Kansas (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Kansas (1988)




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A drifter becomes both a bank robber and a hero in this crime thriller. Andrew McCarthy stars as Wade Corey, who hitches a ride on a freight train already occupied by Doyle Kennedy (Matt Dillon), a charming ex-con who convinces Wade to accompany him to his hometown. Once there, Wade realizes too late that Doyle is intent on robbing the local bank. After they are separated following the crime, Wade hides the money. Happening upon a drowning in progress, he saves a young girl who just happens to be the daughter of the state governor, and he becomes an unlikely hero. Finding work at a nearby farm, the meandering Wade becomes a hired hand, falls for the beautiful daughter (Leslie Hope) of his boss, and dreads the return of Doyle, who is sure to come looking for his money.

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Andrew McCarthy
as Wade Corey
Matt Dillon
as Doyle Kennedy
Leslie Hope
as Lori Bayles
Alan Toy
as Nordquist
Andy Romano
as Fleener
Kyra Sedgwick
as Prostitute Drifter
Arlen Dean Snyder
as George Bayles
James Lovelett
as Governor's Driver
Louis Giambalvo
as Army Sergeant
James Lea Raupp
as Man with Shirt
John Lansing
as Governor's Aide
Gale Mayron
as Bank Teller
T. Max Graham
as Mr. Kennedy
Annie Kellogg
as Governor's Daughter
Craig Benton
as Patrolman Casson
Mimi Wickliff
as Mrs. Bayles
Linda Dawson
as Governor's Wife
Robert Peters
as `Fair' Farmer
Gary Cosey
as Shoeshine
George Kuhn
as Bank Guard
Ken Boehr
as Ferson
Bobby Enriquez
as Bartender
Bart Petty
as Rookie Cop
Greg Gilstrap
as Reporter
Art Dilks
as Pharmacist
Gail Dicus
as Female Reporter
Roger Richman
as Officer Ellwood
Rusty Howard
as Officer Swift
Lori Gooch
as Lady with Child
Hank Rector
as Businessman
Jacquie Litto
as Friend of Mrs. Bayles
Holmes Osborne
as Deputy Sheriff
Timothy Graham
as Mr. Kennedy
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Critic Reviews for Kansas

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

The story and the values are so resolutely old-fashioned, and in such a formula way, that I was almost amused. If this movie had been made in the 1940s with Mickey Rooney, it would have felt just right.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Dillon and McCarthy make a tight team

March 31, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Somber Matt Dillon vehicle

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

As welcome in its title state as a rash of tornadoes.

March 9, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

Kansas...is a really terrible movie.

November 8, 2002 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

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