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Down Twisted (1987)

When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

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Maxine
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Reno
Trudy Dochterman ...
Michelle (as Trudi Dochtermann)
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Damalas
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Alsandro Deltoid
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Soames
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Brady
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Blake (as Galyn Gorg)
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Tarah
Bambi Jordan ...
Suzie
Ken Wright ...
Mr. Wicks
Alec Markham ...
Captain
Eduardo Cassab ...
Sargento
Christabel Wigley ...
Theona
Joe Holland ...
Mickey (as Tim Holland)
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When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

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The deal's going down but it's going down twisted. See more »


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Treasure of San Lucas  »

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Courteney Cox's film debut. See more »

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Soames: Oh, the deal's going down... but it's going down twisted.
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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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Flor de Mal
Written by Tito Larriva and Steven Hufsteter
Performed by Cruzados
Courtesy of Fatima Records and BUG
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Great Thief Movie
12 July 2004 | by (Staunton, VA) – See all my reviews

One of the best art theft genre movies ever made. Lots of back stabbings with double-crossings, triple-crossings, and quadruple-crossings galore.

However, it's a very 1980's movie, and didn't age well, which probably accounts for it's contemporary unpopularity. A remake would be immensely popular.

For years, the only way to see Down Twisted was to catch it late at night on Cinemax. The movie was not available on VHS (except for $100 rental store copies), and isn't currently available on DVD, so you'll have to beg AMC to broadcast it.

If you can find it, it's well worth the viewing.


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