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Director:
Writers:
Ethan Coen (written by) &
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Release Date:
25 April 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Extermination is not just a business. It's a way of life.
Plot:
A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Louise Lasser ... Helene Trend

Paul L. Smith ... Faron Crush

Brion James ... Arthur Coddish

Sheree J. Wilson ... Nancy

Edward R. Pressman ... Ernest Trend

Bruce Campbell ... Renaldo 'The Heel'

Reed Birney ... Vic Ajax
Richard Bright ... Officer Brennan

Antonio Fargas ... Blind Man
Hamid Dana ... Donald Odegard
John Hardy ... Mr. Yarman
Emil Sitka ... Colonel Rodgers
Hal Youngblood ... Jack Elroy
Sean Farley ... Jack Elroy Jr
Richard DeManincor ... Officer Garvey
Carrie Hall ... Cheap Dish (as Carrie Hall-Schalter)
Wiley Harker ... Governor
Julius Harris ... Hardened Convict
Ralph Drischell ... Executioner
Robert Symonds ... Guard #1

Patrick Stack ... Guard #2
Philip A. Gillis ... Priest
Bridget Hoffman ... Nun
Ann Marie Gillis ... Nun

Frances McDormand ... Nun
Carol Brinn ... Old Woman
Matthew Taylor ... Muscleman
Perry Mallette ... Grizzled Veteran
Chuck Gaidica ... Weatherman
Jimmie Launce ... Announcer
Joseph French ... Bandleader

Ted Raimi ... Waiter
Dennis Chaitlin ... Fat Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ethan Coen ... Reporter at execution (uncredited)

Joel Coen ... Reporter At Execution (uncredited)

Julie Harris ... (uncredited)
Dan Nelson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Robert G. Tapert ... Bar patron in Rialto (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sam Raimi 
 
Writing credits
Ethan Coen (written by) &
Joel Coen (written by) &
Sam Raimi (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Campbell .... co-producer
Cary Glieberman .... associate producer
Edward R. Pressman .... executive producer
Irvin Shapiro .... executive producer
Robert G. Tapert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Arlon Ober 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Primes 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kelly 
Kathie Weaver 
Kaye Davis (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Barbara Claman 
 
Art Direction by
Gary Papierski 
 
Makeup Department
Deborah K. Larsen .... makeup artist (as Deborah Larsen)
Carol Jacob Ligori .... hair stylist
Mary Lee Nelson .... hair stylist
Roger White .... special makeup effects
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Cameron .... second assistant director
Claudia Sills .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
William Allen .... props
Randy Grieser .... painter
Kurt Rauf .... props
Kim Thrasher .... set dresser (as Kimberly Thrasher)
 
Sound Department
Barbara J. Boguski .... adr editor
Duane Hartzell .... dialogue editor
Burr Huntington .... sound mixer
Dick Le Grand .... sound effects editor
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don McDougall)
Glenn Richter .... boom operator
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound effects editor
David Lewis Yewdall .... sound designer
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects (as Marty Bresin)
William D. Harrison .... assistant special effects
Joe Knott .... special effects driver
 
Visual Effects by
Leon Stankevich .... optical line-up
 
Stunts
Rick Barker .... stunt coordinator
Brian R. Carson .... stunts (as Brian Carson)
Eddie Hice .... stunts (as Eddy Hice)
Rick Seamen .... stunt rigger
Dianne L. Wilson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Donnie Allen .... gaffer
Tom Campau .... camera operator: second unit
Jim Coe .... still photographer
Robert Floyd .... best boy electric (as Bobby Floyd)
Ann Lukacs .... first assistant camera
Tim O'Dea .... key grip
Robert Rycroft .... second assistant camera
Eugene D. Shlugleit .... additional photographer (as Eugene Shulgleit)
Tom Stackpoole .... assistant camera: second unit
Bill Strachan .... electrician
Mark Strachan .... dolly grip (as Marc Strachan)
 
Casting Department
Linda LoDuca .... dance casting
Scott Spiegel .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Haefner .... wardrobe
Marianne Penzer-Slick .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Craig Boyajian .... assistant film editor
Lou Kleinman .... additional editor (as Louis Kleinman)
Ted Raimi .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Fred Aronow .... music editor
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Joseph LoDuca .... music consultant
Bobby Muzingo .... assistant to composer
Arlon Ober .... orchestrator
Paul Ratajczak .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Harry Akers .... driver: camera car
Paul Anderson .... driver
Tony Bressi .... transportation captain
Guy Burdziak .... driver
David Goodman .... transportation coordinator
Karla Kurz .... driver
Doug Smith .... driver: camera car
Jim Sprayberry .... driver: honeywagon
Pete Sykes .... driver: camera car
 
Other crew
Chris Boluk .... production assistant
Candice Dana .... craft service
Steve Frankel .... mechanic
Jane Goe .... location auditor
Adam Gottlieb .... nurse and ambulance service
Mark Hiller .... mechanic
Burt Kimzey .... production assistant
Susan Labatt .... choreographer
Doug MacGeorge .... location manager
Sandy Makino .... production office secretary
Theresa Makino .... production office secretary
Susan McCloughlin .... production assistant
Chris 'Goat' McLean .... production assistant
Corinne Saaranen-Welch .... script supervisor (as Corinne Saaranen)
William Schmidt .... production assistant
Shalini Waran .... production coordinator
Pat Whitcraft .... mechanic
James R. Powell .... projectionist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
83 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the filming, Bruce Campbell had Sam Raimi's 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 gutted and substituted it for the "stunt car" in the chase sequence, but Raimi noticed before the scene was filmed and had the car restored.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Vic is on the stairs reading his 'how to' book, his ladder is folded up and leaning on the wall behind him; before Renaldo shows up, it is open and standing away from the wall, and then it is gone after Renaldo leaves.See more »
Quotes:
Renaldo the Heel:Hey baby, why don't ya come on over to my pad. We'll have a scotch and sofa.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Un Chien Andalou (1929)See more »
Soundtrack:
We Go TogetherSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
This film changed my life when I saw it, 31 December 2005
Author: clarefrantz from United Kingdom

I watched this film in the early 90's. I had chosen to view it as I had seen Evil Dead and was interested to see some other Raimi work. This film blew me away with its unique style, nod to film noir, use of black and white imaging and suspenseful score.

The story is an easy surmise, with great one-liners, and efficiently executed by a kooky cast list. The scene that really stuck in my mind is where the two rat catchers are stalking the female through a corridor full of doors - awesome. Please check out this film!!

This film was my gateway to discovering some amazing films.It inspired me to rediscover Hitchcock and to follow the work of the Coen Bros, and Raimi himself.

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