R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Early test screenings for the film did not go well; Lynch estimated that 80 people walked out of the first test screening and 100 in the next.
I'm making my lunch!
When the policeman approaches Perdita who's waiting in the car, a shadow from either crew or equipment can be seen briefly on his hat.
The ending credits play over footage of Sailor singing "Love Me Tender" to Lula, rather than a black screen.
The original Australian theatrical release of "Wild at Heart" started with a short scene in which Nicholas Cage is seen having sex with Laura Dern's mother in a toilet cubicle. This scene has been excised from the Region 4 DVD release and instead the film starts with an unsubstantiated accusation of this, just before the fight.
$2,913,764 19 August 1990