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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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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 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

Burt Reynolds's underweight, weak and thin look was because he was still suffering from the effects of an accident that occurred on the set of his previous movie City Heat (1984). His jaw was broken when he was hit in the face with a metal chair while filming a fight scene. He was restricted to a liquid diet and lost over 30 pounds by the time that movie wrapped. Apparently this accident led to Reynolds becoming addicted to painkillers. See more »

Goofs

When Mokie holds the knife to the prostitute's face, it is apparent that the "blood" came from the knife and not a cut. See more »

Quotes

Barry Braham: What's a boomerang that dosen't come back ?It's a Stick.
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References Short Eyes (1977) See more »

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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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