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February 1984 (USA) See more »
Welcome To Your Funeral!
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Peter Coyote ... Stone

Mel Smith ... Terry Abbatt

Billie Whitelaw ... Madge
Philip Sayer ... Costello
Bill Luhrs ... Joe Sheer
Marie Masters ... Joni

Clarence Felder ... Orxel

Ned Eisenberg ... Lonzini

David Hayward ... Laufman
Michael Ryan ... Danard
Barrett Mulligan ... Lucy

Kelli Maroney ... Jolene
Margareta Arvidssen ... Grete
Rosemary Martin ... Dr. King
Malcolm Terris ... Venner
Jon Morrison ... Webb
Cassie Stuart ... Fran
Debby Bishop ... Beth
Stephen Yardley ... Turner

P.H. Moriarty ... Seeley
Trevor Byfield ... Sams (as Ziggy Byfield)
Erick Ray Evans ... Malpas
Bill Dean ... Compére
Ozzie Yue ... Waiter

Tony Devon ... Joey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Ryan (as Michael M. Ryan)

Directed by
Terry Bedford 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Trevor Preston  writer
Donald E. Westlake  novel (as Richard Stark)

Produced by
John Dark .... producer
Gower Frost .... producer
Bob Mercer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Colin Towns 
Cinematography by
Stephen Smith 
Herb Wagreich (cinematographer: USA)
Film Editing by
Nicolas Gaster 
Production Design by
Keith Wilson 
Art Direction by
Dennis Bosher 
Edward Pisoni 
Set Decoration by
Simon Wakefield 
Frederic C. Weiler 
Costume Design by
Joseph G. Aulisi 
Makeup Department
George Frost .... makeup artist
Chris Taylor .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ron Fry .... production supervisor
Robert V. Girolami .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Bronchtein .... assistant director: USA
Steve Lanning .... assistant director: UK
Sound Department
Peter Best .... dubbing editor
David John .... sound recordist
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Al Griswold .... special effects
John Morris .... special effects
John Richardson .... special effects
Bill Traynor .... special effects foreman
Vic Armstrong .... stunt arranger: British crew
Victor Magnotta .... stunt arranger: USA crew
Jason White .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Holly Bower .... still photographer
David Garfath .... camera operator
Martin Kenzie .... second assistant camera: second unit
John Tythe .... gaffer
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Esta Charkham .... casting: UK
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Vachon .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Adrian Trent .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Robert Fennell .... location manager
Amy Sayres .... location manager
Music Department
Colin Towns .... orchestrator
Other crew
Ron Allday .... production accountant
Jack Brubach .... production accountant
Penny Eyles .... continuity
James W. Skotchdopole .... production assistant
Catherine O'Brien .... unit publicist (uncredited)

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89 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Kelli Maroney's film debut.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
References Point Blank (1967)See more »
Out Of LimitsSee more »


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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Underrated, 27 March 1999
Author: anonymous from Kerry, Ireland

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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