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Release Date:
23 October 1987 (USA) See more »
Once you get a taste of the good life, it's hard to let go. Even if your life depends on it. See more »
A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Hugely Underrated but highly enjoyable 80's gem See more (27 total) »


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Charlie Sheen ... Ted Varrick

D.B. Sweeney ... Benjy Taylor

Lara Harris ... Ann Varrick

Randy Quaid ... Lieutenant Vincent Bracey

Bill Duke ... Malcolm

R.D. Call ... Frank Martin

Arlen Dean Snyder ... Lieutenant Curtis Loos

M. Emmet Walsh ... Captain Haun
Al Shannon ... Danny
Bernie Pock ... Ridley
Kenny Endoso ... Leon
James F. Kelly ... Brandon
Lori Butler ... Suzanne
Clare Wren ... Deborah
Philip Benichou ... Michel

Linda Carol ... Party Girl

Danitza Kingsley ... Margot

Peggy McCay ... Benjy's Mom

Linda Shayne ... Peggy

Robert Pierce ... Jim
Claude Earl Jones ... Uncle Ray
Jan Burrell ... Aunt Rhea

Channing Chase ... Aunt Fran
Jessica Puscas ... Mary Jean
Molly Carter ... Colleen

Florence Schauffler ... Apartment Manager

Guy Boyd ... Jaws

Henry G. Sanders ... Heath (as Henry Sanders)

Gary Riley ... Cal
Jenny Gago ... Tory Bracey

Scott Lincoln ... Bailey
James W. Smith ... Shopping Center Guard
Jack Yates ... Shopping Center Guard
Tom Santo ... Juio
Anthony Palmer ... Supplier
Jeff O'Haco ... Valet (as Jeff L. O'Haco)
Mario Roberts ... Valet

Michael Riley ... Horton
Denis Hartigan ... Duncan
The Untouchables ... Club Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Burns ... Auto Repair Shop Customer (uncredited)
Jeff Dandurand ... Kid Auto Thief (uncredited)
Michael Della Femina ... Webb (uncredited)

George Dzundza ... Uncle Mike (uncredited)
John Gocha ... Porsche Mechanic (uncredited)
Shawn McBurney ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Brad Pitt ... Waiter (uncredited)

Ray Quiroga ... Jake school friend (uncredited)

Joseph Michael Roth ... Christmas Caroler (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Werner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Wolf  written by

