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Weslake
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Garvey
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Dillard
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Turtle
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Boardwalk
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Ramon
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Maxine
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Jasmine (as Charlaine Woodard)
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Maria
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Lazzarelli
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Don Fernando
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Slam Dunk
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Artiste
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Mrs. O'Malley
Ed Call ...
Officer Darney (as Edward Call)
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Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner is out of town. During the elaborate planning process, Dillard falls for a Hispanic woman, the sister of a friend. Also, Boardwalk is assigned to case a local apartment, where he meets and falls for the maid. Amidst all these romantic hijinks, Weslake puts together a burglary plan, which is executed by the makeshift gang. Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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The source Italian film "Big Deal on Madonna Street" (Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)) was set in 1950s Italy whereas this remake's setting was updated to the then present day 1980s San Francisco, California, USA. See more »

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Remake of Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958) See more »

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London Town
Written by Bill Summers (uncredited), Lori Lynette Ham (uncredited) and Scott Roberts (uncredited)
Performed by Bill Summers & Summers Heat
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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How To Blow A Chiseler's Safe Safely And Not Blow Your Cover
2 September 2004 | by (West Babylon, New York) – See all my reviews

The Watergate break-in ran smoother than the operation executed in this flick. Of course, to get an inexperienced crew from all walks of street life (a family pimp, a musical hick and his vato, a hungry bum, and a chief conspirator with a fantasy-fulfilling meter maid girlfriend) to work together to get a pawn dealer's suspected lode from a locked safe and not have the police bust you is dicey if the musical hick had not built the store alarm with the skill level he had to operate nitroglycerin on a building beam as if he were lighting a Christmas tree. This is why his vato doesn't want him near his sister as well as it being his sister. It is somewhat more understandable than the family pimp falling for a maid who pursues a chance at prostitution and is dissuaded by the pimp. "Crackers" is a business sector misadventure set in a not-so-bustling city .


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