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Cast

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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
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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 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. See more »


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26 April 1985 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Source novelist and screen-writer Elmore Leonard said of this film: "It's very very theatrical. I do everything in my power to make my writing not look like writing, and when it appears on screen you see these actors acting all over the place." See more »

Goofs

Mokie's revolver has no bullets when he shoots Cornell and when he holds it on Stick. See more »

Quotes

Ernest 'Stick' Stickley: I need to borrow the Rolls.
Barry Braham: Hey, you kill that Snow White son-of-a-bitch, you can have the Rolls!
Ernest 'Stick' Stickley: I might take you up on that.
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References The Flintstones (1960) 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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Whadya lookin' at, Mookie?
13 September 2004 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

I agree with Chuck O'Leary from Pittsburg. I loved this movie. In fact, in the mid-80's it was one of the first VHS tape productions that made my sorry old Samsung (1973) look good! I ran the sound in "hi-fi stereo" through my stereo rig and this was my first home theater (don't laugh!). Anyway, the story is good and if you like Burt, well, you have to see the movie. Unfortunately, no DVD out yet, nor any great demand. But, hey, if Green Ice can be released on DVD, can Stick be far behind?

Things to look for on the (eventual) DVD . . . the many fine Florida sunsets. There's lots of "perfect lighting" in this movie, with both exterior and interior shots. The bad guys are sufficiently deserving of your verbal lashing. Finally the soundtrack is very mood inducing but not ornate. Think Miami Vice meets Live or Die in LA. I'd give the movie as a whole, 7 out of 10 stars, especially considering its age.

Oh one last thing, very important. Hit the mute button when Candice Bergman starts to sing. Life's too short. . . .


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