|Diane Ladd||Marietta Fortune|
|Willem Dafoe||Bobby Peru|
|Harry Dean Stanton||Johnnie Farragut|
|Grace Zabriskie||Juana Durango|
|W. Morgan Shepard||Mr. Reindeer|
After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune . Lula's mother, Marietta, desperate to keep them apart, hires a hit man to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru, an old buddy who's also out to get Sailor, try to rob a store. When Sailor lands in jail yet again, the young lovers appear further than ever from the shared life they covet.