Produced by
Jack Behr .... associate producer
Tony Ganz .... executive producer
Ron Howard .... executive producer
Sandy Kroopf .... associate producer
Joseph Stern .... producer
Dick Wolf .... producer
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
Hiro Narita 
Film Editing by
Steven Cohen 
Daniel P. Hanley  (as Daniel Hanley)
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
Marcia Ross 
Production Design by
Paul Peters 
Set Decoration by
Ethel Robins Richards 
Costume Design by
Jodie Lynn Tillen 
Makeup Department
Susan A. Cabral .... makeup artist
Yolanda Toussieng .... hair stylist
Production Management
Duncan Henderson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director
Matt Earl Beesley .... second assistant director
Philip Gallegos .... second second assistant director
Josh McLaglen .... first assistant director
Art Department
Elbert L. Andrew .... sign painter
Eva Anna Andry .... assistant art director (as Eva Anna Bohn)
Mike Carrillo .... assistant property master
William Davidson .... construction leadman (as William R. Davidson)
Anthony Klaiman .... set dresser
Christine Maurer .... laborer
Robert Misetich .... stand-by painter
Andy Pedroza .... prop maker (as Andrew Pedroza)
Richard Ross .... labor foreman (as Richard E. Ross)
Greg Villalva .... construction coordinator
William Warner .... painter
Sound Department
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
Richard Friedman .... supervising adr editor (as Dick Friedman)
Roxanne Jones .... sound editor
Fred Judkins .... sound editor
Jimmy Ling .... sound editor
Tom McCarthy Jr. .... supervising sound editor
Howard Neiman .... sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Don S. Walden .... sound editor (as Don Walden)
Gordon Webb .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Dennis Petersen .... special effects
Hal Burton .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunt coordinator
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Theresa Eubanks .... stunts
Trace Eubanks .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Gary Hymes .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracy Keehn)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (as Terry J. Leonard)
Mike Marasco .... stunts (as Michael Marasco)
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts
Bob Orrison .... stunts (as Robert Orrison)
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Tom Sarmento .... stunts (as Thomas G. Sarmento)
Russell Solberg .... stunts
Jerry Spicer .... stunts
Edward J. Ulrich .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (as Allan Wyatt Jr.)
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunts (as Allan Wyatt)
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Baber .... electrician (as Keith D. Baber)
Michael Everett .... electrician
David Fay .... dolly grip (as Dave Fay)
Robert Garcia .... grip
Antonio V. Garrido .... grip
Gerald A. King .... key grip (as Jerry King)
Brett Laumann .... electrician
Steve Mathis .... gaffer
Raman Rao .... best boy electric
Bill Sordal .... grip (as Bill R. Sordal)
Robert Sordal .... second grip
Roy H. Wagner .... director of photography: second unit
Editorial Department
Michael Amundsen .... assistant editor
Pablo Ferro .... montage
Mark Mangione .... assistant editor
Joe McJimsey .... first assistant editor (as Joseph McJimsey)
Robert Leader .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Cyre .... musician
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator
Chris Silagyi .... music producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Joseph Prado .... driver (as Joseph R. Prado)
Other crew
Shari Cartun .... assistant production accountant
Pablo Ferro .... title designer: main title sequence
John Gocha .... technical advisor
Hope Williams .... script supervisor


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USA:106 min
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Did You Know?

Charlie Sheen was injured when a squib hardened overnight and was detonated at the wrong time. He received lacerations to his face and was knocked unconscious. He received nine stitches, and was deaf in one ear for four weeks.See more »
Continuity: After the chase between the Porsche and the Camaro, when the Porsche gets banged up pretty bad on the right side and a window is blown out by a shotgun, the Porsche is driven into the chop shop and it doesn't have a scratch on it. In the next scene the right front end of the car is shown and it's a slightly lighter/paler color and appears to have scratches, although it looks more like mud splashes or painted-on damage than scratches.See more »
Benjy Taylor:[points out a Ferrari to steal] How about this one?
Ted Varrick:[disdainfully] Italian trash... besides, I only steal Porsches.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 'Law & Order': The Beginning (2002) (V)See more »
READY OR NOTSee more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Hugely Underrated but highly enjoyable 80's gem, 26 July 2009
Author: med_1978 from United Kingdom

Charlie Sheen and Little known actor DB Sweeney star in this excellent thriller about a cop who is sent undercover at a chop shop to find out who murdered another undercover officer.

DB Sweeney is not bad as the cop who ends up blurring the line and whose loyalties become divided. Benjy (DB Sweeney) gets in way over his head when he falls for the prime suspects sister(Lara Harris), and becomes buddy's with the suspect.

Charlie Sheen is at his super smooth and sleek best as the extremely affable but ultimately very cunning Ted Varrick. A well respected guy who has cops on the payroll, steals Porsche's and still has time for lavish party's at his home. As Sheen tell's Sweeney "Welcome to the lifestyles of the rich and aimless" ! There is a lot to like about this film. The performances range from excellent (Charlie Sheen & Randy Quaid as Sweeney's boss) to good (DB Sweeney) to not so good (Lara Harris). The Car Chases are well filmed and exciting as well as pretty believable as is the storyline and the actions of the characters. The Tension between Sweeney & Sheen and the ending are well handled and leaves you satisfied at the end.

I was surprised that Character actor George Dzundza was uncredited as Benjy's Uncle Mike and he is not even listed on IMDb (I have sent a cast update to IMDb).

I highly recommend this film and would rate it 7/10

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