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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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Lisa Sloan ...
Linda Scudder
Christa Denton ...
Laurie Scudder
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Quintero
Wilfredo Hernández ...
Hector Lopez (as Wilfredo Hernandez)
Luisa Leschin ...
Hector's Wife
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Henry O. Arnold ...
Homicide Detective (as Chip Arnold)
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Deputy D.A.
Jack Younger ...
Drunk
Zoaunne LeRoy ...
Nurse
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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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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$609,955, 27 April 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,305,114
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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 »

Goofs

During the showdown a cop guns down two criminals in the van, but the windshield piercing explosives malfunction and fail to detonate anywhere near in sync with the shot handgun. See more »

Quotes

Angel Moldonado: Guy had no predecessors and no successors. He was the best.
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Soundtracks

Cachumbambe
Written and Performed by Miguel Cruz
From the album, "Musico Poeta y Loco" by Miguel Cruz and Skins (1982)
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Tragically, this dud was a great director's final film
27 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Sadly, this was Hal Ashby's final bow as a director.

The man who gave us "The Last Detail", "Coming Home" and "Being There" seemingly threw together this agonizing-to-sit-through hodgepodge of alcoholics, drug addicts and hookers that seems to work only as mind-numbing montage of film noir cliches. What makes it even more painful is that it's both very loud and very dull, and nothing makes any sense until the film reaches a conclusion so inevitable, you wish they would've gotten to it about 75 minutes sooner.


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