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Slayground (1983)

R | | Crime, Drama | February 1984 (USA)
Thieves run over a child while escaping after a robbery. A deadly hitman who likes to taunt his targets is hired to track them down. Stone moves to England, but the assassin follows. Loosely based on Donald Westlake's cult crime novel.

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Marie Masters ...
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Barrett Mulligan ...
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Thieves run over a child while escaping after a robbery. A deadly hitman who likes to taunt his targets is hired to track them down. Stone moves to England, but the assassin follows. Loosely based on Donald Westlake's cult crime novel.

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Crime | Drama

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Alugado para Matar  »

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$108,128, 29 January 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$154,469
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Kelli Maroney's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Parker: This would be the last time, Terry.
Terry Abbatt: Oh Christ, how many times have I heard that? Every villain I've ever known. And how do they end up? Three in a cell in some Victorian Dungeon, or worse, lying dead in the gutter.
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References The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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Music by Ian Hunt
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27 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Starting in New York and ending in Blackpool, SLAYGROUND is an unusual crime thriller which was quite a flop when first released (it was one of the few films Thorn EMI not only distributed but produced also) and was never seen by that many people. Based on one of the "Parker" novels written by Richard Stark (POINT BLANK and PAYBACK were also based on this series), SLAYGROUND stars Peter Coyote, British comedian Mel Smith (from Smith and Jones), in a rare dramatic role, and Billie Whitelaw. If you like tough crime thrillers, track it down.


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