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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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Character-based action-suspense drama set in glitter 80's Hollywood See more (28 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:

Nancy Barcellona ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

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


Additional Details

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USA:106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

George Ddzundza appears unbilled as Uncle Mike.See more »
Continuity: The car chase scene between the silver Porsche and the blue Camaro contains many inconsistencies. The Porsche's left rear passenger window disappears and reappears between shots before the scene where the Camaro passenger destroys it with a shotgun. Before the climax of the chase, the Camaro's front end is damaged, but there are no scenes showing how it got damaged during the scene.See more »
[the car phone in the Porsche rings]
Benjy Taylor:Hello? No, Rick is not here. Who am I? The guy stealing Rick's car...
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 'Law & Order': The Beginning (2002) (V)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Character-based action-suspense drama set in glitter 80's Hollywood, 4 December 2009
Author: radicus from LA LA LAND *LA*

I agree with most of the positive comments on this film. I also waited ages to see this. My wife was an extra in one of the mall parking lot scenes and I was with her on the shoot (She was also in Less than Zero, ah those were the days). I never bought the video as I was waiting for a widescreen version which never came out. Then I happened to catch in on MGM HD on directTV recently. It surely has stood the test of time. It's like a well stored vintage wine, more tasty for having been locked away.

Sheen as a Dean-like forerunner of his over the top real life and TV sitcom persona, is excellent. Sweeney is like Duchovny, brilliant in his understatedness. Even the listless sister adds to the increasing and uneasy chemistry that develops between the 3. I bought it.

Needless to say, the action is tight and gripping. I've cruised Mulholland in a Porsche, and take out of town relatives there to sightsee so I may be biased, heheh...

The HD transfer was luminous and film-like perfection. A plus was the 80's soundtrack featuring a live appearance by The Untouchables, an early Ska local band!

What more can I say? Yes the movie does has Law and Order written all over it,but ah, what a episode!

If you enjoy the slower paced movies of the golden era, this one won't disappoint.

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