Straight to Hell


1h 26m 1987

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Clein + Feldman Inc; Completion Bond Company Inc; Island Pictures; J & M Entertainment
Distribution Company
CBS Video; Island Pictures
Location
Almeria, Spain; England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Crew

Dave Allen

Construction

Ramon Diaz Delastra Anante

Accounts Assistant

Miri Ben-shlomo

Chief Hairstyles

David Bottrill

Music Consultant

Charlie Braun

Unit Manager (Spain)

Cary Brokaw

Executive Producer

Antonio Manzanares Carrasco

Construction Manager

Lauren Carter

Other

Tom Collins

Stills

Alex Cox

Screenwriter

Fiona Cunningham-reid

Other

Eric Fellner

Producer

Derek Goldman

Other

Edward Gutierrez

Props Buyer

Caroline Hanania

Art Direction

Fox Harris

Song Performer ("Delilah")

Careen Hertzog

Costume Assistant

Justin Krish

1st Assistant Editor

Angelica Landry

2nd Assistant Editor

Jerry Leiber

Song ("Yakety Yak")

Charlie Lyon

Construction

Shane Macgowan

Song ("Rake At The Gates Of Hell")

Sean Madigan

Key Grip

Scott Malone

Executive Producer

Kay Mander

Continuity

Chris Martin

Boom Operator

David Martin

Editor

Juan Luis Martinez

Gaffer

Barry Mason

Song ("Delilah")

Andrew Mcalpine

Production Designer

Rupert Meaden

Transportation Manager

Rupert Meaden

Location Manager

Juan Ramon Molina

Special Effects

Modeste Moussorgsky

Music ("Night On Bald Mountain)

Carmen Muller

Other

Modest Mussorgsky

Music

Joe Ochoa

1st Assistant Director

Karin Padgham

Assistant (To Producers)

Paul Raphael

Production Manager

Les Reed

Song ("Delilah")

Sy Richardson

Song Performer ("Yakety Yak")

Tom Richmond

Director Of Photography

Michael L Robbins

Other

Morag Ross

Chief Makeup

Dick Rude

Screenwriter

Dick Rude

Song Performer ("Yakety Yak")

Bill Rudgard

2nd Assistant Director

Colin Rutter

Construction

Miguel Sandoval

Song ("Salsa Y Ketchup")

Zander Schloss

Song Performer ("Salsa Y Ketchup" "Blood Sausage" "Sexy Sausage" "Widdle Binky Boo" "High Fives" "Smoke")

Zander Schloss

Song Arranger ("Sexy Sausage" "Widdle Binky Boo" "High Fives" "Smoke"), Songs ("Salsa Y Ketchup" "Blood Sausage" "Sado Sausage" "Sexy Sausage" "Insipid Sausage" "Widdle Binky Boo" "High Fives" "Smoke")

Hank Schumacher

Construction

Mike Stoller

Song ("Yakety Yak")

Joe Strummer

Song Performer ("Ambush At Mystery Rock" "Yakety Yak")

Joe Strummer

Songs ("Ambush At Mystery Rock" "Salsa Y Ketchup")

Pam Tait

Costume Designer

Martin Turner

Consultant (Sex And Cruelty)

Dianne Tweiddy

Production Accountant

Juan Alfredo Uribe

Production Office Runner (Spain)

Ian Voight

Sound Recording Mixer

Ian Voigt

Sound

Tania Windsor

Liaison (London)

Paul Wood

3rd Assistant Director

Dan Wul

Songs ("3 Deadly Cars" "Spoiles" "Save My Baby" "Body Parts" "Kill 'M Again" "The Suitcase" "Long Coats" "Coffee Trap" "Burning Down The Store" "Mercy Killing" "No Brakes" "Love Swell" "The Killers" "Pan Out" "Blood Sausage" "Sado Sausage" "Insipid Sausage" "Widdle Binky Boo" "High Fives" "Smoke")

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Clein + Feldman Inc; Completion Bond Company Inc; Island Pictures; J & M Entertainment
Distribution Company
CBS Video; Island Pictures
Location
Almeria, Spain; England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Articles

TCM Remembers Joe Strummer,1952-2002


Joe Strummer, the former lead singer of the seminal punk group, The Clash, and who would later compose and act in some of the artiest cult films of the last 15 years, died of a heart attack on December 22 at his home in Somerset, England. He was 50.

