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Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a... See full summary »

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Robert Dunn ...
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Garry Goodrow ...
Tony Berrutti
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Salesgirl (as Lisa Persky)
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Waldemar Kalinowski ...
Tomachoff
Jack Leustig ...
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Eugène Lourié ...
Dr. Boudreaux (as Eugene Lourié)
Georg Olden ...
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Miguel Pinero ...
Carlito
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Man with Pipe
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Storyline

Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progresses, the police get closer to him, and the crimes escalate. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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He's the last man on earth any woman needs - but every woman wants...


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9 June 1983 (Australia)  »

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A Bout de Souffle Made in USA  »

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$19,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Michael Mann originally worked on the screenplay but left the project to make The Keep (1983). See more »

Goofs

In the newspaper article that mentioned the death of a CHiP Officer, the text of the article has absolutely nothing to do with the headline. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Lujack: I say Monica, you ever been to Mexico, honey?
Jesse Lujack: I say Monica, darlin', you coming to Mexico with me?
Jesse Lujack: Monica, you coming to Mexico with me!
Jesse Lujack: Me and Monica!
Jesse Lujack: Cos I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be!
Jesse Lujack: Mon-Monica and me!
Jesse Lujack: Me and Monica! Yeah, me and Monica go to Méjico!
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References Let's Make a Deal (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Caca De Vaca
Performed by Joe King Carrasco (as Joe 'King' Carrasco)
Pink Chance Music
Hannibal Records, Inc.
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an underrated film; Kapriskie and Grere are excellent
10 January 2003 | by (Millersville, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This is a good film which has been unfairly panned. The direction is excellent. Valerie Kapriskie does very well as Grere's love interest, and Grere himself, always willing to take an artistic risk, is superbly offbeat. The music is compelling and is used with genius, particulalry in the Santa Ana winds heat scene, where Kapriskie burns up the screen by simply slipping into a shoe. The chemistry between Kapriskie and Grere works. This should be a cult film.


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