Wild at Heart is a 1990 American film written for the screen and directed by David Lynch, based on Barry Gifford's novel Wild at Heart: The Story of Sailor and Lula about a young couple from South Carolina who, after Sailor's return from prison, decide to go on the run from Lula's overbearing mother and because of her mother, the mob becomes involved.
The film stars Nicolas Cage as Sailor and Laura Dern as Lula. Diane Ladd and Willem Dafoe also star. The film is a road movie but includes bizarre, almost supernatural events and off-kilter violence. It also contains simulated sex, sometimes overtly heavy allusions to The Wizard of Oz and references to Elvis Presley and his movies.