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Release Date:
October 1985 (USA) See more »
Young. Handsome. Desirable. Deadly. See more »
Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maxwell Caulfield ... Roy Alston

Charlie Sheen ... Bo Richards

Patti D'Arbanville ... Angie

Christopher McDonald ... Detective Mark Woods
Hank Garrett ... Detective Ed Hanley
Paul C. Dancer ... Chris
Richard Pachorek ... Boyfriend
Lesa Lee ... Girlfriend
Kenneth Cortland ... Dwayne

Moon Unit Zappa ... Nancy
Dawn Schneider ... Bonnie
Kurt Christian ... Shakir
Don Draper ... Mr. Heaton
Blackie Dammett ... Bartender
Phil Rubenstein ... Gutfield
James Carrington ... Ross

Grant Heslov ... Joe Gonzales
Michael Lewis ... Kanter
Leonard O. Turner ... Sergeant
Vance Colvig Jr. ... Old Man
Jeff Prettyman ... Al
Claudia Templeton ... Girl at Beach
Ron Ross ... Drunk
Carlos Guitarlos ... Patient
Helen Brown ... Old Woman at Beach
Hettie Lynne Hurtes ... Anchorwoman

Sarah Lilly ... Female Officer
Jimmy Ford ... Bob the Jock

James Bolt ... Student
Joseph Michael Cala ... Gas Station Owner
Mary Tiffany ... Woman #1
Marilou Conway ... Woman #2

Mark Stanton ... Student #1
Kevi Kendall ... Student #2
Carmen Filpi ... Bum

Christina Beck ... Punk Girl
John Davey ... Watkins
Geoff Brewer ... Security Guard
Toby Iland ... Tom

Richard Halpern ... Boy
John Escobar ... Policeman #1

Ray Lykins ... Policeman #2
Judie David ... Female Security Guard
Texacala Jones ... Street Band
Pinkie Tessa ... Street Band
Tequila Mockingbird ... Street Band
Maggie Ehrig ... Street Band
Ted Quinn ... Street Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Michaels ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Penelope Spheeris 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Glen Morgan 
James Wong 

Produced by
Sandy Howard .... producer
Don Levin .... executive producer
Michael S. Murphey .... associate producer
Mel Pearl .... executive producer
Keith Rubinstein .... producer
Joel Soisson .... associate producer
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
Cinematography by
Arthur Albert 
Film Editing by
Andy Horvitch 
Casting by
Debra Rubinstein 
Makeup Department
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Warren Lewis .... assistant director
Art Department
Audri Phillips .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Craig Felburg .... production sound mixer
Roy Pahlman .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Barker .... stunts
Jennifer Barlow .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Davie Carothers .... third assistant camera
Steven Flood .... electrician
Kim Heath .... grip
Philip Holahan .... camera operator: second unit
Philip Holahan .... first assistant camera
Roger Olkowski .... lighting gaffer
Phedon Papamichael .... second assistant camera (as Phedon Papamichael Jr.)
Other crew
Buddy Enright .... production assistant
Susan Malerstein .... script supervisor
Victoria Plummer .... production coordinator
Mike Ruscio .... stand-in
Si Timberman .... stand-in

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 (2002) (self applied) | Finland:(Banned) (1987) | France:-16 | Norway:18 | UK:18 (cut video version) | UK:18 (theatrical rating) | USA:R (certificate # 27648) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Roy Alston.See more »
Bo Richards:Hey, this camel jockey is ripping us off!See more »
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Just as good as I remember...., 5 April 2002
Author: delerius from Spain

I saw this movie for the first time 8-9 years ago when I accidently zapped into it on cable tv. I remember it made strong impression on me and that I liked it a lot. Now almost 10 years later I bought the DVD and I must say it makes just as strong impression now. The movie is great & shocking and really makes you think what some people are capable of. I recommend this to everyone that want something more then just the ordinary action movies, but be aware,the movie is very violent and probably not suitable for everyone...

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