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Once you get a taste of the good life, it's hard to let go. Even if your life depends on it.
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23 October 1987 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,088,273,
25 October 1987, Limited Release
Gross USA: $2,877,571
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Many of the major supporting characters were cast late into production. See more
When Ted meets 'Bill' at the shopping mall at the end of the movie, he calls him 'Benji', his real name. In an earlier scene, Ted had learned from Ann that Bill is a cop, but he left the house before she told him anything else. Thus, Ted wouldn't be able to know that Bill's real name is Benji. See more
[the car phone in the Porsche rings
Hello? No, Rick is not here. Who am I? The guy stealing Rick's car...
LEAVE MY HEART ALONE
Performed by James House
Written by James House
, Todd Sharp, Jack Conrad
Published by Ah Rollins/Texascity Music, Ensign Corporation, Cement Chicken Music
Produced by Jack Conrad & James House See more