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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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Charlie Sheen makes mediocre movie watchable 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
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?

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 »
Plot holes: 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]
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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Charlie Sheen makes mediocre movie watchable, 27 April 2012
Author: msroz from United States

This story is far from being original. We've seen many elements of it before. That, however, would not necessarily have brought it down.

The movie has two terrific car crash stunts worth seeing. It has a fine performance by Charlie Sheen. I always like his portrayals. This is no exception. It has good support from Randy Quaid, another fine actor. The female lead, Lara Harris, also does a good job with an underwritten part.

D.B. Sweeney plays an undercover cop trying to get the goods on Sheen for his boss Quaid. His portrayal lacked the depth and grit needed to bring the movie up, since its plot was quite prosaic.

The overall impact of the story is muted. The conflict between Sheen and another car thief nemesis of his is treated too sketchily to be really effective. This, in fact, is the problem all through the movie. The conflicts that are possible to bring out within this story are skipped over or not brought out enough. I fault the script and the direction for this. The result is a feeling of blandness at times and haste at other times. At other times, the story drags. Scenes that should be very tense are not. A big burden fell on Sheen to gloss over these faults and make the movie work, and I think he almost carried it off.

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