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Mike's Murder (1984)

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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Mark Keyloun ...
Darrell Larson ...
Pete
Brooke Alderson ...
Patty
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Robert Crosson ...
Sam
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Richard (as Daniel Shor)
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Randy
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Kid Drug Buyer
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Tough Guy #1 (as John Michael Stewart)
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Ben (as Mark High)
Ken Y. Namba ...
Sushi Chef
Ruth Winger ...
Betty's Mother
April Ferry ...
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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 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)  »

Also Known As:

El asesinato de Mike  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$234,438 (USA) (11 March 1984)

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$1,059,966 (USA)
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Trivia

This was the first project Debra Winger did after An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). After a poor reception from preview audiences, the ad campaign was changed, the soundtrack music was replaced and the film was re-edited. It was eventually released in 1984 after Winger had a hit with Terms of Endearment (1983). See more »

Goofs

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

Philip: You want to know everything? Well, believe me you don't. This was an enforcement killing. I mean they were making a statement.
Betty: What statement?
Philip: Are you the girl with the, uh, C scale out of tune?
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Big Bird
Written by Eddie Floyd (uncredited) and Booker T. Jones (uncredited)
Performed by The B-52's
Courtesy of Island Records, Ltd./Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great movie!!
6 January 2001 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most harrowing pictures I have ever seen. It is a very good and very underrated film. All of the actors do a great job in their roles and Darrell Larson gives an outstanding portrayal of a young man who inadvertently signed his own death warrant.

I only wish that this film was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, best actress and best supporting actor.!!

If you have not seen this film, be sure and check it out--nerve wracking, nail-biting, and an edge of your seat film--you don't know what to expect from minute to minute.

One of the best films of any year!!


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