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Robert Dunn ...
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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 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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13 May 1983 (USA)  »

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Sin aliento  »

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$19,900,000 (USA)
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Although the UK cinema version was uncut, the 1986 video release suffered 24 seconds of detailed edits to the scenes where Jesse breaks into and hot-wires a car, plus his breaking into Monica's flat using the lock pick. The cuts were fully restored in 2001 and the certificate downgraded to a "15". See more »

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When Jesse interrupts Monica's exam, he spills blue ink on the professor's pants. In the next scene, the stain has a different pattern. 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 »

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No Me Hagas Sufrir
Performed by Ismael Quintana / Eddie Palmieri
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Barbaro Records
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Excellent Film with a Great Soundtrack
18 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I have never seen a film with so many terrific songs used to such great effect. American critics stupidly trashed this movie when it first came out, saying it desecrated the memory of the French original. Several French critics disagreed and named this remake one of the top ten films of the year.

9/10


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