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Release Date:
March 1987 (USA) See more »
The deal's going down but it's going down twisted. See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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"This deal is going down Reno, but not like we planned. It's going down twisted." See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Carey Lowell ... Maxine

Charles Rocket ... Reno
Trudy Dochterman ... Michelle (as Trudi Dochtermann)

Thom Mathews ... Damalas

Norbert Weisser ... Alsandro Deltoid
Linda Kerridge ... Soames

Nicholas Guest ... Brady

Galyn Görg ... Blake (as Galyn Gorg)

Courteney Cox ... Tarah
Bambi Jordan ... Suzie
Ken Wright ... Mr. Wicks
Alec Markham ... Captain
Eduardo Cassab ... Sargento
Christabel Wigley ... Theona
Joe Holland ... Mickey (as Tim Holland)
Paula Nichols ... Shayne
Shayne Farris ... Electra
Eric Bartsch ... First Customer
Tony Kienitz ... Second Customer
Chesher Cat ... Cocktail Waitress (as Deborah Chesher)

Ana De Sade ... Cafe Owner
Alejandro Tamayo ... Funeral Director
Lucy Reina ... Anna (as Lucy Reyna)
Magda Panos ... Tour Guide
Spike Silver ... Farnsworth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Michael Paul ... Airplane Mechanic

Directed by
Albert Pyun 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene O'Neill 
Tom O'Neill 
Albert Pyun  story
Noreen Tobin 

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Tom Karnowski .... associate producer
Karen Koch .... associate producer
Original Music by
Eric Allaman  (as Berlin Game)
Eric Allaman 
Cinematography by
Walt Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Dennis M. O'Connor  (as Dennis O'Connor)
Casting by
Perry Bullington 
Production Design by
Chester Kaczenski 
Art Direction by
Richard K. Hummel  (as Richard Hummel)
Douglas H. Leonard 
Set Decoration by
A. Rosalind Crew 
Costume Design by
Renee Johnston 
Makeup Department
Teri Blythe .... assistant makeup artist
Cinzia Zanetti .... key hair stylist
Cinzia Zanetti .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christopher Pearce .... unit production manager
Roni Ya'ackov .... executive in charge of production (as Rony Yacov)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edwidge Cavanna .... second assistant director
Rubén González .... first assistant director: Mexico (as Ruben Gonzales)
Ramiro Jaloma .... first assistant director (as Ramiro G. Jaloma)
Tony Perez .... second assistant director
Art Department
Steven P. Duchscherer .... property master
John 'Mac' McWilliams .... set dresser
Sound Department
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Ann Ducommun .... assistant sound editor
John Duvall .... foley editor
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Richard King .... supervising sound editor
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer
Cliff Latimer .... adr supervisor
Martin Maryska .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Burt Dalton .... special effects coordinator (as Bert Dalton)
Frank L. Pope .... special effects crew
Larry Roberts .... special effects crew
Rick Avery .... stunts
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts (as Christine Baur)
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Monty Cox .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (as Chris Dolle)
Donna Evans .... stunts
Alan Gibbs .... stunt coordinator
Andy Gill .... stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunts (as Fred Learner)
Khristian Lupo .... stunt performer
Matt McCullan .... stunts
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts (as Paula Moody)
Mic Rodgers .... stunts (as Mic Rodger)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronny Rondel)
Sharon Schaffer .... stunts
Spike Silver .... stunts
Danny Weselis .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Byers .... camera operator (as Frank Byer)
Alan Caso .... camera operator
Martin J. Layton .... camera operator (as Marty Layton)
Steve Mathis .... gaffer
Philip Alan Waters .... additional photographer (as Phillip Waters)
Philip Alan Waters .... camera operator (as Phillip Waters)
Editorial Department
Greg MacLaurin .... first assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Eric Allaman .... music produced by
Other crew
Jill Gurr .... script supervisor
Joe Straw .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Treasure of San Lucas" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:88 min | West Germany:84 min (video)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Courteney Cox's film debut.See more »
Soames:Oh, the deal's going down... but it's going down twisted.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Miami Vice" (1984)See more »
Suspicious Minds (Suspicious Mix)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"This deal is going down Reno, but not like we planned. It's going down twisted.", 17 April 1999
Author: D Tubbs from Fairbanks, AK, USA

Great 80's verité (like Miami Vice). A low-budget but likeable caper movie.

A wealthy industrialist hires six thieves to steal a valuable relic from the fictional country of San Lucas just before the annual parade celebrating the relic. He gets double crossed by his own team of thieves, most notably Charles Rocket (SNL, Earth Girls Are Easy). Carey Lowell (Law & Order, Sleepless in Seattle), the baddest Bond Girl. is an innocent bystander dragged into the plot.

Keep an eye out for Courteney Cox at the beginning of the movie.

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