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Crime Wave (1985)

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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)
Bob Cloutier ...
Mr. Brown
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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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There was often no more than three crew members on set, and sometimes only John Paizs himself. 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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Now available on DVD
7 February 2009 | by (Greenville, SC) – See all my reviews

As far as commenting on the film is concerned, I can only echo what others have already said. "Crime Wave" is brilliant and beautifully filmed. I watched the film today and I found the Kodak film used is no longer available so perhaps another film with just this look will never be possible again?

Now to the exciting news: I have just purchased (and received on 8 February 2009) copies of "Crime Wave" and "Springtime in Greenland" on DVD.

The guidelines prevent me from linking directly to the site but just use Google and look for "John Paizs" and "Crime Wave". I hope the 'availability' clause still won't prevent this comment from appearing.


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