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Writer:
Dick Wolf (written by)
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Release Date:
23 October 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Once you get a taste of the good life, it's hard to let go. Even if your life depends on it. See more »
Plot:
A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
L.A. 80s Cool At Its' Best See more (28 total) »

Cast

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D.B. Sweeney ... Benjy Taylor

Charlie Sheen ... Ted Varrick

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)

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
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
 
Stunts
Hal Burton .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunt coordinator
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Theresa Eubanks .... stunts
Trace Eubanks .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... 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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Benjy Taylor:[points out a Ferrari to steal] How about this one?
Ted Varrick:[disdainfully] Italian trash... besides, I only steal Porsches.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 'Law & Order': The Beginning (2002) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
BRIGHTER THAN THE MOONSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
L.A. 80s Cool At Its' Best, 7 June 2012
Author: RabbitValleyRebel from United States

I hate to praise Charlie Sheen, but I must.He played this role so perfectly, that I forgot I was watching a movie. I know that's a cliché by now, but it applies.

You know the plot from the other reviews. Boyish undercover cop infiltrates a mechanic shop and befriends the owner, whom he is assigned to tail. That's because he is a suspected car thief and murderer.

Think "Point Break" here, only 4 years earlier. A charismatic bad boy, sucks a peer into his criminal world, and the peer is actually in law enforcement.

If you love 80s movies set amidst the glitz of 80s L.A., with fancy cars and classic obscure 80s dance tunes thrown in, you will love this one.

I couldn't help envying the adventure that the D.B. Sweeney character was having. Nothing exciting ever happens to me. He gets introduced to the world of "the rich and aimless," gets a brother-like best friend who gives him money and lavish gifts, and he falls in love with a beautiful rich girl.

There were a couple of authenticity problems I have to mention. The Sweeney character was supposed to be a 22 year old rookie, yet he was working undercover. Wouldn't that be a bit advanced for him? He was not a detective. But I guess they had to use him, because of his mechanical acumen with Porsches.

Also, in order to get hired as a Porsche mechanic, wouldn't he have to show that he passed certification classes? Having just worked on some old cars in his driveway, would he really be skilled enough to work with professional foreign car mechanics, without taking any courses?

The Randy Quaid character was a little comic-bookie, or over-the-top angry, but I guess they had to establish the tension between him and the rookie.

The final showdown will again remind you of "Point Break." Enjoy it. This is definitely a guy's movie.

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