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Street of No Return (1989)

A rock star-turned-bum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman, reclaims his forgotten past after viewing a music video and seeks revenge against the mobster who maimed him.

Director:

Samuel Fuller

Writers:

Jacques Bral (screenplay), Samuel Fuller (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Carradine ... Michael
Valentina Vargas ... Celia
Bill Duke ... Lieutenant Borel
Andréa Ferréol ... Rhoda
Bernard Fresson ... Morin
Marc de Jonge Marc de Jonge ... Eddie
Rebecca Potok ... Bertha
Jacques Martial ... Gerard
Sérgio Godinho Sérgio Godinho ... Pernoy
António Rosário António Rosário ... Meathead
Dominique Hulin Dominique Hulin ... Dablin
Gordon Heath Gordon Heath ... Black Bum
Joe Abdo Joe Abdo ... White Bum
Trevor A. Stephens Trevor A. Stephens ... Lambert (as Trevor Stephens)
Filipe Ferrer Filipe Ferrer ... Gauvreau
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A rock star-turned-bum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman, reclaims his forgotten past after viewing a music video and seeks revenge against the mobster who maimed him.

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Love Gone By
Sung by Keith Carradine
Lyrics by Keith Carradine and Tony Berg
Music by Keith Carradine and Tony Berg
Copyright 1989 by Francis Dreyfus Music & Thunder Films International S.A.
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Wacky at every stage,but it works!
21 July 1999 | by allyjackSee all my reviews

The movie is wacky at almost every stage, and yet it undeniably works - whether through sheer naivete and flagging relevance or through simple genius, Fuller creates a totally unique and mesmerizing world of vivid colour, strange emptiness and weird evocation. It's clearly meant to be set in the US yet there's not a single interior or exterior which looks like it - Carradine plays an extremely anachronistic Europop star figure, yet the music actually has an underlying longing that's quite effective; the primal device of the black and white race riots is a distillation of Fuller's eternal theme - driven by big business, taking place in isolation on a street of no return, drained of all context or passion: the very first shot of a hammer blow to the head is incredibly jolting. All the noir elements are here, and the memory of better days hangs heavily over the plot - at the end you're amazed by how well structured it is, but it's the blinkered purity that produces the most mesmerizing results. Really memorable and weird.


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Country:

France | Portugal

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Samuel Fuller's Street of No Return See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (5.1)

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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