"This whole world's wild at heart and weird on top."
Barry Gifford's cult novel gets the David Lynch treatment, eliciting outstanding performances from an incredible cast of character-actors.
An erotic, violent, disturbing, blackly-humorous road movie that confirmed David Lynch as one of the most startling and original film-maker of his generation. This twisted homage to The Wizard Of Oz takes Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern on one of the most bizarre journeys of all time, as they escape from the clutches of her evil mother and a bunch of hired assassins...
Diane Ladd (mother of co-star, Laura Dern) was Oscar Nominated for her maniacal supporting turn as Marietta Fortune, but sadly she missed out to Whoopi Goldberg's performance in Ghost. However, Lynch did pick up the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival for his efforts.