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Stick (1985)

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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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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The mob took his money. Killed his best friend. Then set him up as a fall guy. They're playing a deadly game. And he's not about to be the loser." See more »


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26 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Jugando con fuego  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,358,299, 28 April 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,489,518
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The nick-name of Ernest Stickley (Burt Reynolds) was "Stick". See more »

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After stick flees from the botched money drop in the van, Nestor is handed Stick's bag with his daughters picture. The bag would have been in the burning van. The pursuing thugs never reached the van before they fled from the fire. See more »

Quotes

Barry Braham: What's a boomerang that dosen't come back ?It's a Stick.
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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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Fairly routine Burt Reynolds action film ................
22 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

"Stick' is a fairly routine Burt Reynolds action film. I was never convinced that Reynolds motivation, revenging the death of his drug runner friend, felt warranted. The villains are highlighted by a brutal albino, and Charles Durning wearing a ridiculous wig. Cartoon like violence detracts, and were it not for some welcome humor associated with George Segal's flamboyant character, the movie would be totally forgettable. Candice Bergen as Reynolds love interest is cold as ice, and never convincing in her role as a financial adviser to Segal. The choppy editing and lack of any suspense further detracts. I would say that "Stick" is watchable but has little to recommend it. - MERK


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