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Bobby Barbato
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Denise DeLeon
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Louis DeLeon
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Jerry Pepper
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Dee Dee
Richard Venture ...
Gower
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Lester
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McDonald
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Levesque
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Lupo
Dennis Duffy ...
Lynch (as Denis Duffy)
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Green
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Courtney
Clair Dolan ...
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Carri Levinson ...
Courtney's Girlfriend (as Carri Lynn Levinson)
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An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A romantic plot ensues, as well as a confrontation with the gang leaders. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Gangster Kid  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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Bobby Barbato: Which apartment do you live at?
Louis DeLeon: [looks at Barbato and says nothing]
Bobby Barbato: Fine, we'll knock on them all. With your head.
[throws Louis at a door]
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 20 September 1986 (1986) See more »

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Playing With Fire
by Jackie Jackson, Pamela Phillips Orland and Jack Wargo
Performed by Greg Phillinganes
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Could have been so much more....
13 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was all here. The casting is good, everyone in this movie is competent. Alonzo is great to look at.

The storyline is good, analyze the scripting: even it is good and the plot is VERY plausible... but it's missing "heart" even though it's what the movie is all about.

But I dont understand why the hockey action wasnt re-shot after the dailies... looks like Keaton's ego went wild and the action is ridiculous, all the moves of an 8 year old rec hockey player. And I dont understand a team trying to make the play-offs but never practices.

Who do we blame for this ... Keaton? The Director?

And who picked the "musical" background for this thing.. sure does date it, or consign it to the made for TV genre. Which I guess it is.

Overall, it's a better story than it is a movie... so I guess it serves a purpose: to be the base from which to compare Keaton's other work.

Worth watching but not renting unless you get it for a buck.


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