Strummer was born John Mellor on August 21, 1952 in Ankara, Turkey, to a British diplomat. Unlike most of his punk contemporaries, Strummer was educated at a private school, but soon felt a strong desire to perform music. In 1976, he and guitarist-songwriter Mick Jones formed The Clash, releasing their first records the following year. The Clash quickly established themselves as one of the most potent bands in the UK punk explosion, releasing a string of scathing, explosive singles over the next few years: "White Riot", "London Calling", "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)", "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" establishing them as one of the few bands to successfully combine raw political fervor with rancorous force and musical versatility.

The Clash would eventually disband in 1986, and Strummer soon found himself in the film industry when British filmmaker Alex Cox approached him to contribute to the soundtrack for the punk biopic Sid and Nancy (1986). A fruitful career in films followed and Strummer produced the music for Cox's irreverent historical drama Walker (1987) and Julian Schnabel's moving story of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's short life in Basquiat (1996). Thanks to his snarling charisma, Strummer also found himself in front of the camera for some notable directors. He played a street thug in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy (1983); an amusing cameo in Alex Cox's spaghetti western spoof Straight to Hell (1987); and appeared in cult director Jim Jarmusch's wry comedy Mystery Train (1989) (as a British loner stranded in a Memphis motel) and Aki Kaurismaki's eerie mood pieceI Hired a Contract Killer (1990). Most impressively, Strummer's songs have been featured in several recent films: the John Cusack produced Grosse Pointe Blank (1997); Stephen Daldry's popular hit Billy Elliot (2000); and Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - all prominently feature Joe Strummer's fiery vocals, coloring and propelling the movie in some manner. Strummer is survived by his wife Lucy, two daughters and a stepdaughter.

by Michael T. Toole
Tcm Remembers Joe Strummer,1952-2002

TCM Remembers Joe Strummer,1952-2002

Joe Strummer, the former lead singer of the seminal punk group, The Clash, and who would later compose and act in some of the artiest cult films of the last 15 years, died of a heart attack on December 22 at his home in Somerset, England. He was 50. Strummer was born John Mellor on August 21, 1952 in Ankara, Turkey, to a British diplomat. Unlike most of his punk contemporaries, Strummer was educated at a private school, but soon felt a strong desire to perform music. In 1976, he and guitarist-songwriter Mick Jones formed The Clash, releasing their first records the following year. The Clash quickly established themselves as one of the most potent bands in the UK punk explosion, releasing a string of scathing, explosive singles over the next few years: "White Riot", "London Calling", "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)", "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" establishing them as one of the few bands to successfully combine raw political fervor with rancorous force and musical versatility. The Clash would eventually disband in 1986, and Strummer soon found himself in the film industry when British filmmaker Alex Cox approached him to contribute to the soundtrack for the punk biopic Sid and Nancy (1986). A fruitful career in films followed and Strummer produced the music for Cox's irreverent historical drama Walker (1987) and Julian Schnabel's moving story of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's short life in Basquiat (1996). Thanks to his snarling charisma, Strummer also found himself in front of the camera for some notable directors. He played a street thug in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy (1983); an amusing cameo in Alex Cox's spaghetti western spoof Straight to Hell (1987); and appeared in cult director Jim Jarmusch's wry comedy Mystery Train (1989) (as a British loner stranded in a Memphis motel) and Aki Kaurismaki's eerie mood pieceI Hired a Contract Killer (1990). Most impressively, Strummer's songs have been featured in several recent films: the John Cusack produced Grosse Pointe Blank (1997); Stephen Daldry's popular hit Billy Elliot (2000); and Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - all prominently feature Joe Strummer's fiery vocals, coloring and propelling the movie in some manner. Strummer is survived by his wife Lucy, two daughters and a stepdaughter. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 26, 1987

Released in United States July 1, 1987

Released in United States on Video November 12, 1987

Began shooting August 11, 1986.

Released in United States Summer June 26, 1987

Released in United States July 1, 1987 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video November 12, 1987