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A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The ... See full summary »

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Eva Kovacs ...
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John Paizs ...
Steven Penny
Darrell Baran ...
Ronnie Boyles
Jeffrey Owen Madden ...
Skip Holliday
Tea Andrea Tanner ...
Dawn Holliday (as Terri Lampert)
Mark Yuill ...
Stanley Falco
Neil Lawrie ...
Dr. C. Jolly (as Neal Lawrie)
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Young Dad
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A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The daughter of his landlord, excited to have a real "movie person" living nearby, tries to help by putting him in touch with a man who wants to collaborate on a script--the strange "Dr. Jolly". Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The film was released on video under the title "The Big Crimewave" to avoid confusion with the Sam Raimi film Crimewave (1985). See more »

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Kim: Next, Steven showed me a tape-recording of a speeding car that lost control and smashed a camera he borrowed from the National Film Board of Canada. He lost $2000, and when his movie came out almost nobody liked it.
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References Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955) See more »

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Seek this film out!
22 April 1999 | by (Arlington Heights, IL) – See all my reviews

I don't want to spoil anything in this fantastic movie, so I'll just say: SEEK IT OUT. The CBC runs it every now and again, which is where I saw it. If you are a fan of David Lynch, John Waters, or just bizarre filmmaking in general, you will *love* this flick. It is often uproarious and occasionally poignant. One of my all-time favorites. Viva Steven Penny!


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