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Stick (1985)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  26 April 1985 (USA)
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Ernest (Stick) Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour. Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stick
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Kyle
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Chucky
José Pérez ...
Rainy (as Jose Perez)
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Cornell
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Nestor
Dar Robinson ...
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Firestone
David Reynoso ...
Luis
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Katie
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Bobbi
Don Moyer ...
Lionel (as Don L. Moyer)
Joey Pouliot ...
Tourist at Bar
Phanie Napoli ...
Louisa Rosa
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Ernest (Stick) Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour. Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, but trouble follows him throughout as he tries to collect a debt and make up for lost time with his daughter. Stick also finds a new flame with a lady financial wizard (Kyle) and gets set to enjoy a new life, but Chucky and Nestor, the two hoods that owe him the debt, have other plans for Stick. Written by Nick <nickcage@mindspring.com>

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It's his last chance. And he's going to fight for it.


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26 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jugar duro  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This movie was originally set for release in August 1984 but Universal Pictures demanded that director Burt Reynolds shoot additional action scenes--at a further cost of $3 million--and cut down the film's humor to make it more commercially viable. See more »

Goofs

During the meeting with Mokie and the drug dealers early in the movie, the position of the puddles changes. See more »

Quotes

Katie: Haven't you ever heard of cholesterol?
Ernest 'Stick' Stickley: Yeah, it's the stuff they put in red meat that makes it taste good.
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Referenced in Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Think I'm Ready for You
Written by Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff), Milton Brown (as M. Brown), Burt Reynolds (as B. Reynolds) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Performed by Anne Murray
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Burt Reynolds returns as Stick!
15 December 2001 | by (Northeastern US) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name, but for those looking for the novel while waiting for the movie to reappear on television or on order from Amazon, don't bother, unless you're a fan of Elmore Leonard's work. While Mr. Leonard should be given more than due credit for his adaptation to movie, the real work was done by Mr. Reynolds, who plays the character true to form.

I have to admit that one reason I love this film is because of its leading lady. Ms. Bergen seems to be able to play her own character in this film, rather than playing off Burt's character. Two of the best scenes are the one where she sums up the movie producer's porposal as fraud, and of course the intimate scene in her bedroom with Burt's character.

I am old enough to remember when this movie came out in the theaters. One review in a popular men's magazine at the time panned the movie, largely faulting Burt's performance (as I interpreted the review). Having been a fan of Mr. Reynolds films for many years, I was glad to see that he didn't seem to take such reviews to heart at the time, and continues to entertain us, even today.


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