These are the stars I recognized on this classic film directed by the great Walter Hill...
Jenifer Lewis Jenifer Lewis is one of Hollywood's most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television. Dubbed a "national treasure" by TV Guide.com, Jenifer currently stars on the hit show Black-ish (ABC), where her hilarious portrayal of "Ruby Johnson" earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics Choice Award...
“ Judge Jenifer Lewis (uncredited) ” - gattonero975
“ Railroad Engineer (as Mike Adams) ” - gattonero975
Joey D. Vieira
Joey D. Vieira has just celebrated his 57th year in show business. As a child, he co-starred in the first version of Lassie
to come to television, winning, in the years 1954 to 1958, two Emmy Awards. Those four years of the long-running series, with Tommy Rettig
as "Jeff" and Joey as his best friend "Porky"...
“ Man at Phone Booth ” - gattonero975
The son of actor Roberto Contreras, character actor Luis Contreras was born on September 18, 1950. Lean and wiry, often sporting a mass of curly hair and drooping mustache, with his piercing dark eyes and angular face Contreras ranged between portraying various criminals and police officers. Contreras...
The drug dealer wearing a white suit called 'Lupo' that Rostavili (Ed O'Ross) meets outside the bus station is the same 'Lupo' that appears in another Walter Hill film: "Extreme Prejudice" (also played there by Luis Contreras). He appears at the end after Nick Nolte has shot Powers Boothe, and tells him "now you get to wear the white suit". ” - gattonero975
“ Detective (as Bruno Acalinas) ” - gattonero975
“ Detective ” - gattonero975
Graf is one of Hollywood's premier 2nd unit directors and stunt coordinators whose 35 year career behind the cameras includes the staging of stunts in over five dozen films while directing second unit action on three dozen features, including such recent films as Todd Phillips' comedy "Due Date, "Walt Disney's "The Muppets" (2011...
“ Joliet Prison Guard
Also Stunts ” - gattonero975
“ Nelligan ” - gattonero975
Born in Denmark, Sven-Ole Thorsen has a remarkable sporting background as a champion bodybuilder, champion power-lifter, and karate black belt that made him an obvious choice for movies roles as "muscle for hire." The hulking 6' 5" actor first came to attention as one of Thulsa Doom's bodyguards... The hammer wielding Thorgrim...
“ Nikolai ” - gattonero975
“ Mongol Hippie (as Masanori Toguchi) ” - gattonero975
“ Vagran Rostavili ” - gattonero975
“ Pytor Tatomovich ” - gattonero975
Oleg Borisovich Vidov was born in the suburbs of Moscow on 11 June 1943 to Varvara Vidova, a teacher, and Boris Nikolaievich Garnevich, an economist. As a child he lived with his mother, who worked for the Soviet government in the field of education in Mongolia and East Germany. When his mother was sent to China on assignment...
“ Yuri Ogarkov ” - gattonero975
Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Peter Jason was born on July 22, 1944, in Hollywood, CA, and grew up in Balboa. He attended Newport Beach Elementary School, Horace Ensign Junior High and Newport Harbor High School. He originally planned on being a football player, but fell in love...
“ TV Announcer ” - gattonero975
Brion James was born February 20, 1945, in Redlands, California, to Ida Mae (Buckelew) and Jimmy James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, California (between Los Angeles and Palm Springs), where his parents built and operated a movie theater, where stars such as Gene Autry
would occasionally stop by...
“ Streak ” - gattonero975
“ Pat Nunn (as Michael Hagerty) ” - gattonero975
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Vince first started to get noticed for his excellent performances at the start of his career in Shy People
and Mississippi Burning
. In both these films he played something of a blathering redneck idiot, although there was a streak of pathos in both performances which made it impossible to dismiss his characters as just 'bad' people...
“ Night Clerk ” - gattonero975
“ Hooker ” - gattonero975
“ Abdul Elijah ” - gattonero975
J.W. Smith is a producer and actor with more than 40 years of entertainment experience in motion pictures and television. J.W. grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where he began his acting career at The Karamu House Community Theater. In the early 1970s, J.W. moved to New York City where he became a student in Uta Hagen's acting class at HB Studio and at The Henry Street Playhouse...
“ Salim ” - gattonero975
Fair complexioned, cold-eyed actor Richard Bright has notched up an impressive array of character performances of often shifty, or deadly characters on the wrong side of the law. First came to attention as a burglar in the engrossing The Panic in Needle Park
, and then followed it the following year playing a slick con artist hustling naive Ali MacGraw
for the bank robbery loot in The Getaway
“ Det. Sgt. Gallagher ” - gattonero975
Since making her uncredited debut as a dancer in Beatlemania
, Gina Gershon has established herself as a character actress and one of the leading icons of American camp. For it was fourteen years after her movie debut that Gina made movie history as the predatory bisexual who was the leading light of a Las Vegas leg-line in director Paul Verhoeven
's kitsch classic Showgirls
“ Catherine 'Cat' Manzetti ” - gattonero975
One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer. His mother transplanted her family to Brooklyn after his parents divorced...
“ Lt. Charlie Stobbs (as Larry Fishburne) ” - gattonero975
Rough'n'tumble character actor Ed O'Ross was born as Ed Oross on July 4, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was an alter boy as a kid and graduated from Munhall High in 1964. Following graduation O'Ross attended both Point Park College and Carnegie Tech. He was an amateur Golden Gloves boxing champion and minor league baseball player prior to embarking on an acting career...
“ Viktor 'Rosta' Rostavili ” - gattonero975
A bold, blunt instrument of hatred and violence at the onset of his film career, Peter Boyle recoiled from that repugnant, politically incorrect "working class" image to eventually play gruff, gentler bears and even comedy monsters in a career that lasted four decades. He was born on October 18, 1935...
“ Cmdr. Lou Donnelly ” - gattonero975
James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was John Belushi
- he grew up in Wheaton...
“ Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik ” - gattonero975
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
“ Capt. Ivan Danko ” - gattonero975
Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has produced and directed films since 1975.
“ Director, Producer, Story and Screenplay ” - gattonero975
began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He later completed his Ph.D...
“ Original Music by James Horner ” - gattonero975
At 18 years old, Mario Kassar made his first film which led him to team with Hungarian Andrew G. Vajna
shortly thereafter. The two moved to Los Angeles in the mid 1970s to begin their career as filmmakers, and Kassar quickly became known as a creative producer in the L.A. motion pictures industry; also noted as one of the inventors of the foreign market and co-pro financing...
“ Executive Producer ” - gattonero975
“ Executive Producer (as Andrew Vajna) ” - gattonero975
“ Stunt Coordinator (as Bennie Dobbins)
Film is dedicated to him as he passed away during filming.. ” - gattonero975