Kansas (film)

For other uses, see Kansas (disambiguation).

Cinema poster
Directed by David Stevens
Produced by George Litto
Written by Spencer Eastman
Music by Pino Donaggio
Cinematography David Eggby
Edited by Robert Barrere
Distributed by Trans World Entertainment
Release dates
  • September 23, 1988 (1988-09-23)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,432,536

Kansas is a 1988 American crime drama 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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