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8 Million Ways to Die
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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence Block (book)
Oliver Stone (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 April 1986 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Death comes to all except those who deserve it most See more »
Plot:
Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Lost Movie of the 80's See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Bridges ... Scudder

Rosanna Arquette ... Sarah

Alexandra Paul ... Sunny

Randy Brooks ... Chance

Andy Garcia ... Angel Maldonado
Lisa Sloan ... Linda Scudder
Christa Denton ... Laurie Scudder

Vance Valencia ... Quintero
Wilfredo Hernández ... Hector Lopez (as Wilfredo Hernandez)
Luisa Leschin ... Hector's Wife

Vyto Ruginis ... Durkin
Henry O. Arnold ... Homicide Detective (as Chip Arnold)

James Avery ... Deputy D.A.
Jack Younger ... Drunk
Zoaunne LeRoy ... Nurse
Abigail Shelton ... AA Member
Don Edmonds ... Elderly Man
Phil Peters ... Rugged Man
Elva García ... Daughter (as Elva Garcia)
Michael Galindo ... Son #2
Pete Galindo ... Son #1
Miriam E. Schubach ... AA Speaker #1
Lois Gerace ... AA Speaker #2

Jay Ingram ... AA Member
Sue Rihr ... Young Woman
Gene Ross ... Slim

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Nose Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
William Marquez ... Tio
Fred Asparagus ... Mundo
Robb Madrid ... Victor Padillo
Raegan Newman ... Girl
Richard A. Michels ... Player
Arie Gedis ... Gambler

Rosalind Allen ... Tote Lady (as Rosalind Ingledew)
Arthur Ervin ... Waiter
Frank Dent ... Boot Salesman
Henry Lewis ... PO' Boy's Market Manager
Roberto A. Jimenez ... Jamie Rodriguez (as Roberto Jimenez)

Victor Rivers ... Angel Heavy #3
Danny De La Paz ... Angel Heavy #4
Oliver 'Ollie' Farley ... Ollie
Gilbert O. Parra ... Gil

Loyd Catlett ... Buster
Art Fransen ... Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Goldstein ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Anne Lockhart ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Robert Madrid ... Juan (uncredited)

Directed by
Hal Ashby 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence Block (book)

Oliver Stone (screenplay) &
R. Lance Hill (screenplay) (as David Lee Henry)

Robert Towne  uncredited

Produced by
Mark Damon .... executive producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Charles Mulvehill .... co-producer
Stephen J. Roth .... producer (as Steve Roth)
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Lawrence 
Stuart H. Pappé  (as Stuart Pappé)
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Michael D. Haller  (as Michael Haller)
 
Art Direction by
Mark W. Mansbridge 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Krieger 
John T. Walker  (as John Thomas Walker)
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Gresham 
 
Makeup Department
Pete Altobelli .... makeup artist: Jeff Bridges
Nadia .... makeup artist
Kaye Pownall .... hair stylist
Rick Stratton .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Hal Harrison .... post-production supervisor
Charles Mulvehill .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Engelman .... second assistant director
Nancy King .... second second assistant director
W. Thomas Snyder .... key second assistant director: reshoots
L. Andrew Stone .... first assistant director (as Andy Stone)
 
