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Leo Garen (written by) &
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11 April 1986 (USA) See more »
They're back on the mean streets. But this time, they're the good guys.
In an attempt of resocialisation, five hopeless juvenile criminals are sent away from prison into the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Stephen Lang ... Joe
Michael Carmine ... Ruben

Lauren Holly ... Nikki

John Cameron Mitchell ... J.L.

Danny Quinn ... Carlos (as Daniele Quinn)

Leon ... Moss (as Leon Robinson)
Al Shannon ... Dorcey
Danton Stone ... Aldo

Paul Calderon ... Tito

Laurence Fishburne ... Cream (as Larry Fishburne)

James Remar ... Nestor
Tony Bolano ... Felix
Frank Gilbert ... Antoine
Erla Julmiste ... Celeste
Deborah King ... Yvette
Jimi Ruccolo ... Diablo

Bill Smitrovich ... Chavez
Luis Valderrama ... Chooch
Roy Datz ... Rene
James Eros ... Hakim
Kenny Calman ... Helicopter Pilot (as Ken Calman)
Carl Jay Cofield ... 27th Avenue Player (as Carl Cofield)
T.R. Durphy ... Drug Dealer
Eddie Edenfield ... Counselor #1
Matt Butler ... Cop #1

Dan Fitzgerald ... Cop #2
Christopher Berry ... Moss' Clipboard Guard
Peter Fournier ... Ruben's Clipboard Guard
Julian Byrd ... J.L.'s Father
Joan Murphy ... J.L.'s Mother
Ally Garrett ... J.L.'s Sister (as Allyson Garret)

Michael Gregory ... Van Guard

Sandy Mielke ... Reception Guard
D.L. Blakely ... Guard #1
Jim Zubiena ... Officer #1
Nelson Oramas ... Officer #2

Antoni Corone ... Narc #1
Joe Petrullo ... Narc #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Candace Carey ... Little Girl Jumping Rope (uncredited)

Martin Ferrero ... Hardware Clerk (uncredited)

Jim Fitzpatrick ... Young Street Gangster (uncredited)

Dan Hanks ... Shooting cop (uncredited)

David Mandel ... Thug (uncredited)
Jose Zequiero ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Michael Glaser 
Writing credits
Leo Garen (written by) &
Jack Baran (written by)

