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Against All Odds -- A dangerous love triangle develops when a shady nightclub owner hires an ex-football player to findhis runaway girlfriend.
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Against All Odds -- A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.

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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Mainwaring (1947 screenplays)
Eric Hughes
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Release Date:
2 March 1984 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than their lives. See more »
Plot:
A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Excellent 80s B-Movie See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rachel Ward ... Jessie Wyler

Jeff Bridges ... Terry Brogan

James Woods ... Jake Wise

Alex Karras ... Hank Sully

Jane Greer ... Mrs. Wyler

Richard Widmark ... Ben Caxton

Dorian Harewood ... Tommy

Swoosie Kurtz ... Edie

Saul Rubinek ... Steve Kirsch
Pat Corley ... Ed Phillips

Bill McKinney ... Head Coach
Allen Williams ... Bob Soames

Sam Scarber ... Assistant Coach
Jon St. Elwood ... Ahmad Cooper
Tamara Stafford ... Kirsch's Girlfriend

Jonathan Terry ... Ryskind

Paul Valentine ... Councilman Weinberg
Ted White ... Security Guard with Dog
Stone Bower ... Security Guard

Mel Scott-Thomas ... Quarterback
Barnetta McCarthy ... Receptionist #1
Ginger LaBrie ... Receptionist #2
David Dayan ... Car Valet
Tom Kelly ... Football Announcer

Kid Creole ... Kid Creole (as August Darnell)
Adriana Kaegi ... Coconut
Cheryl Poirier ... Coconut
Taryn Hagey ... Coconut
Tundra the Wonder Dog ... Jessie's Dog - Sam (as Tundra)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alan Bendich ... Bartender (uncredited)

Coati Mundi ... Kid Creole's Band (uncredited)
Peter Schott ... Pianist (uncredited)

Directed by
Taylor Hackford 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Hughes 
Daniel Mainwaring  1947 screenplay

Produced by
Jerry Bick .... executive producer
Bill Borden .... associate producer
William S. Gilmore .... producer
Taylor Hackford .... producer
Gene Rudolf .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Carlton 
Michel Colombier 
 
Cinematography by
Donald E. Thorin 
 
Film Editing by
Fredric Steinkamp 
William Steinkamp 
 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
 
Production Design by
Richard Lawrence 
 
Set Decoration by
Garrett Lewis 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Kaplan 
 
Makeup Department
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup consultant
Marina Pedraza .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jim Cranston .... production manager
Tom Joyner .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William M. Elvin .... second assistant director
Stephen J. Fisher .... first assistant director: second unit
Thomas J. Mack .... first assistant director
Nilo Otero .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Chris Butler .... lead man
Emily Ferry .... property master
Howard Hester .... construction coordinator
Gregory Pickrell .... set designer
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Bullock .... sound editor
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
John Keating .... sound transfer
Tom C. McCarthy .... sound editor
Richard Oswald .... adr editor
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
Don S. Walden .... sound editor
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joseph P. Mercurio .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunt driver (as Jophery Brown)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt driver (as Bill Burton)
David Burton .... stunt driver
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunt double: Sully
Bud Davis .... stunt driver
Bud Davis .... stunts
Gary Davis .... stunt coordinator
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt driver
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver: Ferrari
Charlie Picerni .... stunt driver (as Charles Picerni)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt driver (as Ronnie Rondell)
Dennis Scott .... stunt driver
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt driver (as Glenn Wilder)
Dick Ziker .... stunt driver
Loyd Catlett .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James F. Boyle .... gaffer
John Earl Burnett .... second assistant camera: additional photography (as John Burnett)
Pat Campea Jr. .... key grip: second unit
Earl L. Clark .... camera operator
Craig Denault .... camera operator
Frank P. Flynn .... photographer: second unit
Daniel C. Gold .... second assistant camera
Rob Hahn .... first assistant camera
Daniel R. Jordan .... key grip
Nick Kurges .... second grip
Dan Lerner .... Steadicam operator
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Edward R. Nedin .... best boy (as Ed Nedin)
Jeffrey W. Petersen .... electrician
Harry Rez .... key grip: second unit
James M. Sheppherd .... dolly grip (as Jim Sheppherd)
Ronald Vidor .... Steadicam operator
Fred Waugh .... camera operator: second unit (as Fred M. Waugh)
Monty Woodard .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Starr Dresner .... key costume supervisor
James Lapidus .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Don Brochu .... assistant editor
Sheri Eisenberg .... digital mastering colorist
Rick Meyer .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Richard Davis Jr. .... location manager
 
Music Department
Curt Sobel .... supervising music editor
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver
Jim Kirby .... driver: camera car, second unit (as James Kirby)
David Marder .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Ron Lambert .... supervising lab timer
Jerri Lauridsen .... assistant: Mr Hackford
David R. Lawson .... unit medic
Gail Martin-Sheridan .... production accountant
Booker McClay .... publicist
Dan Perri .... title designer
June Samson .... script supervisor
Jill Vandermeer .... production office coordinator
 

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Runtime:
128 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 (1984) | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (theatrical rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R (Certificate #27136) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
The spectacular Mecivan locations in Yucatan and Quintano Roo in Mexico included the colorful resort island of Cozumel; a fishing village on the picturesque island of Isla Mujures off the coast of Cancun; Tulum, the Mayan-Toltec ruins overlooking the Caribbean; and the famous ruins of Chichen Itza in the jungles of Yucatan. This movie was the first time that permission had ever been granted by the Mexican Government to use these sacred ruins for a theatrical motion picture.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: A dog could never ride untethered in any seat, especially a front bucket seat, of a car racing through traffic and steering and accelerating and braking as violently as happened in Jake Wise's (James Woods') car in the racing scene, without being violently thrown around inside the car, hurt, and/or thrown from the car..See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Terry Brogan:Señor! Have you, uh, seen this woman?
Taxi driver:Oh - no, sir.
Terry Brogan:Gracias.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Demon Queen (1987) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
MAKING A BIG MISTAKESee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Excellent 80s B-Movie, 13 June 2011
Author: krisrox from Netherlands

I expected a cringefest, but actually ended up liking this movie a lot. Befitting its era, it has a sleazy "Miami Vice" atmosphere, complete with Porsches, Ferraris, casual jackets, big hair and a great soundtrack including a live show by the one and only Kid Creole. But there's more. Nice location shoots in Mexico - Cozumel, Tulum and Chichen Itza. Jeff Bridges and James Woods, who play fairly complex characters well. A dark script that delivers some good moments, especially during the final 30 minutes.

Yes, it's a B-movie, and at times it feels like a protracted episode of Knight Rider, the A-Team or the aforementioned Miami Vice. But is that a bad thing?

If you're looking for a real 80s experience, find "Against All Odds" on VHS, pop it in your VCR and soak it in.

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