Art Department
Steve Alexander .... construction foreman
Larry Clark Bird .... property master (as Larry Bird)
Curt Jackson .... paint foreman
Don Kaeding .... set dresser
Bob Lawless .... stand-by painter
Frederick Lietzman .... prop maker
Gordon Meloeny .... lead man (as Gordon T. Meloeny)
Butch West .... construction foreman
Ken Zimmerman .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Anna Boorstin .... sound editor
Jean Caperonis .... sound editorial assistant
William C. Carruth .... adr editor
Don Coufal .... production sound
Samuel C. Crutcher .... supervising sound editor
Bruce Fortune .... sound editor
Gaspar .... sound editorial assistant
Walter A. Gest .... sound recordist
John Keating .... sound transfer
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... re-recording mixer
Steve Richardson .... sound editor
Norman B. Schwartz .... post-production dialogue (as Norman Schwartz)
James Simcik .... adr assistant
Karen I. Stern .... adr editor (as Karen Stern)
Beth Sterner .... supervising foley editor
Jim Stuebe .... production sound
Elliot Tyson .... re-recording mixer
Tim Webb .... sound recordist
Jeff Wexler .... production sound
Butch Wolf .... sound editor
Gary Wright .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects coordinator (as Phil Corey)
Thomas R. Ward .... special effects foreman (as Tom Ward)
John Hughes .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts (as Christine Baur)
Michael Cassidy .... stunts (as Mike Cassidy)
Gary Davis .... stunts
John Escobar .... stunt driver
Cindy Folkerson .... stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts
Victor Paul .... stunts
Mario Roberts .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (as Tom Rosales)
Scott L. Treger .... surf stunts
Jon Parker Ward .... stunts (as Parker Ward)
Loyd Catlett .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
James Winburn .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer
Dustin Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Emmett Brown .... key grip (as Emmett A. Brown)
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera
Elliot Davis .... camera operator
Bob Fillis .... best boy electric (as Robert Fillis)
Bill Fleming .... key grip (as William Fleming)
Robert E. Gaynor .... dolly grip (as Robert Gaynor)
Tim Griffith .... chief lighting technician
Michael J. Hogan .... video assist operator
Dennis M. Kuneff .... best boy grip (as Dennis Kuneff)
Louis Mahler .... video technician
Stan McClain .... camera operator: aerial unit, opening titles
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell .... costumer: women
Roberta Newman .... assistant costumer
G. Tony Scarano .... costumer: men (as Tony Scarano)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (as Donah J. Basset)
Vicki Hiatt .... assistant film editor
Stephen Mark .... assistant film editor
Paula Pappé .... assistant film editor
Richard Ritchie .... color timer (as Dick Ritchie)
Ed Stabile .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Richard Davis Jr. .... location manager (as Richard Davis)
Spencer Quinn .... location manager
 
Music Department
James Newton Howard .... musician
Michael Mason .... music engineer
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Walt Freitas .... transportation coordinator
William Charles Hauer .... transportation captain (as William C. Hauer)
Wayne Nelson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Alicia Alexander .... production assistant
Warren Glen Chidester .... production assistant (as Warren Chidester)
Charles Conley .... craft service
Marc Deschaine .... production assistant
Eric Haller .... production assistant
Beat Hellstern .... production assistant
Michael J. Hogan .... assistant video technician (as Michael Hogan)
Larry Hollister .... first aid
Carol Shapiro Janson .... unit publicist
David R. Lawson .... first aid (as David Lawson)
Steven McAfee .... production secretary
Ingrid C. Michaels .... production coordinator
Stuart H. Pappé .... title background designer (as Stuart Pappé)
Gilbert O. Parra .... technical advisor (as Sgt. Gilbert O. Parra)
Sheila Possner .... assistant: Mr. Ashby
Ana Maria Quintana .... script supervisor
William F. Rose Jr. .... assistant accountant (as William Rose Jr.)
Roberta Rose .... production accountant
Patrice Ryan .... title designer (as Patty Greer)
Ann Scrimshaw .... assistant: Mr. Roth
Lincoln Stalmaster .... production assistant
Donna Wells .... assistant: Mr. Roth
Bruce Goldstein .... stand-in (uncredited)
Melissa Smith .... sales and marketing coordinator (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
115 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Hal Ashby was fired just after principal photography wrapped, and the studio, PSO Entertainment (whose first major production this was), took over creative control.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at 33:00m) When Sunny, the hooker, is thrown from bridge into the river, she is initially shown lying dead in one position along the water's edge, face-down on riverbank. In the subsequent shot, she's in an alternate position and location, more blood-soaked, and face now submerged.See more »
Quotes:
Matthew 'Matt' Scudder:You have quite an education haven't you?
Sarah:Anyone who gets passed the age of two has an education.
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33 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Lost Movie of the 80's, 28 April 2005
Author: Gortch from Montana

Will be recognized as one of the lost classics of the 80's. Bridges gives a great performance and really seems to understand what an alcoholic acts like. has THE best hangover scene of any movie. Andy Garcia made his first impression as the bad guy. Some real off the wall action scenes. This movie got a lot of bad press when it was released. i never understood why as I felt that it was one of Ashby's better later movies. I think Ashby himself will come under a reappraisal in the years to come with his movies being recognized as some coif the best. Some of his stars gave their best performances under his direction, i.e. Jack Nicholson (The Last Detail), Warren Beatty (Shampoo); Jon Voight (Coming Home) and Ruth Gordon.

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