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8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ... See full summary »

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Chance
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Angel Maldonado
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Linda Scudder
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Hector Lopez (as Wilfredo Hernandez)
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Deputy D.A.
Jack Younger ...
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Zoaunne LeRoy ...
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Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage. During his recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, he meets a mysterious stranger who draws him back into a world of vice. In trying to help this beautiful woman, he must enter a crime-world of prostitution and drugs to solve a murder, while resisting the temptation to return to his alcohol abuse. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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25 April 1986 (USA)  »

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8 Millionen Wege zu sterben  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,305,114 (USA)
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Producer John W. Hyde is now also producing another book-to-film version of a Matt Scudder thriller. This time he is involved in bringing author Lawrence Block's "A Walk Among the Tombstones" to the big screen. Liam Neeson will be starring as Scudder. See more »

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Boom mic reflected in car window (at around 1h 12 mins). See more »

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Sarah: [to Scudder] You're just an opportunistic prick who'd fuck mud if it'd move a little and not argue too much.
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Ex-cop Jeff Bridges wants to bring down drug dealer Andy Garcia
31 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"8 Million Ways to Die" is a neo-noir that seems not to have much of an original story but yet this movie has a good many memorable scenes and performances that make it stand out and deliver the entertainment goods.

Jeff Bridges is a major Hollywood star and he shows why in this film. He is immensely believable as an alcoholic ex-cop trying to kick the habit. He keeps us interested the whole way as he investigates a murder. Andy Garcia is a worthy drug lord opponent who comes up against Bridges in a bunch of different scenes. It's always a better movie when we see these confrontations between good guy and bad guy and when they seem real. This movie has that. The next to last confrontation is a doozie, involving an extended Mexican standoff. Randy Brooks moves in and out at crucial times. There are two ladies of the night involved, Alexandra Paul (who briefly goes fully nude) and Rosanna Arquette who keeps her clothes on in this one.

I wouldn't worry about who wrote what in the script or who directed what or the trials and tribulations of getting this film in the can. I wouldn't worry too much about its rough edges, which seem to include some improvisation. Just sit back and take it for what it is, a tale that's not really complex but is still gripping and entertaining.


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