APRIL MOVIE THON 2: Trouble In Mind (1985)

April 3: Rock and role — A film that stars a rock star.

Hawk (Kris Kristofferson) is just out of prison — yeah, he’s an ex-con ex-cop who killed a gangster instead of sending him behind bars — and back at his former hangout in Rain City, Wanda’s Cafe, which is run by his ex-lover, who is named Wanda (Geneviève Bujold) as you can guess. Meanwhile, Coop (Keith Carradine) is new in town and working for a gangster named Solo (Joe Morton) and dragging along his wife Georgia (Lori Singer) and boy Spike. While her husband is out doing crime, she works for Wanda and that’s where Hawk decides to protect her, which she’ll need when her husband screws up and runs into trouble in the form of mobster Hilly Blue (Divine), who is always followed by a violinist, as well as another brutal killer named Nate Nathanson (John Considine, who was Doctor Death).

Director and writer Alan Rudolph made a wild movie, one that feels like the future trapped in the past, a place where every character has their own strange fashion developed by the actor’s themselves, sets designed by local Seattle artists and a soundtrack performed by Marianne Faithfull. It’s not a movie discussed much but seems to take place within the world of movies instead of where we come from. I’d compare it to a non-musical Streets of Fire, which is interesting, seeing as how it stars a rock star.

You can watch this on Tubi.


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