- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 8, 1999
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Video
- Audio Commentary on Production
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Storyboard Comparisons
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 12/01/1994
"...Talkington's nasty, funny movie is a wild thing..."
Variety - 06/06/1994
"...[The] dialogue is lively....The highlight is Cochrane's crazed performance….It's a totally wild, hilarious and convincing characterization..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/23/1994
"...LOVE AND A .45 sends up the gun-toting lovers-on-the-run genre with a gleeful wit, nonstop energy and a refreshing honesty..."
A pair of dangerous lovers turn fugitive when the guy and his psycho partner kill a girl during a robbery. Like Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue, they take the money and run for the border. Features an alternative rock soundtrack with the Meat Puppets, the Butthole Surfers, the Jesus and Mary Chain and others.
During a holdup in Texas, speed freak Billy Mack gets nervous and kills a store clerk who's also the sheriff's daughter. So his partner in crime, Watty Watts, shoots and wounds him. But Billy survives, vowing revenge.
With the cops, Billy and a couple of loan sharks nipping at their heels, Watty and his girlfriend Starlene hit the road. And the young lovers, deluded by the glamorous mystique of Bonnie and Clyde, aspire to TV stardom even as they shoot their way to Mexico.
- Feature film debut for writer/director C.M. Talkington.
- This film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994.
- Color by Foto-Kem.
- Additional credits: D. Montgomery (art direction).