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Skip Tracer (1977)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  January 1979 (USA)
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A repo man skips town after his life is threatened.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Petersen ...
John Collins
John Lazarus ...
Brent Solverman
Rudy Szabo ...
Leo Gabrowski
Mike Grigg ...
Henry Belden
Alan Rose ...
George Pettigrew (as Al Rose)
Sue Astley ...
Sara Pettigrew
Jack Leaf ...
Walter Tchoryk
Welder (as Steve Miller)
Bob Sheldon
John Scott ...
Car Salesman
Klauss Werner ...
Rob Johnson ...
Anna Hill ...
John Civitarese ...
Moving Man (as John G. Civitarese)
Ron Del Monaco ...
Moving Man


A repo man skips town after his life is threatened.

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Drama | Thriller






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January 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Business  »

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CAD 145,000 (estimated)

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Classic that predates Repo Man
22 August 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the film after that sole showing on British TV (see the other comments!) and never met anyone who's seen it (except my brother Fred who watched avidly with me), but the memory has stuck with me ever since. I sense that it may not have dated well, and I sort of fear to see it now, but it remains one of my all-time favourites. It predates Repo Man (another all-time great) but sort of covers similar territory, sort of. It's less surreal and far more gritty, about the hard-nosed skip tracer (that's 'bailiff' to me and maybe 'repo man' to you - anyone know what they call them in Australia and NZ?) who finds he has a heart and promptly watches his whole life and cherished values go down the tube. This came out of the beginning of a period of startlingly good films produced in Canada that lasted up to the early 1990s. There's not that many undiscovered classics around - this is one of them, as are most of those other Canadian movies.

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