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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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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

Fourth theatrical movie directed by Burt Reynolds. 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

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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Harbor Lights
Written by Jimmy Kennedy (as J. Kennedy) and Will Grosz (as H. Williams)
Performed by Monica Lewis
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Elmore Leonard is a superb storyteller
12 July 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I know that many people have mixed feelings about this story. Once I saw a comedian on the cable comedy channel using 'stick' to slam in his act, of the worst Burt Reynolds movies ever. But I contend, even so with Burt at the helm of this 'ship', that the story was told by a master at story creating and telling. He (Leonard) has not liked almost all the adaptations to the screen from his books with the exception of 'Get Shorty' which, well...how do you beat that one??? At any rate, the story I liked, there was enough to keep me 'into it'. Even though I like a lot of different movies, I don't like every movie I see.

This was a right-cut for Burt Reynolds I thought. He pulled the character off, in the manner in which he does, in 'waves'. He's had mono-tone performances and out and out wild ones too.

Whatever the critics think or say, there was a great cast and the location was perfect as well. I can live with this Burt-directed story from 1985, heck why not, it was the eighties.


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