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Mike's Murder (1984)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  9 March 1984 (USA)
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Betty has a crush on her tennis coach Mike. He keeps on promising to call, but never does - she doesn't know that he's a little dealer. After a failed deal in someone else's district he has... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Betty Parrish
Mark Keyloun ...
Mike
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Pete
Brooke Alderson ...
Patty
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Phillip
Robert Crosson ...
Sam
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Richard (as Daniel Shor)
William Ostrander ...
Randy
Gregory Hormel ...
Kid Drug Buyer
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Tough Guy #1 (as John Michael Stewart)
Víctor Pérez ...
Tough Guy #2 (as Victor Perez)
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Ben (as Mark High)
Ken Y. Namba ...
Sushi Chef
Ruth Winger ...
Betty's Mother
April Ferry ...
Bosslady
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Storyline

Betty has a crush on her tennis coach Mike. He keeps on promising to call, but never does - she doesn't know that he's a little dealer. After a failed deal in someone else's district he has to disappear for three months. He contacts Betty again, but she waits in vain - he's killed before they meet. Now she tries to find out what happened, asks around among his friends. This leads her right into the drug scenery. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The mystery that led her into a world of incredible danger.


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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

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El asesinato de Mike  »

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Trivia

While the film's test screening tested really poorly, Joe Jackson's score was ultimately replaced by John Barry before its new release date in 1984. However in a very strange occurrence, Joe Jackson's rejected score and the songs he wrote and were left in the final film, was released by A&M Records around 1983. This would mark a very rare occurrence in that film that was delayed without a release date would have a soundtrack released beforehand, let alone a rejected score. See more »

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Mike's cigarette changing of position in between shots during the car scene. First the cigarette is unlit in his mouth but during close-ups on his face the cigarette disappears, and when the camera changes to another position he's holding a half lit cigarette. See more »

Quotes

[Betty is on the phone with Mike]
Mike: So you don't feel like coming up and swimming with me?
Betty: How about tomorrow night?
Mike: You know I can't plan that far in advance.
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Performed by Adam's/Sherman's Alias
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Good Mystery
12 November 1999 | by (Noth Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Last night, Debra Winger spoke about this film at UCLA. The campus theatre that shows films to the general public was renamed the James Bridges Theatre in honor of the writer and director of Mike's Murder. Debra said that Bridges was an actor's director. The scene in the film where Debra's character checks her phone messages and we hear a voice say it's mom-that was Debra's real life mother Ruth-Debra didn't know she would hear that voice until the moment the scene was shot!

That example really highlights the strength of the film, the acting. All of the performances are first-rate. I was touched by Debra's quiet strength in the face of some sad and even bizarre discoveries by her character about her dead lover. A very underrated film!


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