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Stick (1985)

R  |   |  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

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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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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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Storyline

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 financial wiz and gets set to enjoy a new life, but Chucky and Nestor, the two hoods who 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

Elmore Leonard, screenwriter and writer of the novel upon which this film is based, apparently disowned it after Universal Pictures ordered extensive re-shoots. Leonard was very critical of star/director Burt Reynolds for what Leonard perceived as Reynolds' not fighting Universal hard enough to prevent the studio from doing it. 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

Barry Braham: Be it ever so humble, there's no place like a three-and-a-half million dollar home!
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Harbor Lights
Written by Jimmy Kennedy (as J. Kennedy) and Will Grosz (as H. Williams)
Performed by Monica Lewis
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80's flick, that entertains.
24 June 2001 | by (México.) – See all my reviews

The Good Stuff:

Candice Bergen looks gorgeous. Small role by David Reynoso. The late Dar Robinson as the "Albino Hitman". The Albino Hitman falling to his death while emptying his six shooter looks real cool.

The Bad Stuff:

Charles Durning in a blond wig is really hard to take (those crazy looking eyebrows!).

The Verdict:

Typical 80's flick with lots of flashy cars, drug dealers, one colorful hitman, directed by Mr. Reynolds, that even if looking dated manages to entertain.


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