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Release Date:
9 March 1984 (USA) See more »
The mystery that led her into a world of incredible danger.
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Debra Winger ... Betty Parrish
Mark Keyloun ... Mike

Darrell Larson ... Pete
Brooke Alderson ... Patty

Paul Winfield ... Phillip
Robert Crosson ... Sam

Dan Shor ... Richard (as Daniel Shor)
William Ostrander ... Randy
Gregory Hormel ... Kid Drug Buyer

John Stewart ... Tough Guy #1 (as John Michael Stewart)
Víctor Pérez ... Tough Guy #2 (as Victor Perez)

Mark Brandon ... Ben (as Mark High)
Ken Y. Namba ... Sushi Chef
Ruth Winger ... Betty's Mother
April Ferry ... Bosslady
Randy White ... Bossman
Robert Kincaid ... Bodyguard
Kym Malin ... Beautiful Girl #1
Dawn Abraham ... Beautiful Girl #2
Freeman King ... Killer #1
Alphonse Walter ... Killer #2
James Carrington ... Jim
Rebecca Marder ... Cafe Worker
Bruce Marder ... Cafe Worker

Sarah Zinsser ... Girl in Video Tape
James Dale Ryan ... Police Technician
Robert Johnstreet ... Police Technician
Gordon Hoban ... Police Technician
Lori Butler ... Beautiful Girl #3
Javier José González ... Bus Stop Boarder (as Javier Jose Gonzalez)
Cliff Jenkins ... Bus Boarder
Aurelia Gallardo ... Pancho's Waitress

Frank Cavestani ... Charles
Craig Allen Rothwell ... Himself (as Spazz Attack)
Johnny B. Frank ... Blonde Punker
Mari-Sol García ... Blonde Punker (as Mari-Sol Garcia)
Jennifer Dixon ... Party Goer
Steve Solberg ... Party Goer
Annie Jones ... Party Goer
Michael Uhlenkot ... Party Goer

Directed by
James Bridges 
Writing credits
James Bridges (written by)

Produced by
James Bridges .... producer
Kim Kurumada .... executive producer
Jack Larson .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
Reynaldo Villalobos (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
Jeff Gourson 
Casting by
Wallis Nicita  (as Wally Nicita)
Production Design by
Peter Jamison 
Art Direction by
Hub Braden 
Set Decoration by
R. Chris Westlund  (as Chris Westlund)
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
Makeup Department
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist (as Linda Gurasich)
Mark Reedall .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kim Kurumada .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marty P. Ewing .... second assistant director (as Marty Ewing)
Victoria E. Rhodes .... dga trainee (as Vicki Rhodes)
Albert M. Shapiro .... first assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)
James Dillon .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Robert Bonino .... construction foreman
Bill Gay .... leadman
Jerry Moss .... propmaster
Ken Peterson .... assistant propman
Ray Villalobos Sr. .... paint supervisor
Robert Krume .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound recording mixer
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor (as Lon E. Bender)
Robert Bradshaw .... sound editor
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Norval D. Crutcher .... supervising sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor (as Gordon Ecker Jr.)
Juno J. Ellis .... adr assistant (as Juno Juliet Ellis)
Stan Gilbert .... post-production dialogue
Robert W. Harris .... cable operator (as Bob Harris)
Denise Horta .... sound editor
Lawrence Jordan .... assistant sound editor (as Larry Fallick)
Randy Kelley .... sound editor
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr assistant (as Nick Korda)
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald Ortiz .... assistant sound editor
Larry Singer .... post-production dialogue
Leonard Wolf Jr. .... assistant sound editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bruce Mattox .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
James R. Bagdonas .... assistant camera (as James Bagdonas)
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip (as Don Hartley)
Robert Jason .... best boy
Gene Kearney .... key grip
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (as Ross Maehl)
Charles Minsky .... camera operator (as Chuck Minsky)
Bob Munoz .... best boy (as Robert Munoz)
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Mario Zavala .... assistant camera
Richard Clark .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Michael J. Schwartz .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
April Ferry .... costume supervisor
Mort Schwartz .... wardrobe: men
Jennifer Stone .... wardrobe: women
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Rick Fields .... assistant editor (as Ric Fields)
Aubrey Head .... color timer
Kimberly Ray .... assistant editor
David Williams .... apprentice editor
Location Management
Kelliann Ladd .... location assistant
Douglas E. Stoll .... location manager
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Joe Jackson .... composer: additional music
Cliff Kohlweck .... music editor
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John LaSalandra)
Brad Leigh .... music mixer
Becky Mancuso-Winding .... music supervisor (as Becky Shargo)
Dan Wallin .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Charles Enzen .... transportation captain
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jerry Beigel .... unit publicist
Ron Eisenman .... first aid person
Jan Garner .... assistant auditor
Debbie Getlin .... assistant: Mr. Bridges
Vince Heileson .... auditor
Tony Kerum .... caterer
Penny McCarthy .... production coordinator
Ramon Pahoyo .... craft service
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Bill Valdez .... location police
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Also Known As:
109 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
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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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Great movie!!, 6 January 2001
Author: SkippyDevereaux from Parkersburg, West Virginia

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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