexico, the
run-aways' land, land of hopes and dreams. Will they ever get there with Lula's mother and
Johnnie Farragut at their heels?
Get an impression of a bizzare journey
|Sailor and Lula -- out on the road through a world aflame with
madness, looking for an escape from
the past and a chance for the future.
|The love they feel for each other is the one good thing in their lives. Love is
is stability, is security. Love is supposed to protect their souls from the flames of
the earthly hell-fires. But their souls are already burning. And with every Moro Lula lights in one of those bleak and shabby motel-rooms another painful memory bursts into her mind: suicide, rape, abortion. Slowly, dreams give way to reality; the past is catching up with Sailor and Lula --- or is it Johnnie Farragut in his '87 Cadillac Seville?
|Bobby Peru, the slimy
criminal, and Lula, his victim. --
While Sailor's out, he comes to play a game of humiliation:
How's it goin', not feeling well lately? Sick?
You're pregnant, huh?
-- Ain't botherin' me; women are there to be fucked.
But I wan'em beg for it.
C'mon, say "Fuck me" --
"Fuck me", say it --
"Fuck me", "Fuck me", "Fuck me" . . .
Lula ispregnant, all right. It's O.K. if she wants to keep the baby. But what is a good man supposed to do when he has no home, no work, no money to support his future family, when there is nothing but a hysterical mother and her semi-criminal lover chasing them?
|It doesn't take much effort for Bobby Peru to talk Sailor into robbing a bank together. The outcome: ten long years in a Texas prison, Lula back at her mother's, waiting.|
|Then, at last, Sailor's waiting at the station. After ten years of imprisonment he's wearing the snakeskin jacket, sign of his individuality, again.|
This time Lula brings their son. It's a difficult situation:
Pace hasn't met his dad yet. Will the
boy accept him? Will Lula, Pace and Sailor become a real family and
be able to to live a normal life
after all those years of being separated, with all those crazy memories in the back of
On his way to the depot, Sailor
gets into a fight. A heavy punch on the nose brings him back to his senses: