Kansas (film)

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Cinema poster for Kansas
Directed by David Stevens
Produced by George Litto
Written by Spencer Eastman
Starring Matt Dillon
Andrew McCarthy
Leslie Hope
Kyra Sedgwick
Arlen Dean Snyder
Music by Pino Donaggio
Cinematography David Eggby
Edited by Robert Barrere
Release dates
September 23, 1988
Running time
108 min.
Country United States
Language English

Kansas is a 1988 film starring Matt Dillon and Andrew McCarthy.

It tells the story of a young man returning home to attend a wedding who hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber.[1]


A young man named Wade Corey (McCarthy) is going to a wedding. On the way he meets a hobo (Dillon), who forces him into a bank robbery. While hiding the money they stole under a bridge, the governor's car goes off the bridge. When Wade saves the Governor's daughter from the car, he becomes a hero.


Siskel and Ebert both gave it thumbs down saying that the plot was recycled from Horatio Alger novels. Hollywood Video said it was uneven, although Matt Dillon's performance was given good reviews.


  1. ^ Leonard Maltin. Leonard Maltin's movie and video guide. Plume, 2001. p. 736.

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