Produced by
Don Kurt .... associate producer
Michael Mann .... executive producer
Michael Rauch .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Rubini (original music by)
Cinematography by
Reynaldo Villalobos (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jack Hofstra 
Casting by
Pat McCorkle 
Production Design by
Gregory Bolton 
Art Direction by
J. Mark Harrington  (as Mark Harrington)
Set Decoration by
Don K. Ivey 
Costume Design by
Robert De Mora 
Makeup Department
Frank Bianco .... hair stylist
Marie Del Russo .... makeup artist
Production Management
David V. Lester .... unit production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Kehoe .... first assistant director (as Patrick Kehoe)
James LaRocca .... additional second assistant director (as James 'Rico' LaRocca)
Jeffrey W. Stacey .... second second assistant director
Robert Yannetti .... second assistant director
Art Department
Harold Collins .... construction coordinator
Jack W. Davis .... greensman
Jose Duarte .... paint foreman
Richard Helfritz .... leadman (as Richard A. Helfritz)
Barry Henig .... property master
Harry M. McCabe .... assistant property master
Verónica Riedel .... assistant art director (as Veronica Riedel)
James Robinson II .... greensman (as James W. Robinson II)
Nicholas J. Romanac .... set dresser (as Nick Romanac)
Hilda Stark .... storyboard artist
O.C. Whiddon .... construction foreman (as Oscar C. Whiddon)
Roger Ragland .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
George H. Anderson .... sound editor
James Beshears .... supervising ADR editor
David B. Cohn .... sound editor
Dean Drabin .... foley mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording mixer (as Christopher Jenkins)
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor (as Carl K. Mahakian)
Matthew C. May .... assistant sound editor
John Murray .... assistant sound editor (as John M. Murray)
Howard Neiman .... sound editor (as Howard S. Neiman)
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist (as Dan L. O'Connell)
Lauren Palmer .... ADR editor (as Lauren J. Palmer)
David Pettijohn .... supervising sound effects editor (as David A. Pettijohn)
Larry Stensvold .... re-recording mixer
Howard Warren .... sound mixer
Scott Warren .... boom operator
J.R. Westen .... ADR mixer
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Danny Cangemi .... special effects (as Dan Cangemi)
James Harris .... special effects
Kevin Harris .... special effects
Stan Parks .... special effects
Ken Pepiot .... special effects coordinator
Fredrick Ward .... special effects (as Fred Ward)
Jay Amor .... stunts
John Ashby .... stunts
Chick Bernhardt .... stunts
Courtney Brown .... stunts
Mark Brown .... stunts
Steve Cremin .... stunts
Dan Doucette .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
John Escobar .... stunts
Joe Finnegan .... stunts
Bobby J. Foxworth .... stunts (as Bobby Foxworth)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunt coordinator
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
Robert Jauregui .... stunts (as Bobby Jauregui)
Harold Jones .... stunts
Clay M. Lilley .... stunts (as Clay Lilley)
Artie Malesci .... stunts
Bobby McLaughlin .... stunts (as Bobby MacLaughlin)
Marc Mercury .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Louis Nolan .... stunts
Bill Orsini .... stunts (as William James Orsini)
Candice Orsini .... stunts (as Candy Orsini)
Ruth A. Redfern .... stunts (as Ruth Redfern)
Raphael Rey Gomez .... stunts
Mark Salem .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Al Simon .... stunts
Spice Williams-Crosby .... stunts (as Spice Williams)
Camera and Electrical Department
James H. Armfield .... still photographer
Jerry Bertolami .... dolly grip
Hugo Cortina .... gaffer
Gary R. Dodd .... key grip (as Gary Dodd)
Robert Heine .... second assistant cameraman (as Robert J. Heine)
George Kohut .... camera operator
Ben Lowe Jr. .... best boy (as Ben Lowe)
William McConnell .... first assistant cameraman
Norman Zuckerman .... electrical best boy
Casting Department
Marcy Carriker .... casting: Los Angeles
Yonit Hamer .... location casting
Maria Lombardi .... casting assistant
Bonnie Timmermann .... casting consultant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Benedict-Pierce .... costumer (as Linda Benedict Peirce)
John Glaser .... costumer
Austin Myers .... assistant: Robert DeMora
Esther Robinson .... costumer
Mary Soule .... costumer
Editorial Department
Bernard Caputo .... additional film editor
Nick Hunter .... apprentice film editor
Russ Kingston .... assistant film editor
J.W. Kompare .... assistant film editor
Gina Lombardo .... assistant film editor
Stephen E. Rivkin .... associate film editor
Ed Stabile .... apprentice film editor
Randee Lynne Jensen .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Gaylon J. Horton .... music supervisor
Dominick Maita .... music re-mixer
George A. Martin .... music editor
Leslie Morris .... music coordinator
Doug Parry .... music re-mixer
The Reds .... creator: additional music
The Reds .... performer: additional music
Judy Ross .... associate music supervisor
Michel Rubini .... performer: original music
Don Smith .... music re-mixer
Transportation Department
William Foster .... transportation coordinator
Edward Haber .... transportation captain
Other crew
Dana Augustine .... production assistant
Jean Berlow .... assistant: Don Kurt
Sherrie Bradshaw .... assistant accountant
Deborah Bulmer .... production assistant
Peggy Coleman .... production assistant
Jack Cowden .... script supervisor
Irene Dakota .... assistant: Michael Rauch
Lee Faulkner .... product placement
Jon Glafcke .... projectionist (as Jon Gelfcke)
Karen Gordon .... production accountant
Moby Griffin .... marine coordinator
Kip Langello .... production assistant
Ellen Levene .... unit publicist
Artie Malesci .... livestock coordinator
Jan Nizen .... location scout
Jose Novo .... production assistant
Roni Peterson .... assistant: Paul Michael Glaser
Celia Randolph .... assistant production coordinator
John Skotchdopole .... production assistant
Cynthia Streit .... production coordinator (as Cynthia E. Streit)
Dennis Michael Swan .... craft service
Warner R. Wacha .... production assistant (as Warner Wacha)
Jim Zubiena .... technical advisor: firearms
Michael Jarvis .... location scout (uncredited)
John Nicolella .... the producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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109 min
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80's movie, with a band I like, working on a different beat, 27 February 2014
Author: videorama-759-859391 from adelaide, australia

1986 wasn't just responsible for the much stylish but less substance hit, Miami Vice. As a bonus, this cheesy delight, which had a one week release in Adelaide with only a one nightly session, hit the screens, then suddenly disappeared. It's poster and tagline were fascinating, and still today, looking back on this film, is one of the reasons, 86 was a great year for cheesy movies. BOTH is a good movie, very well directed, by Starsky and Hutch's, Paul Michael Glaser, who went onto to make on to make that unique Arnie pic, The Running Man. The premise is great, and in reality, it's something that actually should be operating with re offenders. Five juvies are taken out of jail, two of different races, going off at each other like savages, another one, a drug dealer who likes to dress good, caught in a sting operation, his girlfriend (a young unknown Lauren Holly) getting away, but coming back into the picture later. The other two are hard cases, unstable you might say, the youngest, only a kid, from an abusive childhood, who shot his old man. These five are taken out into the croc infested waters of the everglades, and dumped there, not the most appropriate place. They're met by a mentor, Joe (an always reliable acting talent, Stephen Lang) who teaches them the basics, how to survive and fend for themselves. They overcome many obstacles, the racist hating two, finally coming to a truce. This is the first half of the movie, that's slightly interrupted by the chief baddie, James Remar as a vicious drug lord Nestor, who's doing Nikki (Holly) and keeps real skeletons as trophies in his closets. He ever so nicely, orders Holly to go upstairs and take her clothes off, where back then, she was pretty hot looking. To the second, part of the film. Our juvie five, having passed the survival test, set up house, in Miami, giving a whole new revamp and colourful paint over. But remember they're here to do a job, which later becomes personal, but the band come through. I like movies with different premises, which is why I very much liked this. Mister Misters's 86 hit, Broken Wings, appears, but somehow doesn't work for a scene involving a squabble between Holly and Mr Slick dressed, juvie, boyfriend. It just didn't feel appropriate. But you can't fault the originality of the movie, where the strong performances of Remar and Lang, keep the film in check. This is one eighties flick, you must check out + a scene of Bikini clad Holly sunbathing on Nestor's boat, where he childs her on covering herself when black guys are around.

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