Heaven’s Burning (1997)

Heaven’s Burning was Russell Crowe’s last Australian film until 2014’s The Water Diviner. He plays a getaway driver who goes on a deadly road trip with a runaway Japanese bride (Youki Kudoh, Rush Hour 3) pursued by both hired killers, her jilted husband and the police.

Robert Mammone, who played Blanka in Street Fighter and opposed “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in The Condemned, is in this. So is Colin Hay, who was the lead singer of Men at Work, whose 1980’s songs were a major Australian export and convinced many an American kid — like me — to try vegemite.

A 1990’s road movie with a downer ending that I’ve never heard about? Ah, movies are filled with so much magic. Throw in a Japanese star and someone who went on to much bigger things and you have a genuine item of interest.

Heaven’s Burning is now available digitally for the first time and has been re-released on DVD by High Octane Pictures.

DISCLAIMER: This movie was sent to us by its PR company.

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